Dan Truitt http://wesa.fm en State Lawmaker Wants to Take Drama Out of End-of-Session Budgeting Frenzy http://wesa.fm/post/state-lawmaker-wants-take-drama-out-end-session-budgeting-frenzy <p>A state representative wants to take all the drama out of the end-of session budgeting frenzy.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br>Chester County Republican Dan Truitt is borrowing an idea that’s been offered before in the state Capitol.<br><br>In the event that no spending plan is finalized by July first, he proposes having the old budget “roll over” to set funding levels temporarily until a deal is hashed out.<br> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Mary Wilson 16088 at http://wesa.fm PA Lawmaker Wants More Comprehensive School Bullying Response Plans http://wesa.fm/post/pa-lawmaker-wants-more-comprehensive-school-bullying-response-plans <p>State House lawmakers are struggling to find a way to help schools deal with bullying among school-age children. &nbsp;<br><br>Republican Rep. Dan Truitt of Chester County says he’s not sure schools are taking bullying seriously, given the way they’re responding to existing state mandates.<br><br>"Our current state law requires school districts to report incidents of bullying to the state just in terms of the numbers, how many incidents they had," he said. "And a number of them, about 200 school districts, report none at all."<br> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 19:38:14 +0000 Mary Wilson 8483 at http://wesa.fm