Senate bill would help those incarcerated for life to have a chance at parole

Senate bill would help those incarcerated for life to have a chance at parole

Sen. Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) discussed his bill, Senate Bill 942, with The PLS Reporter and shared why he feels it is important that those who have been sentenced to life in prison should have the opportunity to be considered for parole after 15 years.

Thursday, February 15, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Democrats support Wolf's proposed spending increases in, and focus on, education

Democrats support Wolf's proposed spending increases in, and focus on, education

Gov. Tom Wolf’s fellow Democrats overwhelmingly supported the proposed budget that emphasized increased spending on education.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
They've got spirit, how 'bout you?

They've got spirit, how 'bout you?

Pennsylvania is all geared up for Sunday's Super Bowl game where the Eagles take on the Patriots.

Pennsylvania's legislators were out in the Rotunda Wednesday full of spirit, predicting who might win and sharing their plans for the night.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Senate committee takes deep dive into Stop & Go crackdown possibilities

Senate committee takes deep dive into Stop & Go crackdown possibilities

Continuing what has been something of a budget-season sidelight, the Senate Law and Justice Committee on Tuesday held a hearing with members of the Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to examine the legislature’s options in terms of cracking down on so-called Stop & Go liquor establishments.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Senate includes version of Stop & Go enforcement reform as part of revenue package

Senate includes version of Stop & Go enforcement reform as part of revenue package

Major legislation in the state General Assembly is often the product of compromise and deal-making and the revenue package the Senate moved along last week was no exception.

 

However, while various interest groups and stakeholders are scoffing at individual portions of the five budget-related implementation bills that provided for nearly $2.1 billion in funding for the state budget, those hoping to see some movement on reforming so-called stop-and-go enforcement might have their wishes answered in a portion of the Fiscal Code aimed at addressing the issue.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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