CCP, staff ratifies new contracts

CCP, staff ratifies new contracts

The Community College of Philadelphia approved three contracts with staffers Friday, ending the months’ long standoff that led to a strike approval and threatened schedules for thousands of students.

The three affected unions, who had been working without contracts since 2016, ratified the contracts Thursday night. After authorizing a strike in March, the unions and school engaged in negotiations for three long days, ending with a deal struck late April 3rd.

Monday, April 15, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Tags: CCP
Pittsburgh City Controller unveils financial transparency program

Pittsburgh City Controller unveils financial transparency program

Pittsburgh City Controller Michael Lamb unveiled a new and unprecedented way for Pittsburghers to have access to the city’s spending payroll information and employee demographics.

“This platform brings a new level of transparency to City government and makes the information more user-friendly and available for the public’s use,” Lamb said.

 

Monday, April 15, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Final pieces of response to grand jury report on clergy abuse clear House committees

Final pieces of response to grand jury report on clergy abuse clear House committees

Lawmakers on two House committees voted Monday to approve bills aimed at codifying the final two principal recommendations from the landmark grand jury report on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church.

It comes just days after the full House voted to approve a two-bill package, authored by Rep. Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) and Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair), which eliminates the criminal statute of limitations for child sex crimes. Their legislation also raises the age limit for filing a civil suit from age 35 to age 50.
Monday, April 15, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Would House Bill 11 save Three Mile Island? Exelon says yes, but some lawmakers aren’t so sure

Would House Bill 11 save Three Mile Island? Exelon says yes, but some lawmakers aren’t so sure

Proponents of a bill that would add nuclear power to the state’s alternative energy portfolio and provide a ratepayer-funded subsidy to nuclear power companies argue that it could save the struggling Three Mile Island power plant in Dauphin County. However, during the second House Consumer Affairs Committee hearing for House Bill 11 on Monday, some lawmakers questioned how significant the bill’s effect would be, and whether it would actually save the plant at all.   
 
The Three Mile Island generating station is scheduled to be decommissioned this fall, barring aid from state government officials. Supporters of House Bill 11 argue that the legislation is necessary not only to keeping energy costs affordable and stable, but to also save the plant from premature retirement. 
Monday, April 15, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
PASSHE hopes new tuition policies will help reverse fortunes but skeptics remain

PASSHE hopes new tuition policies will help reverse fortunes but skeptics remain

At a time when their state support is precipitously declining, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education officials are pinning their hopes on a new, less restrictive tuition policy to help play a part in turning their fortunes around.

Earlier this month, the PASSHE Board of Governors approved a measure to delegate tuition-setting responsibilities to the 14 individual universities, as long changes are approved by the board.
Monday, April 15, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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