Legislators, advocates rally to push for equal pay for women

Legislators, advocates rally to push for equal pay for women

Barbara Price, Public Policy Co-Chair for American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Pennsylvania joined legislators and other advocates to push for equal pay for women. 


Multiple legislators have legislation that they have introduced that are focused on helping women achieve their equal pay goals. 

Monday, April 8, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Legislators, PSEA members support raising teacher salary minimums

Legislators, PSEA members support raising teacher salary minimums

Members of PSEA joined Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks), Rep. Tarah Tohill (R-Luzerne) and Rep. Kyle Mullins (D-Lackawanna) at a press conference, where they discussed their support for raising the minimum teacher salary in Pennsylvania to $45,000.

Currently Pennsylvania has a minimum teacher salary of $18,500 which hasn't been updated in more than 30 years. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Lawmakers, Ag Department look to prime Pennsylvania for hemp success

Lawmakers, Ag Department look to prime Pennsylvania for hemp success

As the state Department of Agriculture awaits federal approval for its plan to regulate the cultivation and sale of hemp products, both state agencies and lawmakers are searching for ways to support the burgeoning industry at a time where legal and regulatory landmines remain.

Hemp is increasingly touted as a potential economic boon for the state, especially when many farmers are feeling the pinch. A provision in last year’s federal Farm Bill separates hemp from marijuana and placedit within the regulatory purview of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The change paves the way for farmers to cultivate hemp, as well as any interstate commerce surrounding the plant.
Thursday, March 21, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
PA drivers to see speed cameras in certain work zones in as little as 120 days

PA drivers to see speed cameras in certain work zones in as little as 120 days

Pennsylvania drivers who decide to speed in certain work zones will now have more consequences than just a guilty conscience.

As of October 19th, a bill that would provide a five-year trial period for PennDOT to place speed cameras in active work zones was signed by Governor Wolf.

Sen. David Argall (R-Schuylkill) and Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) had been working on getting Senate Bill 172 passed for two years. The bill passed through the House this September by a vote of 176-19 and then through the Senate earlier this month with just one no vote.

Monday, October 22, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Work zone speed cameras a step closer after Senate passes bill

Work zone speed cameras a step closer after Senate passes bill

After years of working to get Senate Bill 172 passed, Senators David Argall (R-Schuylkill) and Judy Schwank (D-Berks) are a step closer following its final passage in the Senate today, and now need House approval and the governor's signature to see it enacted. 

The bill would establish a five-year pilot program for using speed cameras in active work zones on interstate highways and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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