The Dentons Pennsylvania Public Affairs team has you covered with a curated run-down of the top news headlines and trending policy issues for the week ending April 21.
This week with budget season in full swing, the No. 2 Republican in the state Senate outlined the Senate GOP Caucus’ priorities, and where it is and isn’t willing to compromise with Democratic Gov. Shapiro. Gov. Shapiro delivered remarks Tuesday at the Pittsburgh Aviation and Robotics Summit, where he reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to stimulating innovation and economic development in Pennsylvania. For the first time in the state’s history, the amount of emergency teaching permits outpaced newly certified teachers, causing Pennsylvania’s teacher shortage to reach its “lowest level” since 2010, according to a new report. And finally, is Pennsylvania any closer to legalizing weed?
- Pa. Senate Majority Leader Pittman talks budget, schools, energy and more: Five Takeaways. Pennsylvania Capital Star
- Gov. Josh Shapiro affirms commitment to boosting region’s innovation at Pittsburgh Aviation and Robotics Summit. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- Pennsylvania’s teacher shortage worsens as state reaches ‘lowest level’ in new certifications. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- Is Pennsylvania any closer to having legal weed? City State Pennsylvania