Pennsylvania Perspective for Monday, September 18, 2023
September 18, 2023
September 18, 2023
On Tuesday, voters in the heavily Democratic 21st legislative district will choose a replacement for former state Representative Sara Innamorato. Her resignation bumped Democrats from a one-vote majority in the chamber to a 101-101 tie with Republicans. AP News has more.
Governor Shapiro announced that construction will begin this month on the $111.7 million Bayfront Parkway Improvement Project, aimed at improving traffic flow and making the waterfront more accessible from downtown Erie. Talk Erie has more.
Months after a landmark court decision found Pennsylvania’s public school funding system unconstitutional, a commission tasked with resolving statewide disparities held its first series of hearings this week. WESA has more.
The Office of Outdoor Recreation, announced by the Shapiro administration last month, will use its $422,000 budget to hire two staff members and fund travel to meet with outdoor recreation advocates, business owners, and government officials statewide. WESA has more.
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was unchanged between July and August, remaining at the record low rate of 3.5%, the state announced Friday. That low dates back to January 1976. Pennsylvania Capital-Star has more.
A bill that seeks to prevent future sales of recreational marijuana from medical facilities was vetoed by Mayor Jim Kenney, but City Council overrode the veto. The Philadelphia Inquirer has more.
City Council voted Thursday to prohibit supervised drug consumption sites across most of the city, imperiling the future of such a facility if the legislation becomes law. The bill now heads to Mayor Kenney’s desk. The Philadelphia Inquirer has more.
Three Philadelphia school teachers filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the School District of Philadelphia, accusing the district of violating their First Amendment rights after they protested asbestos in the school. ABC News has more.
Joe Rockey, the Republican candidate for Allegheny County executive, unveiled his campaign’s economic platform Thursday, saying the six-point plan aims to boost the number of available jobs and local economic growth. WESA has more.
The Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas will contract with Adelphoi, a Latrobe-based private company that provides services to at-risk youth, to reopen and run its juvenile detention center this winter, county officials announced Friday. WESA has more.
Both Pennsylvania senators released statements in support of UAW workers. The UAW declared a strike against Detroit Three automakers, often referred to as the Big 3, on Thursday following failed contract talks to secure a new labor agreement. WETM has more.
David McCormick is the first Republican to announce a run against Senator Casey, the Democratic incumbent, in a race that could determine control of the Senate. The Philadelphia Inquirer has more.
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