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
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Special election results in the 114th and 190th legislative districts

Special election results in the 114th and 190th legislative districts

This story will be updated as results and more information become available. 

 

Residents of Pennsylvania’s 114th legislative district are heading to the polls today to elect a new state representative. On the ballot are Democrat Bridget Malloy Kosierowski and Republican Frank Scavo — two Lackawanna County residents who hope to earn the seat previously held by state Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich (D-Lackawanna), who died in October 2018. 

 

Philadelphia has long been known as a Democratic stronghold, and Democrat Movita Johnson-Harrell hopes to build upon that success the special election for the 190th legislative district.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Special election preview: A look at races in the 114th and 190th legislative districts

Special election preview: A look at races in the 114th and 190th legislative districts

The two candidates vying for the 114th legislative district seat in Lackawanna County’s special election share similar goals for their district, but both believe in using different means to achieve them. 

In Philadelphia’s 190th District, Democrat Movita Johnson-Harrell was not the first choice of Philadelphia Democrats—Daryl Thomas was initially tapped as the candidate to replace embattled Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown but dropped out after residency concerns.

Monday, March 11, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
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Wolf, legislators push plans to bolster, better educate state's workforce

Wolf, legislators push plans to bolster, better educate state's workforce

Workforce development was a popular topic at the Capitol Tuesday, as Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order creating a workforce command center, designed to coordinate state efforts to provide job training with the needs of private industry.

At the same time, a group of bipartisan lawmakers also announced an effort to boost the state’s career and technical education efforts as a means of bolstering its job force.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Lawmakers appear optimistic after Wolf's opening budget salvo

Lawmakers appear optimistic after Wolf's opening budget salvo

The surprising consensus Tuesday from both the House and Senate was that members of both parties were positive about the Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address, which Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre) stated is "breaking tradition". 

"I think there is a lot there that we can embrace and get behind, at least generically," Corman said. "The governor laid out some priorities that I think we all share." 
Tuesday, February 5, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
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