Boscola targets ambiguities in pet euthanasia law with new bill

Boscola targets ambiguities in pet euthanasia law with new bill

The Animal Destruction Method Authorization Law states that injectable euthanasia is the accepted method for killing a domestic animal, but ambiguities in the law do little to prevent owners from killing an animal by firearm if they deem it ill or aggressive. Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton) wants to clarify definitions in the law to ensure proper enforcement of animal cruelty. 


“How can injection be said as the only form of destruction?” Boscola asked. “What is there to prevent a cat or dog owner from shooting them?” Boscola filed a cosponsor memo in October asking for support for a bill to resolve the ambiguities.

Thursday, November 7, 2019/Author: Harrison Cann
Categories: News and Views
Voters across state make use of new voting machines, as 'hiccups' dog rollout in some areas

Voters across state make use of new voting machines, as 'hiccups' dog rollout in some areas

NEWBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA.-- As in many districts, voters in Newberry Township must dodge a gauntlet of representatives seeking to dole out literature to their friends and neighbors about their race for borough council or sheriff. 

But according to local officials Tuesday morning, many of the town’s 15,000 residents had to dodge an even bigger obstacle at the town’s municipal building: malfunctioning machines. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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5 bills to watch for the week of October 28

5 bills to watch for the week of October 28

We get it, session weeks are busy. That’s why we put together a list of the bills being discussed in committee and on the floor of the General Assembly that are worth devoting your precious time to tracking. From the teacher evaluations to election reforms, here are five bills to watch for the week of October 28. 

Friday, October 25, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Did You Get The Memo? Lowering the Corporate Net Income Tax, legislator health benefits and opioid warning labels

Did You Get The Memo? Lowering the Corporate Net Income Tax, legislator health benefits and opioid warning labels

Amid all the floor debates, press conferences and committee hearings, the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s newest co-sponsorship memos can get lost in the shuffle. That’s why The PLS Reporter rounds up some of the most noteworthy co-sponsorship memos each week, so you can stay informed of what’s going on in the Capitol.

 

In this week’s feature are memos for proposals that would lower the Corporate Net Income Tax rate, terminate health insurance benefits for legislators and their family once they leave office and place warning labels on opioid prescriptions.

Friday, October 18, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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5 bills to watch for the week of October 21

5 bills to watch for the week of October 21

We get it, session weeks are busy. That’s why we put together a list of the bills being discussed in committee and on the floor of the General Assembly that are worth devoting your precious time to tracking. From the arrest powers of school police officers to eliminating straight ticket voting, here are five bills to watch for the week of October 21. 
Friday, October 18, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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