Rep. Ryan unveils legislation eliminating school property taxes

Rep. Ryan unveils legislation eliminating school property taxes

Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) hosted a press conference Tuesday morning where he unveiled House Bill 13,  which calls for a total elimination of the school property tax within two years. 

Ryan's legislation would replace school property taxes with an increase of 1.85 percent to the local Personal Income Tax, an increase to the local sales tax of 2 percent on food and clothing, and a tax on retirement income at a rate of 4.92 percent. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

This week Governor Tom Wolf announced a slate of reforms to the state's charter school laws, people joined for a meeting on abolishing school property taxes, and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale put out recommendations to ensure district justices are not wrongfully giving out criminal records. 

Friday, August 16, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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DePasquale gives recommendations after district justices wrongfully give out criminal records

DePasquale gives recommendations after district justices wrongfully give out criminal records

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale held a press conference Monday morning to announce recommendations and a call for action to ensure that Pennsylvania's district justices are not wrongfully giving people a criminal record for offences that should be classified as civil violations. 

DePasquale released an audit that showed in an Erie County District Court a former district justice incorrectly filed criminal charges for theft of services in situations that should have been civil complaints. 

Monday, August 12, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

This week legislators and the governor called for action when it comes to gun laws, results showed the state's Safe2Say program was a success during its first year, and seven Philadelphia police officers resigned. 

Thursday, August 8, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: Kim bill would require jails to provide mothers who give birth while incarcerated a family-centered space

VIDEO: Kim bill would require jails to provide mothers who give birth while incarcerated a family-centered space

The PLS Reporter joined Rep. Patty Kim (R-Dauphin) to talk about legislation that she plans to introduce that requires correctional facilities to provide a family-centered housing unit where mothers who give birth while incarcerated are able to stay with their babies for up to 18-months.  

These mothers would need to get approved by a board to have their babies with them, which would depend a lot on the crime that they committed and the severity. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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