Anthony Williams http://wesa.fm en State Officials’ Free Gala Tickets Lead To Discrepancies In Ethics Reports http://wesa.fm/post/state-officials-free-gala-tickets-lead-discrepancies-ethics-reports <p>A look at how public officials treated free tickets to an event in Philadelphia shows a wide variety of interpretations of the state ethics law.<br><br>In 2012, the Barnes Foundation celebrated its art collection’s new home with a gala in the new building. Between 2006 and 2011 the museum received more than $47 million in public funding.<br> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:50:12 +0000 Mary Wilson 15104 at http://wesa.fm Teacher Background Bill Passes Committee http://wesa.fm/post/teacher-background-bill-passes-committee <p>Legislation requiring stricter background checks for school employees has passed the &nbsp;Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee.</p><p>Under Senate Bill 46 applicants for teaching positions and other jobs that have direct contact with students must provide schools with information about past sexual misconduct investigations, discipline as a result of those investigations, and whether their teaching license has been suspended or revoked.</p><p>The prospective school must then contact the applicant's past employer to verify if they're being truthful.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 08:13:57 +0000 Tim Camerato 8454 at http://wesa.fm