VIDEO: SR 6 Commission voted on its final report, hoping to help fire and EMS workers

VIDEO: SR 6 Commission voted on its final report, hoping to help fire and EMS workers

Nearly two years after Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Delaware) began working on Senate Resolution 6, the Senate Resolution 6 Commission voted on and adopted its final report during a Nov. 28 meeting. After the meeting, Vulakovich, Barrar, and most of the 39 members of the commission joined for a press conference where they announced the final report.

The report includes 27 recommendations that are aimed at providing support for volunteer fire and emergency medical services throughout Pennsylvania as well as assisting with professional fire and EMS departments.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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In the Pittsburgh suburbs, a bitter battle breaks out for a Senate seat

In the Pittsburgh suburbs, a bitter battle breaks out for a Senate seat

Among the Paneras, LA Fitnesses and frozen yogurt outlets in the northern Pittsburgh suburbs, an autumn crop of political signage is in full bloom. Every busy intersection bristles with placards emblazoned with oversized Ts, red swishes and green outlines of the commonwealth for races up and down the ballot, from governor to Congress to state rep.

Democrats have effectively no shot of flipping the state Senate, but a race for the body in the area looms large particularly in the 38th Senatorial District, as just a single blue flip would break the Republican supermajority.
Monday, October 22, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Sen. Vulakovich talks next steps for fire and EMS commission

Sen. Vulakovich talks next steps for fire and EMS commission

Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny) joined The PLS Reporter to discuss Senate Resolution 6, which created a commission to study Fire and EMS systems.
Thursday, October 4, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Senate local radar bill gains restrictions in House committee, referred to floor

Senate local radar bill gains restrictions in House committee, referred to floor

As regularly as the seasons, legislators have introduced bills to enable local police use of radar.

A search of the Pennsylvania Legislative Services archive shows that going back to the 2001-2002 session, at least one bill, if not multiple versions, to expand access has been floated each session. The restriction to the State Police has been in place since the 1960s.

Friday, May 25, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
What did well in primaries? Female candidates and anger at incumbents

What did well in primaries? Female candidates and anger at incumbents

The penchant of Pennsylvania’s primary voters for outsiders and women over sitting incumbents fueled the day’s state House outcomes, according to politicos.

Four legislative incumbents lost on an election day that also saw Republican gubernatorial candidates finish their race to out-outsider each other, and sitting Lt. Gov. Mike Stack losing his primary to tattooed progressive Braddock Mayor John Fetterman.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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