Auditor General: Future state agency audits will include sexual harassment policies

Auditor General: Future state agency audits will include sexual harassment policies

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale hosted a press conference Wednesday morning in which he announced he has directed his staff, in the course of their audits, to review how well state agencies are following their sexual harassment policies.

DePasquale stated, “All of us must remain vigilant in our effort to prevent and stop sexual harassment in the workplace.” He noted that it does not matter where the workplace is, sexual harassment should be stopped everywhere.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Senate leadership gets behind redistricting as Folmer looks for fixes in second hearing

Senate leadership gets behind redistricting as Folmer looks for fixes in second hearing

With a little more than two months left to pass a bill and start the long, winding road to a constitutional amendment, Senate leadership now appears fully in on passing a bill to change how the state conducts redistricting.

“We want to be done by June, before we leave,” Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre) said yesterday, adding: “It won’t be exactly Senate Bill 22 — we will amend it, I'm sure — but we’ll definitely keep the same spirit and same direction that SB 22 goes in, making an independent commission.”

Tuesday, April 24, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Highlighting safety concerns, Sen. Argall pushes work zone speed cameras

Highlighting safety concerns, Sen. Argall pushes work zone speed cameras

Convinced it will make Pennsylvania work zones safer, Sen. David Argall (R-Schuylkill) is working on passing his bill, Senate Bill 172, that would authorize speed cameras in work zones.

Sen. Argall stated that, "People will learn to slow down," if the bill is enacted.

This bill will create a five-year trial period for PennDOT to place speed cameras in active work zones on limited access highways.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Councilmembers question money spent on outside law firms

Councilmembers question money spent on outside law firms

Weeks after being sworn into Pittsburgh City Council, Councilwoman Erika Strassburger (District 8) made good on a campaign promise.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
State Victim Advocate champions Marsy's Law at Press Club Luncheon

State Victim Advocate champions Marsy's Law at Press Club Luncheon

Pennsylvania’s victim advocate, Jen Storm, was the featured guest at this month’s Press Club Luncheon. During her formal remarks Storm advocated for Marsy’s Law, SB 1011, that would enshrine statutory victim’s rights in the Pennsylvania Constitution. 
Monday, April 23, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: News and Views
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