CAPITOL CROWD: Drew Crompton, Chief of Staff to Sen. Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson)

CAPITOL CROWD: Drew Crompton, Chief of Staff to Sen. Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson)

Drew Crompton, Chief of Staff to President Pro Tempore Sen. Joe Scarnati talks with The PLS Reporter about a typical day at the Capitol, where he likes to vacation with his family, and why he doesn't wear socks. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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CAPITOL CROWD: CJ Hafner, Chief Counsel to Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny)

CAPITOL CROWD: CJ Hafner, Chief Counsel to Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny)

The PLS Reporter sat down with CJ Hafner, Chief Counsel to Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny). He discussed his job, how he came to work at the state Capitol, and what he enjoys doing in his free time. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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Organ Donation Law Update Bill Draws Law Enforcement Concern

Legislation updating Pennsylvania's organ donation laws was the subject of a House Judiciary Committee subcommittee hearing today. The bill, House Bill 30 by Rep. Joe Petrarca (D-Westmoreland), was supported by organ donation advocates. However, some in the law enforcement community expressed concern with the current version of the bill.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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Capitol Quick Hits 5.13.14

Here are the highlights from news conferences, rallies, and advocacy days held in the Capitol today:

  • The Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) Energy Education Fund (KEEF) honored four schools for "Moving to the Head of the Class" in energy efficiency today in the Capitol Rotunda. Rich Selevrian, President of KEEA explained that saving energy in schools is important because  every dollar saved on energy goes back to the kids and the curriculum. 
  • The Pennsylvania Association of School Board Officials (PASBO), the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA), and the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools (PARSS) held a conference call  today to discuss the importance of special education funding reform. A spokesman for the PSBA applauded the efforts of the Special Education Funding Commission, established under Act 3 of 2013, which was charged with making recommendations to modify the charter school special education funding mechanism. 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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GUEST COLUMN: On My Mind from Corinna Wilson

GUEST COLUMN: On My Mind from Corinna Wilson

Is Corruption Inevitable?

In the first topic of her guest column series "On My Mind," Corinna Wilson takes a look at corruption in politics and whether political corruption is inevitable.

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Sunday, May 11, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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