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 November 10th.
This week, underfunded districts across Pennsylvania continue to face challenges not seen in wealthier schools as lawmakers take initial steps in repairing the state’s inequitable school funding system. Sara Innamorato was elected as the first woman to lead Allegheny County government, a historic moment that came after she ran on a progressive platform. The momentum to ban Pennsylvania skill games has picked up steam as Senators Cappelletti and Rozzi announced legislation to eliminate the games. And finally, Ohio voters’ passage of a legalization referendum called Issue 2 on Tuesday’s ballot, makes Ohio the second neighboring state, along with Delaware, to adopt the change this year, what will Pennsylvania do?
- ‘Ridiculously inequitable’: New report highlights challenges of Pennsylvania’s school funding system. Post-Gazette
- Pennsylvania election 2023: Innamorato elected Allegheny County executive, Zappala re-elected as district attorney in rare rematch. Post-Gazette
- Reasons Why Pennsylvania Legislators Introduced Bill To Ban Skill Games. Play Pennsylvania
- Ohio’s legalizing marijuana has some asking if Pa. will follow suit. PennLive