CPBJ - Government http://www.cpbj.com/section/government Government News Government en-us Copyright 2015 Central Penn Business Journal Wed, 07 Oct 2015 13:11:37 EST Wed, 07 Oct 2015 13:11:37 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151007/CPBJ01/151009839&source=RSS Auditor general Overlooked schools could have 'devastating consequences' for students, economy The Pennsylvania Department of Education has essentially overlooked 561 academically challenged schools &#8212 including 40 in the midstate &#8212 possibly leading to devastating consequences for students and Pennsylvania's economy, according to Auditor General Eugene DePasquale. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:26:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151007/CPBJ01/151009839&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151007/CPBJ01/151009850&source=RSS PSERS misses earnings assumption, cuts investment expenses In a low-return environment this year for investors, the state Public School Employees' Retirement System earned 3 percent in fiscal year 2014-15, the system announced Tuesday. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 08:21:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151007/CPBJ01/151009850&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151006/CPBJ01/150939971&source=RSS Andrew Place named to PUC A Greene County man with a background in natural gas and environmental issues has been unanimously appointed to a seat on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:32:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151006/CPBJ01/150939971&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151005/CPBJ01/151009885&source=RSS BAE Systems awarded 28M option to convert additional military vehicles The BAE Systems Land and Armaments LP facility in West Manchester Township was awarded a 28. 1 million option by the U. S. Army to upgrade seven combat recovery vehicles for the Australian military and U. S. Marine Corps. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 12:04:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151005/CPBJ01/151009885&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151005/CPBJ01/151009963&source=RSS State gets federal grant to develop 'micro-credentials' for workforce Micro-credentials &#8212 certificates and competencies that workers and students earn to build their knowledge, skills and experience &#8212 are the focus of a new 6 million federal grant the Pa. Department of Labor and Industry received last week. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 16:22:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151005/CPBJ01/151009963&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151005/CPBJ01/150939977&source=RSS Rep. Schreiber seeks York-area students for Collegiate Advisory Council In an effort to engage York-area college students in the legislative process, Rep. Kevin Schreiber D-York said Wednesday that he is planning to launch the third year of Collegiate Advisory Council. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 10:52:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151005/CPBJ01/150939977&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151002/CPBJ01/151009925&source=RSS Bill would lift number of patients physicians can treat for opioid cravings U. S. Sen. Bob Casey is pushing two bills in Congress to fight opioid addiction. The legislation would affect physicians and focus on the need for improved treatment in the United States. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 11:15:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151002/CPBJ01/151009925&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151002/CPBJ01/151009975&source=RSS PennDOT accepting unsolicited public-private partnership proposals Private-sector firms interested in submitting unsolicited proposals for state transportation projects may do so until the end of this month. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:25:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151002/CPBJ01/151009975&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151002/CPBJ01/151009933&source=RSS Pa. reports 2.7 billion in September general fund collections Pennsylvania collected 2. 7 billion in general fund revenue in September, state Secretary of Revenue Eileen McNulty reports, bringing fiscal-year-to-date collections to 6. 7 billion. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 09:17:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151002/CPBJ01/151009933&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151002/CPBJ01/150929852&source=RSS Newsmakers Berkshire Hathaway names 26 new agents and more Companies in the midstate have announced new hires and promotions in the following industries accounting, architecture and engineering, associations, construction, distribution, economic. . . Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:26:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151002/CPBJ01/150929852&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151001/CPBJ01/151009978&source=RSS Local Share amounts up slightly from Hollywood Casino revenues Money distributed to local governments and organizations from the tax revenue generated by Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course rose slightly in the 2014-15 fiscal year, according to a report released Thursday. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:02:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151001/CPBJ01/151009978&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151001/CPBJ01/150939967&source=RSS Senator hopes to force vote on 10.10 minimum wage Complaining that her legislation to increase the state's minimum wage from 7. 25 to 10. 10 an hour has been languishing in committee for too long, Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione D-Philadelphia said Wednesday that she will introduce a discharge petition to force the Senate to vote on her bill. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:02:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151001/CPBJ01/150939967&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151001/CPBJ01/150939970&source=RSS Another guilty plea in Penn National race-fixing probe A Hershey man faces up to 20 years in prison after agreeing to plead guilty in an ongoing federal investigation of alleged corruption at Penn National Race Course, the U. S. Attorney's Office said Wednesday. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:53:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151001/CPBJ01/150939970&source=RSS