News Live 365: March 15th, 2019

Rep. James Proposes Extension to Unemployment Appeals

Office of Rep. Lee James
A new proposal from State Representative Lee James, who serves portions of Venango and Butler Counties, was approved by the House Labor and Industry Committee Wednesday. The Bill very simply proposes to increase the time for appeal on an unemployment decision by six days to 21. Representative James says the bill was inspired by the 2016 shutdown of Joy Global in Franklin.

 

Bulldogs on Cusp of State Championship

The Meadville Bulldogs Boys Basketball Team has advanced to the Elite 8 in 5A high school basketball. They face the Mars Fightin’ Planets tonight but the time and location for the game has been changed to 7PM at Sharon High School. You can listen to the game live on the Allegheny News Talk Sports Network or streaming on our website.

 

Governor Seeks to Change Ages for Mandated Education

Radio PA
Governor Tom Wolf is seeking legislative approval for a mandate that children attend school from the ages of six to 18 in Pennsylvania instead of ages eight to 17. Governor Wolf says this would put the commonwealth in line with nearly every other state in the country and has been proven to decrease dropout rates.