Lisa Boscola

Energy
4:06 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Lawmaker Wants to Protect Customers' Electric Bills From Spikes

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.

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. 

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Education
4:10 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Roundtable Discusses Need for Technical School Training

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.

Instead, they said students should have more opportunities to be trained for technical jobs that don’t require a college degree.

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.

Boscola said students need to know that there are practical applications and a lot of job opportunities for technical careers.

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Sports
2:38 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

March Madness Brackets: 'Fun, Harmless,' But Still Illegal In PA

If you win your basketball bracket pool at work, you might need that money to pay a fine — because it's illegal.

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.

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