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Both chambers were back in session this week, which meant a busy week - from Speaker Turzai's Down Syndrome Protection Act being reintroduced, to the first piece of legislation of this session passing through the House and the Senate, all the way to people for and against pipelines holding competing press conferences. 

Friday, March 22, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: Down Syndrome Protection Act brought back up for the new session

VIDEO: Down Syndrome Protection Act brought back up for the new session

Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) was vocal during last year's session about legislation he co-sponsored that would ban abortion that is due solely on the fact that a baby has Down syndrome. 

With this Thursday being World Down Syndrome Day, a handful of legislators, advocates and families affected by Down syndrome joined to support the Down Syndrome Protection Act. This session, Turzai, Rep. Kate Klunk (R-York) and Sen. Scott Martin (R-Lancaster) are bringing this act back up with more supporters and they believe it will pass through both chambers smoothly. Last session the legislation passed through the House with a 139-56 vote but it stalled when it got to the Senate. 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Rep. Brian Ellis resigns amid sexual assault allegations

Rep. Brian Ellis resigns amid sexual assault allegations

Rep. Brian Ellis (R-Butler) announced his resignation from the Pennsylvania General Assembly Monday 

amid an allegation of sexual assault that is currently under investigation by the Dauphin County District Attorney.  

Monday, March 18, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Kenyatta hopes to protect Pennsylvania from digital threats

Kenyatta hopes to protect Pennsylvania from digital threats

With the state of Pennsylvania facing a rising number of cyberattack threats, Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D-Philadelphia) hopes one of his newest bills will bolster state protections by establishing a Cybersecurity Innovation Commission.  

The commission would be charged with conducting regular cybersecurity audits, enhancing security and privacy standards as well as analyzing cybersecurity protocols. Kenyatta says the commission would help centralize cybersecurity protections across state government, offering a more streamlined system. 
Friday, March 8, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Turzai reintroduces legislation that would ban abortions based on a diagnosis of down syndrome

VIDEO: Turzai reintroduces legislation that would ban abortions based on a diagnosis of down syndrome

Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) reintroduced legislation that would ban abortions based on a diagnosis of down syndrome. Turzai and Sen. Judy Ward (R-Blair) introduced similar legislation during last session which passed through the House and Senate committee but it was never seen for a final vote. 

Thursday, February 14, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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