PLCB insists flexible pricing is a boon for Pennsylvania consumers but some lawmakers are skeptical

PLCB insists flexible pricing is a boon for Pennsylvania consumers but some lawmakers are skeptical

Looking to buy a bottle of scotch or a case of wine? Lawmakers are again set to dive into a continued dispute over whether Pennsylvania’s state-run liquor stores are giving consumers the best deal on those liquor products.

The controversy centers on the flexible pricing mechanism, introduced in Act 39 of 2016, which allows the state-run Fine Wine and Good Spirits stores to mark up products at its discretion. Previously it had to mark up all products at a flat 30 percent rate, regardless of a product’s cost.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Mastriano plans to introduce heartbeat bill

Mastriano plans to introduce heartbeat bill

Freshman Senator Doug Mastriano (R-Franklin) was sworn into office in June and authored a cosponsor memo in July for a heartbeat bill. Mastriano plans to introduce the legislation when the Senate returns to session in the fall. His legislation will ban abortions if a physician determines that the fetus has a heartbeat. Mastriano has spoken with former state representative Rick Saccone who introduced similar legislation in a previous session. Saccone’s bill, House Bill 2315, was introduced in 2018 and referred to the House Judiciary Committee where it died.

Mastriano has obtained cosponsors for the bill and is working closely with Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-Clinton) who authored her cosponsor memo for similar legislation earlier this year. He said that currently, he is “ironing out details, strengthening the legislation, and building a coalition of support.”
Wednesday, September 4, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Right 2 Know Episode 21: Sit down with Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland)

Right 2 Know Episode 21: Sit down with Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland)

In a continuation of our two-part series focusing on criminal justice reform, we sit down with Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) to hear about the issue from a Republican lens. We also talk about the upcoming vote on Marsy's Law, which will be on ballots in November, and hear about Delozier's baseball fandom. Like what you hear? Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.
Thursday, August 29, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Grand Jury Report on Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church-One Year Later

Grand Jury Report on Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church-One Year Later

It has been over a year since the issuance of a grand jury report following a two-year investigation by Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office into allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in the dioceses of Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Erie, Greensburg, Allentown, and Scranton. The grand jury reviewed over 500,000 pages of internal diocesan documents and interviewed dozens of witnesses to conclude that there were “credible allegations” against over 300 priests which involved over 1,000 child victims.

Monday, August 26, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: Features
Right 2 Know Episode 19: Sun, sand and property tax reform

Right 2 Know Episode 19: Sun, sand and property tax reform

Come on down to the ol' Right 2 Know homestead, as we talk about the push to eliminate property taxes. Justin shares what he learned from a Senate Republican Policy Committee Hearing on the topic and he hears from Sen. David Argall (R-Schuylkill) and Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) on what might be a path forward to reform. Like what you hear? Subscribe to the show on Spotify, iTunes and Google Play.  
Friday, August 16, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
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