With a summer vote in Harrisburg on a new cigarette tax delayed until September, the state senate’s Democratic Appropriations Committee convened in City Hall Wednesday to address the impacts of the delay.
After a 7-year-old child died at Andrew Jackson Elementary School Wednesday afternoon, where no nurse was assigned, teachers’ union officials have released an open letter sent to the governor’s office.
As a bill to legalize medical marijuana awaits action, State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montco/Delco) is threatening to hold a sit-in protest in Gov. Tom Corbett’s reception room if Corbett doesn’t agree by Friday to meet with Leach and six families with children who could use the medicine.
Legislation to require district-to-district notification of any investigation of a teacher for sexual misconduct moved forward this week, but advocates complain the bill could have been made law months ago.
Gene Stilp, a political activist and candidate for the Pennsylvania State House, has filed ethics complaints based on the findings of an undercover sting that was dropped by the attorney general after discovering political corruption.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane will defend her decision to close a corruption probe of Philly politicians and one judge that was begun under previous attorney generals at a press conference this morning.