Medical marijuana: where it’s been and where it’s going

With two House committees having held their third hearing on the subject Wednesday and the Senate seemingly poised to pass medical marijuana legalization legislation upon its return in the first week of May, The PLS Reporter takes a brief look at the recent history of the topic and looks at what might happen to the issue as it advances.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

PA Supreme Court sees staff leadership change

For the first time in about 15 years, the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts—the administrative arm of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court responsible for oversight and administration of all of Pennsylvania courts—will have a new administrator in July.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

House hearing starts look at ways to increase career and technical education opportunities

A select subcommittee of the House Education Committee held its first hearing Tuesday examining how to increase K-12 career and technical education opportunities.

The Select Subcommittee on Career and Technical Education was formed by House Resolution 102 with bipartisan support in early March and is chaired by Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) and Rep. Patrick Harkins (D-Erie).

Tuesday, April 28, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Lawmaker wants to bring OSHA to PA public employers

Lawmaker wants to bring OSHA to PA public employers

Public employers are exempt from the requirements of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), the law setting minimum workplace safety requirements.

Rep. Pat Harkins (D-Erie) is trying to change that in Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Auditor General says state schools need to improve campus safety procedures

Auditor General says state schools need to improve campus safety procedures

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released a performance audit of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education which showed the university system needs to revise its policies related to reporting campus safety violations and Title IX compliance.

The audit also recommends the state system continue cost-containment procedures in order to keep tuition increases as low as possible.

“In general, our audit shows they are on track,” DePasquale said during a Monday press conference. “However, we did find that the system needs to step up its game to ensure that every campus has consistent policies and procedures in place to adequately address instances of sexual discrimination and sexual violence.”

Monday, April 27, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Tags:
RSS
First547548549550551552553554555556Last