Anthony Williams

Government & Politics
5:50 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

State Officials’ Free Gala Tickets Lead To Discrepancies In Ethics Reports

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.

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.

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Passing the Trash
4:13 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Teacher Background Bill Passes Committee

Legislation requiring stricter background checks for school employees has passed the  Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee.

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.

The prospective school must then contact the applicant's past employer to verify if they're being truthful.

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