Legislators, Treasurer outline plans to help students pay for higher education

Legislators, Treasurer outline plans to help students pay for higher education

The “Pennsylvania Promise Plan” is the idea that the commonwealth can cover free college tuition to resident Pennsylvania high school students.

Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) introduced the plan in legislation last Monday. SB 1111, and its companion bill, House Bill 2444, comes after the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center and Keystone Research Center released the layout of the plan back in January.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
Lawmakers push bills to buttress crumbling state historically black colleges and univerisites

Lawmakers push bills to buttress crumbling state historically black colleges and univerisites

State Senator Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery), Representative Jake Wheatley (D-Allegheny), and Representative Ed Gainey (D-Allegheny) announced the introduction of the bills last week that affect Lincoln University and Cheyney University specifically. 

The proposed office would be responsible for helping Cheyney and Lincoln work with federal departments and agencies, educational associations, and philanthropic organizations. 

Friday, June 8, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Philadelphia City Council ponders campaign contribution reform

Philadelphia City Council ponders campaign contribution reform

Philadelphia’s City Council’s Committee on Law and Government Tuesday discussed the possibility of shifting campaign contribution limits from an annual basis to an election cycle basis.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
House Democrats investigate breast cancer coverage legislation

House Democrats investigate breast cancer coverage legislation

The House Democratic Policy Committee at a public hearing Wednesday discussed a bill that would provide additional insurance coverage for women susceptible to breast cancer.

Friday, June 1, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Rabb bill would protect people in police custody from sexual assault

Rabb bill would protect people in police custody from sexual assault

Rep. Chris Rabb (D-Philadelphia) is pushing to close a loophole that he says exposes citizens to sexual assault while in police custody.

“Police officers are supposed to use their authoritative power to protect the public, not prey on the innocent,” Rabb said. “I find it ludicrous that this major oversight in our legal system has received such minor attention. Everyone has rights and no one deserves this type of mistreatment, no matter what your criminal history.”

Monday, May 21, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
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