Scarnati: “This isn’t governing, this is an embarrassment”

Scarnati: “This isn’t governing, this is an embarrassment”

As state lawmakers are staring down the prospect of a credit downgrade and the lack of spendable General Fund money in the absence of a balanced budget, the rhetoric and frustration were visibly ramped up Monday as the House Republican Caucus continues to try to work to find some sort of a compromise on $2.2 billion worth of money needed to balance the $31.99 billion budget enacted earlier this summer.

Monday, August 21, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Rep. Frankel leads the charge on legislative action against hate-crimes in Pennsylvania

Rep. Frankel leads the charge on legislative action against hate-crimes in Pennsylvania

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Frankel (D-Squirrel Hill), along with House colleagues and faith leaders held a news conference Monday morning in Pittsburgh to discuss the aftermath of the events in Charlottesville, Virginia and to call for legislative action on House Bill 505 and/or Senate Bill 96, also known as the Fairness Act.  


“No group was left untouched in Charlottesville, said Frankel. “It was racism, anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim, it was anti-LGBT, anti- anything you can think of was found in that demonstration. While we saw a comprehensive expression of hate, we want a comprehensive reaction to it. And one of the ways to do that is to finally address hate crimes in Pennsylvania in a comprehensive way.”  

Monday, August 21, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Tweets of the Week - August 14, 2017

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and other around Pennsylvania state government. 

Friday, August 18, 2017/Author: Mike Howells
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VIDEO: Protesters gather in York to demand that the House return to session to finish the budget

VIDEO: Protesters gather in York to demand that the House return to session to finish the budget

On Thursday morning protesters joined Auditor General Eugene DePasquale and Rep. Carol Hill-Evans (D-York) at the York County Courthouse to demand that House Republicans come back to session and get the budget done.

Friday, August 18, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: Newer Perspectives with Rep. Kate Klunk

VIDEO: Newer Perspectives with Rep. Kate Klunk

Rep. Kate Klunk (R-York) joined The PLS Reporter for our latest ongoing series: Newer Perspectives, where we sit down with the legislators who are 35 or younger to see what they bring to the legislature and how their views might be different than their more veteran colleagues. 

In this interview find out about when she knew this was the job for her, the obstacles she had to go through, and her new life-changing news.

Friday, August 18, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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