Philly Delegation rolls out ambitious plan for 2019-20 legislative session

Philly Delegation rolls out ambitious plan for 2019-20 legislative session

Members of the state House’s Philadelphia Delegation stood united at a Capitol press conference Wednesday to unveil a new legislative platform for the next two years. 

The chorus from the 16 attending members of the 23-strong group was reducing the city of Philadelphia’s poverty rate.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019/Author: Stephany Dugan
Categories: Philadelphia
Anger at turnpike tolls could increase transportation funding woes

Anger at turnpike tolls could increase transportation funding woes

From Valley Forge to Breezewood to New Stanton, truckers, commuters and joy-riders are paying six percent more out of their pocket to drive on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

The increase, effective January 6, isn’t just bothering motorists, it’s also caught the ire of the state’s chief executive, Gov. Tom Wolf.

“People using the turnpike are paying too much,” Wolf said in a late 2018 interview with KDKA Radio. “The turnpike is driving business away.”

The toll increase, a product of a decade old state law, is also driving a wedge between trucking groups that feel hosed by excessive rates and mass transit advocates who see them as essential to a millennial economy.
Thursday, January 10, 2019/Author: Stephany Dugan
Categories: News and Views
Governor Wolf announces new investment to help stop sexual abuse on college campuses

Governor Wolf announces new investment to help stop sexual abuse on college campuses

Since taking up the mantle in January 2016 as the very first state to launch an It’s On Us campus safety initiative, the Wolf Administration has invested nearly $3 million in state grants across dozens of colleges and universities across Pennsylvania to combat the issue of sexual assault across college campuses.

Earlier today, Governor Tom Wolf announced nearly $1 million more in It’s On Us grants will be allocated to 38 Pennsylvania colleges and universities this year.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019/Author: Stephany Dugan
Categories: News and Views
“Slow Down to Get Around” law takes effect this week

“Slow Down to Get Around” law takes effect this week

Signs displaying “I’m a dad” and “I’m a mom” were held by employees of Pennsylvania waste and recycling collection companies at a state Capitol news conference as reminders of the importance of their safety and the dangers they face while on the job along the state’s busy streets and highways.

The news conference was held to remind motorists of a new law that takes effect this week to better protect waste hauling workers while on the job.

Monday, December 17, 2018/Author: Stephany Dugan
Categories: News and Views
Grandparents raising grandchildren key focus on fighting the opioid crisis

Grandparents raising grandchildren key focus on fighting the opioid crisis

In the midst of “Stop Overdoses in Pa.: Get Help Now Week," three heads of Pennsylvania state agencies joined to announce the formation of a new initiative to help combat the opioid crisis, specifically in terms of helping households in which children are being raised by their grandparents.

Thursday, December 13, 2018/Author: Stephany Dugan
Categories: News and Views
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