Capitol Quick Hits for 5.5.14

Capitol Quick Hits for 5.5.14

Here are the highlights from news conferences, rallies, and advocacy days held in the Capitol today. 

  • Rep. Rosita Youngblood (D-Philadelphia) officially kicked off “Diaper Awareness Week." Rep. Youngblood said the nation is facing a growing epidemic and a widening diaper gap, with nearly one in every three families struggling to buy diapers for their children. To close that gap, she is sponsoring a week-long Diaper Drive event in the Capitol until Friday, May 9.

  • The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania held its HOME Matters Day in the Capitol Rotunda to talk about the Affordable Housing Tax for Pennsylvania and additional revenue for the State Housing Trust Fund. ​
  • First Lady Susan Corbett announced today that Pennsylvania will host its first Hauler Parade on June 5th. She explained 15 to 20 hauler trucks will be staged at the Farm Show Complex from 10-11:30 a.m.; the trucks will then drive through the Capitol Complex, pausing for photos, then move on to interstate 81 to drive to the Pocono Raceway. 

Monday, May 5, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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Pension Reform Bill Could be Introduced Friday, See Vote Next Week

The hybrid pension reform plan that has been worked on by Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill) for months could see the light of day as early as tomorrow. 

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Thursday, May 1, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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VIDEO: Combined FY 13-14, 14-15 Executive Revenue Estimates Off $1.3 Billion, IFO States in Initial Revenue Estimate

VIDEO: Combined FY 13-14, 14-15 Executive Revenue Estimates Off $1.3 Billion, IFO States in Initial Revenue Estimate

The Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) Thursday unveiled its initial revenue estimate for the current and upcoming fiscal years.

Thursday, May 1, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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Capitol Quick Hits for 5.1.14

Here are the highlights from news conferences, rallies, and advocacy days held in the Capitol today.

  • The Department of Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States and Ladies Auxiliary hosted its annual Loyalty Day program in the Main Rotunda.
  • Gov. Tom Corbett officially kicked-off Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month by attending a multi-agency celebration in the Keystone Building Atrium. “Every aspect of American life- from business and science to art and literature to entertainment and sports- has been enriched by the arrival of new citizens from Asia and the Pacific Islands, and the generations of Asians and Pacific Island Americans born here,” said Corbett. 
Thursday, May 1, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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Capitol Quick Hits 4.30.14

Here are the highlights from news conferences, rallies, and advocacy days held in the Capitol today.

  • Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) held a news conference to unveil his budget proposal alternative.
  • Rep. Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) held an event to unveil a new documentary featuring victims of child abuse.

 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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