Freshman Focus: Representative Anita Kulik (D-Allegheny)

Freshman Focus: Representative Anita Kulik (D-Allegheny)

Meet Rep. Anita Kulik (D-Allegheny). The PLS Reporter sat down with Rep. Kulik to find out what committees she is serving on, what her goals are, and what she does in her spare time. 

Friday, February 3, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Rep. Hickernell shares views as new House Education chairman

Rep. Hickernell shares views as new House Education chairman

With changes to both the Senate and House Education Committees, The PLS Reporter has been talking with the new chairmen to get their views on what they might prioritize in terms of education policy and what new their committees might address in the coming session.

This week, we talk with Rep. David Hickernell (R-Lancaster) in his new role as Majority Chairman of the House Education Committee, who told us one of his priorities will be discussing and advancing legislation that will provide Pennsylvania students with a diverse range of educational choices.

Friday, February 3, 2017/Author: Matt Hess
Categories: News and Views

Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 33: Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny)

Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) joins the podcast this week to talk about Senate Democratic priorities for this session, the coming budget, gaming expansion, and more!

Friday, February 3, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Rotunda Ramblings
Pittsburgh Black Elected Officials Coalition releases its Peace and Justice Initiative Report

Pittsburgh Black Elected Officials Coalition releases its Peace and Justice Initiative Report

In an effort to ensure equitable improvements in the quality of life for African American residents in Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Black Elected Officials Coalition (PBEOC) released a 61-page Pittsburgh Peace and Justice Initiative report Thursday outlining ways to accomplish just that. 

The coalition, consisting of state Representatives Ed Gainey (D-Sheridan) and Jake Wheatley (D-Hill District), Allegheny County Councilman DeWitt Walton (District 10) and Pittsburgh City Councilmen Rev. Ricky Burgess (District 9) and Daniel Lavelle (District 6), came together to examine and measure six-key areas of quality of life: public safety, affordable housing, family outcomes, business and organizations, education, and employment. 
Thursday, February 2, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Gov. Wolf announces increases in Medicaid expansion

Gov. Wolf announces increases in Medicaid expansion

Gov. Tom Wolf was joined by Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas, Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller, and Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks)  to announce that the medicaid expansion has reached 700,000 Pennsylvanians.

Thursday, February 2, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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