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Column: State-by-state pay-to-play bills are only a start

Column: State-by-state pay-to-play bills are only a start

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

The state-by-state approach to passing pay-to-play bills could lead to discrepancies in athlete pay and recruiting disadvantages within those states that don’t catch up in time.

Editorial: Pa. abortion law will fail to catch fallout

House Speaker Mike Turzai delivering a speech in October. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 11, 2018

Even though the Supreme Court declared abortion a constitutional right 45 years ago with Roe v. Wade, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Speaker Mike Turzai seemingly pushed against that decision Monday. The Republican lawmaker unveiled a controversial bill in front of the Health Committee that wo...

Senate Council takes issue with proposed federal tax bill

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said he disapproves of the possibility of a new federal tax bill at Wednesday’s Senate Council meeting. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Contributing Editor)

By David Solomon | For The Pitt News

November 16, 2017

The Senate Council started off with heartfelt “goodbyes” to Provost Patricia Beeson, whose hard work Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and other Senate Council members praised. “Her role for the University and for me has been tremendous,” Chancellor Gallagher said. “This will be a year-long ...

SGB pushes bill in honor of late Pitt student

SGB announced they are urging the passage of Pennsylvania Senate Bill No. 196 — a bill which proposes GPS tracking for people who have potential to violate a PFA filed against them. (Photo by Hari Iyer | Staff Photographer)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

Student Government President Max Kneis announced a resolution Tuesday night urging the passage of a Pennsylvania bill that he said could have saved the life of Alina Sheykhet, a Pitt student who was found dead Oct. 8. SB 196 says those individuals who have a protection-from-abuse order filed against them can be monitored by a GPS if a judge decides the person is likely to violate ...

Pitt procures state funding, ending tuition scare

The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed an appropriation bill Wednesday to fund Pitt. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Rachel Glasser | News Editor

October 27, 2017

Update: Gov. Tom Wolf signed the appropriation bill Friday, officially funding Pitt and the other state-related universities. The Pennsylvania General Assembly has passed an appropriation bill to fund Pitt, warding off the fear of a tuition hike — for now. The bill passed Wednesday by a margi...

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