Daniel Boone High School’s eleventh grade advanced placement physics students were the teachers for two area legislators May 31. The students presented research on alternative energy sources, including natural gas and biofuels, including algae.
UNION — Daniel Boone High School’s 11th-grade advanced placement physics students were the teachers for two area legislators when they presented research on alternative energy sources, including natural gas and biofuels.
The Alternate Energy Presentation at the Daniel Boone High School on May 31, 2011, was a big hit. Senator Judith Schwank and Representative David Maloney captured the students’ attention during the physics laboratory demonstrations and meet and greet portion of the event prior to the assembly.
BOYERTOWN, Pa. — President Barack Obama started his career in politics as a Illinois State Senator. A national magazine has put together a list of state lawmakers to watch and who could go beyond their current position too. And someone representing Berks County made the list.
An array of bills in both houses indicates that many lawmakers finally have come to understand the need to reduce the size of the state Legislature. Unfortunately, the question remains as to whether they will act.
The most recent proposals, by state Sen. Judy Schwank of Berks County, is one of four and the first from a Democrat. It also is the most sweeping. It would reduce the House by more than 40 percent – 82 seats, from 203 to 121 – and the Senate by 20 percent, from 50 seats to 40.