PA Weekly

PA Weekly

September 19, 2016 - September 23, 2016

PA Weekly is a glance at Capitol happenings as covered each week by the reporters of Pennsylvania Legislative Services.

Friday, September 23, 2016/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: Features
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Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 24

In this episode of the podcast, we talk to Sen. Dave Argall (R-Schuylkill) about property tax reform/elimination, his efforts in that regard, where things stand, and where things are going.

Friday, September 23, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Features
Auditor General DePasquale speaks out on PA charter school law

Auditor General DePasquale speaks out on PA charter school law

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale held a press conference Thursday afternoon where he discussed the issue with Pennsylvania's charter school law. 

DePasquale stated that Pennsylvania has the "worst charter school law in the United States." 

Thursday, September 22, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Pittsburgh launches online city transparency portal

Pittsburgh launches online city transparency portal

Pittsburgh City Councilman Dan Gilman (District 8) and the City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Innovation and Performance announced the launch of the transparency portal on Thursday, an easily navigable web page with critical information for city residents. 

“Rather than searching through numerous webpages to find information, users now have access to up-to-date city information at their fingertips,” said the councilman. “The transparency portal is another step toward creating a more accountable, transparent, and tech-savvy city government.” 
Thursday, September 22, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Commonwealth Court invalidates portions of Gov. Wolf’s direct care worker executive order

Commonwealth Court invalidates portions of Gov. Wolf’s direct care worker executive order

The Commonwealth Court on Thursday issued an opinion invalidating portions of a February 27, 2015, executive order issued by Gov. Tom Wolf that would—among other things—allow direct care workers to organize in a way to bargain its rights with the Commonwealth and create a list to solicit membership in a collective organization of direct care workers who would be represented by a single representative before the Commonwealth.

 

The executive order was issued in 2015 as part of a pre-budget address launch of a number of initiatives of the governor and his administration to “improve home and community-based care for seniors in Pennsylvania.”

Thursday, September 22, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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