Lisa Boscola en Lawmaker Wants to Protect Customers' Electric Bills From Spikes <p>When the temperatures dropped across North America this winter, many Pennsylvanian’s saw their electricity bill skyrocket because they had contracts with their electric supplier that allowed for variable rates. Now a state senator hopes her legislation will help to protect consumers from unexpected spikes in the future.</p><p>Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton County) introduced legislation Wednesday that would among other things shorten the time it takes to switch from one rate plan to another.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:06:31 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 26127 at Roundtable Discusses Need for 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 March Madness Brackets: 'Fun, Harmless,' But Still Illegal In PA <p>If you win your basketball bracket pool at work, you might need that money to pay a fine — because it's illegal.</p><p>It might not be "madness," but a state lawmaker says it is "ridiculous" that filling out brackets for the NCAA basketball tournament in an office pool is still against the law in Pennsylvania.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:38:21 +0000 Kevin Gavin 5036 at