Policy Committee discusses future of transportation

Policy Committee discusses future of transportation

The House Democratic Policy Committee met Monday in Bucks County to learn more about the current state and projected future of transportation in Pennsylvania.

State officials and experts spoke of the need to fund more upkeep projects while preparing citizens for the jobs of tomorrow. Meeting at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, topics included maintenance and litter removal to career training of non-traditional college students.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Phillips-Hill's legislation finds ways for students to learn even when schools close

Phillips-Hill's legislation finds ways for students to learn even when schools close

Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York)  joined The PLS Reporter to talk about her legislation, Senate Bill 440, which would allow school districts to apply with the states Education Department to use up to five flexible instructional days if school is cancelled. 

These five days would allow students to receive instruction through alternative ways including online, handouts or even skype lessons. This would ensure that on snow days or other times that would schools would need to close, students and schools could stay on track with their days.  

Tuesday, April 2, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Special election results for the 37th state senate district

Special election results for the 37th state senate district

This story will be updated as results and more information become available. 
 
Today the battle for Pennsylvania’s 37th district state senate seat will come to an end, as voters head to the polls to choose between Allegheny County Republican Committee Chairman D. Raja or former Assistant Secretary to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Pam Iovino for the Allegheny County state senate seat. 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Stakeholders look to navigate potholes and boost electric vehicles in PA

Stakeholders look to navigate potholes and boost electric vehicles in PA

Once the stuff of science fiction fantasy, more Pennsylvanians than ever are opting for electric vehicles. But the commonwealth still trails its regional neighbors in adoption of the technology and state officials are working to ensure that infrastructure is growing to support the burgeoning industry.

As part as of this push, the Department of Environmental Protection rolled out the Electric Vehicle Roadmap earlier this year, which attempts to survey the current electric vehicle landscape and chart out future barriers to its proliferation.
Monday, April 1, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Legislators seek statewide solutions for lead poisoning

Legislators seek statewide solutions for lead poisoning

Legislators in both the House and the Senate are calling for Pennsylvania to address an issue that often flies under the radar and affects residents from inside their own homes — lead poisoning.
 
The issue gained prominence in this year’s round of Senate budget hearings, as the Wolf Administration renewed calls for universal lead testing in children in an effort to better identify and treat cases of lead poisoning in Pennsylvania. Dr. Rachel Levine, secretary of the Department of Health, called upon lawmakers to pass legislation to require lead testing for all children in the state. Wolf made the same request in 2017, but bills in both the House and Senate failed to gain enough traction to make it to his desk. 
Monday, April 1, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
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