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Governor Wolf Cuts Funding for Beaver, Lawrence, Butler Co.
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Beaver County (47th Senatorial District portion)
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Butler County (47th Senatorial District portion)
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Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved my legislation saving school districts money by eliminating the requirement for school districts to annually notify parents by physical mailing that audio is recorded on school buses.
Act 9 of 2014 allowed school districts to record audio in addition to video on school bus cameras—as long as parents were notified by physical mailing each year. Most school districts already alert families by email, parent portal, or telephone mass alert notices in most instances where it’s necessary to communicate with parents. Additionally, student handbooks that are readily available already notify parents about audio recordings on buses. Senate Bill 1077 eliminates the redundancy in state law that requires an additional mailing each year, costing school districts thousands of dollars annually.
Budgets are tight all over Pennsylvania; I think it’s important that we give
schools the ability to save money by embracing technology and eliminating
redundancies in state law whenever possible. I hope to see this legislation
signed into law in the very near future.
On the morning of June 8, 1961, the Mount Jackson Guards of Mount Jackson, Lawrence County, gathered at the Mount Jackson Methodist Episcopal Church on present-day State Route 108 to bid goodbye to loved ones before going off to fight in the Civil War. This group of more than 80 young men started off on foot for the nine-mile journey to the railroad station in Enon, traveling on present-day State Routes 108 and 551, being hailed by local supporters as they began their journey. The Mount Jackson Guards, later designed Battery B, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery, boarded the train to Camp Wright, Camp Wilkins, and other camps in the Pittsburgh area to prepare to fight the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
Recently, the Enon Valley Community Historical Society brought to my attention an old New Castle News article reporting that on September 26, 1925, a parade was given to celebrate the completion of a concrete road from Derringer’s Corners, North Beaver Twp., continuing to the village of Enon Valley. The article suggested on that historic occasion that State Routes 108 and 551 from Mount Jackson to Enon Valley be named the “Battery B Highway.”
I’m pleased to report that my bill designating the section of State Routes 108 and 551 in Lawrence County from the intersection of State Route 108 and Old Hickory Road at the Battery B Monument to State Route 551 ending at the railroad tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad in Enon Valley as the “Battery B Memorial Highway” was passed on Tuesday and now goes to the House for consideration.
The newly-formed Senate Appropriations Education, Workforce, Community & Economic Development Subcommittee held a hearing on a number of proposed revisions to the laws governing charter schools in Pennsylvania. The hearing focused on: (1) Proposed revisions to funding for charter school special education students; (2) Proposed revisions to funding for cyber charter school students; and (3) Making sure that public school districts are refunded if the charter or cyber charter schools’ audited expenses are less than the tuition revenue paid to that school.
It was great to meet with student-pharmacists from the district at the PA Pharmacists Legislative Day at the Capitol!
My office, in conjunction with Beaver County Office on Aging, has 3 upcoming informational events for seniors regarding physical health & fitness. See Poster for more information
The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence (IEE) is Western Pennsylvania’s #1 resource for business leaders who are starting, growing, or transitioning a business and they are at-the-ready to help you turn your business startup dreams into a reality today!
The IEE is your all-in-one resource to help you meet the challenges of entrepreneurship and can help you find answers to questions like:
If you’re looking for personal, one-on-one consulting with seasoned advisors, educational workshops geared towards helping your business get off the ground, social events to promote networking with likeminded business professionals, and more, I highly encourage you to check out the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence.
It was a privilege to welcome the undefeated, PIAA champion Aliquippa High School Boys Basketball Team to the Capitol with my colleague, Senator Bartolotta. Congratulations on a historic season!
The Ambridge Regional Distribution & Manufacturing Center and community partners Beaver County Corporation for Economic Development, Borough of Ambridge, Creekside Springs, and Harmony Township, have created the enclosed Harmony – Ambridge Industrial- Commercial Corridor Resource Guide (see image below).
The Resource Guide is established as a reference for incentives and resources that these communities can offer to make corporate growth a reality to existing businesses as well as those in the site selection process. They can readily accommodate a broad spectrum of new industries and commercial development.
For more information, see image below and contact Erica Loftus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pennsylvania students who have transferred from a community college to a State System university can now receive an associate’s degree once they earn a total of at least 60 credits.
|Do you know someone with a disability in need of assistive technology, such as a cane, wheelchair, walker, bed? The Disability Options Network may be able to help. Call 724-652-5144 for more information.|
Spring is in the air, but diggers beware. Buried gas and utility lines can be closer to the surface than you think. If you’ll be digging, call 811 at least three business days in advance.
A locator will mark the approximate location of buried lines. If you hired a contractor, you should still make sure they call 811.
It’s fast. It’s free. And, it’s the law.
Know what’s below. Visit ColumbiaGasPa.com/811 for safe digging tips.
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