Senators aim to update state’s alternative energy portfolio with increased requirements, nuclear power

Senators aim to update state’s alternative energy portfolio with increased requirements, nuclear power

A bipartisan group of senators are hoping their respective bills will put Pennsylvania on the path to an alternative energy-powered future by updating the state’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards.
 
Senators Art Haywood (D-Montgomery), Tom Killion (R-Delaware) and Steve Santarsiero (D-Bucks) unveiled a bill that would increase the requirement of alternative energy sold in the state under Tier I of the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act (AEPS) from 8 percent to 30 percent.
Thursday, April 11, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

From a newly appointed secretary to efforts to reform the state's statute of limitations for child sex abuse all the way to former governors pushing to add nuclear power to the state's alternative energy portfolio. 

Thursday, April 11, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Wolf announces second year of grants towards Teacher in the Workplace programs

Wolf announces second year of grants towards Teacher in the Workplace programs

Gov. Tom Wolf was joined by teachers to announce $2.6 million in grants for Teacher in the Workplace programs around the commonwealth. This is the second year that Gov. Wolf provided grants for this program. 

The goal is to strengthen the collaboration between educators and businesses to prepare students for the skills that are needed for in-demand jobs.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Freshman Focus: Sen. Maria Collett

Freshman Focus: Sen. Maria Collett

Meet Sen. Maria Collett (D-Montgomery). She decided to run because she wanted to be a fresh voice and bring her district's concerns to Harrisburg. 

Find out more about her in The PLS Reporter's series Freshman Focus. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
As House approves child sex abuse bills, Senate Democrats present their competing proposal to reform statute of limitations

As House approves child sex abuse bills, Senate Democrats present their competing proposal to reform statute of limitations

Efforts to reform the state’s statute of limitations for child sex abuse got more complicated Wednesday, as Senate Democrats unveiled a broader piece of legislation which includes a retroactive window for victims to file suit against their perpetrators and the institutions that shielded them.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro, along with four freshmen senators, led by Sen. Tim Kearney (D-Delaware) and Sen. Katie Muth (D-Montgomery), are pushing a bill which eliminates the criminal and civil statute of limitations for certain sex crimes against both minors and adults.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: Video
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