Rob Teplitz http://wesa.fm en Roundtable Discusses Need for Technical School Training http://wesa.fm/post/roundtable-discusses-need-technical-school-training <p>State Sens. Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin County) and Lisa Boscola (D- Northampton County) don’t believe every student should go to college after high school.</p><p>Instead, they said students should have more opportunities to be trained for technical jobs that don’t require a college degree.</p><p>The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected more than 40 million job openings will be filled by workers who do not have a bachelor’s degree by 2014.</p><p>Boscola said students need to know that there are practical applications and a lot of job opportunities for technical careers.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:10:08 +0000 Jessica Nath 20881 at http://wesa.fm $350M Incinerator Inspires Bill to Oversee Municipal Deals http://wesa.fm/post/350m-incinerator-inspires-bill-oversee-municipal-deals <p>A trash incinerator that helped bankrupt Harrisburg has prompted two Pennsylvania senators to roll out a package of bills that would better evaluate municipal investments.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pennsylvania Sens. Rob </span>Teplitz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (D-Dauphin County) and John Blake (</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">D-</span>Lackawanna<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County) drafted the package to give the state more oversight over municipal financing deals.</span></p> Mon, 13 May 2013 19:44:41 +0000 Jessica Nath 9455 at http://wesa.fm State Lawmakers Offer Warnings About Distracted Driving http://wesa.fm/post/state-lawmakers-offer-warnings-about-distracted-driving <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Any number of activities can divert a driver’s attention — changing the radio station, reaching for a coffee cup or checking one’s makeup — but state Sen. Rob </span>Teplitz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (D-Dauphin County) and state Rep. Brandon </span>Neuman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (D-Washington County) held a news conference Tuesday to specifically discourage cell phone use while driving.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:15:03 +0000 Margaret J. Krauss 7541 at http://wesa.fm Sen. Teplitz: "Watchdog" Agencies Could Be "Neutered" By Corbett's Budget http://wesa.fm/post/sen-teplitz-watchdog-agencies-could-be-neutered-corbetts-budget <p>A Dauphin County State Senator is worried the commonwealth's “watchdog” agencies won’t be able to perform their duties if Governor Tom Corbett’s new $28.5 billion budget passes.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:53:01 +0000 Tim Camerato 1337 at http://wesa.fm