Pa. Senate passes ‘explicit content’ legislation after heated debate over whether it’s a book ban
Democrats argued the measures are a de facto book ban, and a redundant effort to exclude content by and for marginalized communities.
Pa. Senate Education Committee advances bill to let parents review explicit material in schools
Opponents, including the Education Law Center, say the bill amounts to a book ban that would discriminate against marginalized people.
Pa. lawmakers propose $10K student-teacher stipend, rewards for mentors
Their bill, dubbed the Educator Pipeline Program, also includes a $1,000 stipend for cooperating teachers who mentor student-teachers.
Pa. lawmakers propose stipend program for student-teachers
The proposed Educator Pipeline Program would operate within the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.
Senate approves limits on ‘sexually explicit’ content, gender identity discussions in schools
After nearly two hours of debate on Wednesday, the upper chamber voted to send the proposals — introduced by Lancaster Republican Sens. Ryan Aument and Scott Martin — to the House of Representatives for consideration.
Pa.’s election code is in need of reform. But do the potential plans match local needs?
It’s no secret — Pennsylvania elections aren’t perfect, and proposals for change have been circulating in Harrisburg for months.
Next move Wolf: House and Senate approve resolution toppling Gov’s emergency declaration
After hours of floor debate on Tuesday, the General Assembly passed a proposal to end Gov. Tom Wolf’s state of emergency for COVID-19.
Amid opposition from physicians, Wolf signs bill tightening opioid prescription rules
“opioid treatment agreements” will require patients to say they understand the risks of highly addictive opioid drugs and consent to periodic drug testing to prove they aren’t misusing them.
A proposal to change Pa.’s teacher evaluation system is moving forward — without support from Philly’s union
A proposal to make Pennsylvania’s teacher evaluation system fairer to educators in high-poverty schools passed a key Senate committee hurdle on Tuesday without the support of the state’s most impoverished school district.
Three Mile Island will close this fall, as time runs out for Legislature to advance nuclear bills
One of the Republican lawmakers pushing a bill to aid the state's nuclear industry said Wednesday "there is not sufficient support to advance a proposal in time" to keep Three Mile Island in Dauphin County open.
A former governor supports a bill to aid Pa.’s nuclear industry, but a Senate committee isn’t so sure
Now that it’s been 15 years since he championed Pennsylvania’s clean energy law, Gov. Ed Rendell wishes he could go back in time and change a few things.
Why some environmental groups oppose a bill to help out low-carbon nuclear plants
After Sen. Ryan Aument revealed his version of a plan to prop up the state’s nuclear power plants on Wednesday, it didn’t take long for the criticism to start rolling in. “We don’t need to see the forthcoming bill to know that any proposed legislation would rob ratepayers, including Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens, to support […]