A Closer Look: The Commonwealth’s Rare Collections Library with Stacey Aldrich and Iren Snavely

A Closer Look: The Commonwealth’s Rare Collections Library with Stacey Aldrich and Iren Snavely

The State Library of Pennsylvania is the second oldest State Library in the nation and has existed for over 250 years. Over those 250 years the State Library accumulated a treasure trove of knowledge and important literature, but it is in a secluded dwelling in the basement of the State Library where the rarest treasures are kept.

Deputy Secretary for the Department of Education, Stacey Aldrich, and Rare Books Librarian for the State Library of Pennsylvania, Dr. Iren Snavely, gave The PLS Reporter an inside look at the State Library's Rare Books Collection.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Freshman Focus: Harry Lewis (R-Chester)

Freshman Focus: Harry Lewis (R-Chester)

Meet Harry Lewis (R-Chester). He represents the 74th House District. Find out about why he ran for office, his background as an educator, and what he hopes to accomplish. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll

Keeping up with the Neighbors

A new police task force in OH, greyhound racing under fire in WV, and tiny houses in NJ

In Ohio, Gov. John Kasich announced a new police task force following the shooting of a 12 year-old in Cleveland, in West Virginia the greyhound racing industry faces renewed threats from animal welfare groups and legislators, and in New Jersey a bill is under debate that would establish a pilot program for tiny houses. 

Monday, December 8, 2014/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: News and Views

Success of financially distressed municipalities may depend on additional reform

With the new legislative session quickly approaching it is easy to overlook what was accomplished during the 2013-14 legislative session, even if the paramount legislative issues remain on the legislature’s agenda.

One of the most notable pieces of legislation gained momentum in 2011 and passed in the closing days of the 2013-2014 session, when Governor Tom Corbett signed HB 1773, also known as Act 199, which amends the Financially Distressed Municipalities Act of 1987, also known as Act 47. 

Monday, December 8, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Tags: Act 47

Will committee assignments come early this year?

Though the 2013-2014 legislative session came to a close in just the last few days, the process of forming next session’s legislative committees has already begun in both chambers.

Speaking to sources in both chambers, The PLS Reporter gives you an insider’s view of how committees are formed in Pennsylvania’s General Assembly.

Friday, December 5, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views