Rob Teplitz

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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Municipal Investments
3:44 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

$350M Incinerator Inspires Bill to Oversee Municipal Deals

A trash incinerator that helped bankrupt Harrisburg has prompted two Pennsylvania senators to roll out a package of bills that would better evaluate municipal investments.

Pennsylvania Sens. Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin County) and John Blake (D-Lackawanna County) drafted the package to give the state more oversight over municipal financing deals.

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Transportation
3:15 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

State Lawmakers Offer Warnings About Distracted Driving

Any number of activities can divert a driver’s attention — changing the radio station, reaching for a coffee cup or checking one’s makeup — but state Sen. Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin County) and state Rep. Brandon Neuman (D-Washington County) held a news conference Tuesday to specifically discourage cell phone use while driving. 

Texting while driving is banned in 39 states and the District of Columbia. It's a primary offense in Pennsylvania, meaning a driver can be stopped by police just for texting. Ten states have banned all handheld cell phone use while driving.  

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Budget Reaction
10:53 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Sen. Teplitz: "Watchdog" Agencies Could Be "Neutered" By Corbett's Budget

A Dauphin County State Senator is worried the commonwealth's “watchdog” agencies won’t be able to perform their duties if Governor Tom Corbett’s new $28.5 billion budget passes.

The Governor has called for level funding for the Auditor General ($40,777,000) and Attorney General ($78,121,000), and a $16,607,000 (1.5 percent) cut to the Treasurer’s office. The State Ethics Commission would also see level funding, and The Office of Open Records would get a small spending increase.

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