GUEST COLUMN: On My Mind from Corinna Wilson

GUEST COLUMN: On My Mind from Corinna Wilson

Breaking Bad

Continuing her guest column series, "On My Mind" Corinna Wilson discusses the development of the pension crisis and how its inevitable end result could have been more readily seen if public policy moved at TV binge-watching speed.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: Features
Face of the Day

Face of the Day

This face was found within the intricate detailing of the lamp post outside the Capitol newsroom. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Event Central
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All agree that Pa. needs new school funding formula but debate intense over Philly cig tax increase

All agree that Pa. needs new school funding formula but debate intense over Philly cig tax increase

What is behind the calls for the Pennsylvania General Assembly to vote on a special tax to fund Philadelphia schools? 

While everyone agrees that Pennsylvania needs a new school funding formula, the fight here is about the wisdom of stop-gap measures such as the $2-per-pack cigarette tax proposed by Philadelphia.

Monday, August 4, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Capitol Quick Hits for 8.4.14

Capitol Quick Hits for 8.4.14

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

Rep. Greg Vitali (D-Delaware) today announced the introduction of a resolution calling on the governor and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to prevent drilling operations in the Clarence Moore Lands and preserve the character of the Loyalsock State Forest. He said the commonwealth owns the surface rights of tract, but Anadarko and Southwest own the mineral rights. HR 500 has an “impressive array of cosponsors,” said Rep. Vitali. 


Monday, August 4, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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House Republicans abdicated responsibility by delaying vote on Philly cig taxes, Dems say

House Republicans abdicated responsibility by delaying vote on Philly cig taxes, Dems say

House Democratic leaders say their membership is prepared to come back to vote on a measure authorizing a $2 per pack cigarette tax to fund Philadelphia schools.

“I know members, including the Democratic leader, ready to cancel vacations to come back here and do what was necessary to help Philadelphia students,” said Rep. Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny), a member of the House Democratic leadership team.

Monday, August 4, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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