PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – If a man and woman doing the same job collect their paycheck each week, the woman’s salary actually ends on October 15th. That is the finding of a new study comparing men’s and women’s salaries from Business.Org. The study says in Pennsylvania women’s salaries lag behind men by 21% or 32nd in the country. READ MORE: Police And Firefighters Respond To Car On Fire In Homewood “Yes, there has been progress, but that progress is minimal and we still have a long way to go,” says YWCA Executive Director Angela Reynolds. During Women’s History Month Reynolds says it’s important to know, “While the numbers have been getting better over time they’re still hovering generally between 81 and 87 cents on the comparison dollar. The other piece I think is important is that if you look at Black women that number is actually closer to 62 cents per men’s dollar, and in Pennsylvania for black women is 54 cents per dollar so all of those numbers need to be taken in … [Read more...] about ‘The Marshall Plan For Moms:’ Effort Aims To Help Women Achieved Equal Pay
The Senate parliamentarian is the official who interprets the Senate’s complex, arcane rules and has a major influence in the day-to-day running of the upper chamber. What is her role? Then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Harry Mason Reid Who is the Senate parliamentarian and why is she important? Trumpists' assaults on Republicans who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid will help Democrats The Jan. 6 case for ending the Senate filibuster MORE (D-Nev.) appointed Elizabeth MacDonough as the Senate’s first female parliamentarian in 2012, and she has held the position until present. ADVERTISEMENT The parliamentarian and her team provide daily advice to the Senate’s presiding officer on the correct execution of floor procedure, but one of her biggest jobs is to decide what can and can’t be included in legislation passed under special budgetary rules known as reconciliation. These budgetary rules can only be used on a few occasions each Congress and … [Read more...] about Who is the Senate parliamentarian and why is she important?
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan required all Maryland school districts to return to some form of in-person and/or hybrid learning by March 1. Here’s a county-by-county breakdown of the school districts’ decisions: READ MORE: Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Sites To Open This Month In Hagerstown, Waldorf, Salisbury, Gov. Larry Hogan Says Allegany County Public Schools: ACPS brought some students back on Feb. 8. However like many other districts around Maryland, they will bring back their youngest learners on March 1. Here’s the latest plan: March 1, 2021: Students in grades Pre-K, kindergarten, and Grade 1, those students failing or failing to engage in virtual learning, and identified students with special needs will return to buildings March 8, 2021: Students in Grades 2-5, 6, 9, and 12 will return to buildings March 15, 2021: Students in Grades 7, 8, 10, 11 will return to buildings Anne Arundel County Public Schools: Anne Arundel County Public Schools … [Read more...] about COVID In Maryland: School Reopening Plans For Every District
The top security official overseeing the House informed lawmakers this week that security will be heightened on Thursday due to a QAnon-linked conspiracy theory that former President Trump Donald Trump South Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Ex-Trump aide Pierson won't run for Dallas-area House seat House Oversight panel reissues subpoena for Trump's accounting firm MORE will be inaugurated on that date. Acting Sergeant-at-Arms Timothy Blodgett said in a memo that Capitol Police will have additional personnel on duty throughout the Capitol grounds in addition to the continued National Guard presence. But Blodgett said that the significance of the date has "reportedly declined amongst various groups in recent days" and said that Capitol Police at this time "has no indication that groups will travel to Washington D.C. to protest or commit acts of violence." ADVERTISEMENT Some followers of the baseless QAnon conspiracy … [Read more...] about Capitol officials to bolster security on March 4 over QAnon threats
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) — one of former President Trump Donald Trump South Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Ex-Trump aide Pierson won't run for Dallas-area House seat House Oversight panel reissues subpoena for Trump's accounting firm MORE ’s most vocal supporters in Congress and chairman of the House Freedom Caucus — is weighing a run for Senate in Arizona in 2022. "I'm kicking the tires. We're looking at it, talking to people, seeing what it would look like, talking about how much it would be," Biggs told The Hill, adding that he’s "trying to gauge how much support I might have." His decision to explore a bid for the upper chamber comes as Trump and his allies have vowed to help boost candidates who have staunchly supported the former president and target GOP lawmakers who have rebuked him following the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6. ADVERTISEMENT Biggs said that while he is “seriously considering” a run, … [Read more...] about House Freedom Caucus chair weighs Arizona Senate bid