Independent policy think tank gives General Assembly options to keep PASSHE sustainable

Independent policy think tank gives General Assembly options to keep PASSHE sustainable

RAND Corporation, a policy research organization, testified Monday before a joint hearing of the Senate and House Education committees after releasing a report on Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) needs and performance last week.

Monday, April 30, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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House members focus on bills to curb sexual misconduct in the workplace

House members focus on bills to curb sexual misconduct in the workplace

The House Labor and Industry Committee reviewed several bills intended to minimize sexual harassment in the workplace during a public hearing Tuesday.

Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) and Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion) are sponsors of House Resolution 828, which would create a specific task force to review current laws and procedures and provide suggestions for improvements. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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Post-Parkland and post-House hearings, Wolf and legislative leadership consider how to address gun violence

Post-Parkland and post-House hearings, Wolf and legislative leadership consider how to address gun violence

Governor Tom Wolf reiterated his support for bills increasing gun control in the state Monday as elected officials weigh how best to reduce gun deaths.

A major target of Wolf’s encouragement was SB 501, the first major gun policy bill since the Parkland School shooting — which has brought the gun debate to blistering new levels — to pass a chamber. 

Monday, April 23, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Pennsylvania Judges and medical professionals tell House members more treatment will lead to less DUIs

Pennsylvania Judges and medical professionals tell House members more treatment will lead to less DUIs

The consensus among testifiers was for a greater focus on treatment and rehabilitation over incarceration during a joint House committee public hearing in Philadelphia Friday.

Both the Judiciary and Transportation committees allowed two judges, an addiction psychiatrist, a clerk of courts and police lieutenant to share the effects of current driving under the influence (DUI) laws and its related programs effects on repeat offenders.
Friday, April 20, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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Following hearings, House members mull possible gun law legislation

Following hearings, House members mull possible gun law legislation

After six days of gun policy hearings, 37 testimonies, and over 60 gun reform bills, the House Judiciary Committee is ready to go over possible next steps.
Thursday, April 19, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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