Trib Live: Upper St. Clair family’s efforts pay off as governor signs Down syndrome education bill

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:42 p.m.Updated 4 hours ago

Gov. Tom Corbett signed a bill that requires genetic counselors and other types of health care practitioners to provide parents with educational information once the practitioner make a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis.

The legislation became law last week thanks in large part to 11-year-old Chloe Kondrich of Upper St. Clair, who has Down syndrome.  Continue reading

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Pension Crisis | Tom Wolf Facts

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For GOP, a Good Crop of Senate Candidates

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Governor’s Innovation Expo Recognizes State Agencies for Efforts to Save Money, Increase Efficiency and Improve Service

July 23, 2014

Harrisburg – Seven state agencies were recognized for their efforts to improve government operations by reducing costs, increasing productivity and improving services. The awards were presented on Tuesday at the Governor’s Innovation Expo in Harrisburg.

Since 2011, state agencies have completed 275 innovation initiatives worth a combined $690 million in cost savings and productivity gains. An additional 185 initiatives are currently in progress, with the potential for additional savings.  Continue reading

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Governor Corbett Meets with Residents of Montgomery County Region, Local Officials to Urge Legislature to Take Action on Pension Reform

July 23, 2014

Fights to Control Property Taxes for Hard-Working Pennsylvania Families

Dresher – Governor Tom Corbett visited the Jarretown Hotel today, continuing statewide meetings calling on the state legislature to pass meaningful pension reform legislation to bring property tax relief to Pennsylvania residents.

“We are facing a pension crisis,” Governor Corbett said. “Across Pennsylvania, homeowners are facing rising property taxes due to out-of-control pension costs.”  Continue reading

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Guest Post: $tudents Lack Loan Literacy

Rep. Brett Guthrie • July 23, 2014

To many people, obtaining a college education is the American Dream.  The United States is the greatest country in the world and is home to some of the world’s best colleges and universities.   But we can’t just make the goal of higher education more attainable. It’s about providing an opportunity for students to receive that degree and succeed.

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McMorris Rodgers: New Opportunities for Students Everywhere

Communications • July 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the passage today of H.R. 3136, the bipartisan Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act of 2014, sponsored by Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), which encourages innovation and flexibility in higher education and of H.R. 4983, the Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act, sponsored by Secretary Virginia Foxx (R-NC),which improves the resources available to Americans seeking higher education.

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