Testy public hearing on Sunday hunting draws ire of lawmakers, endangers the future of controversial proposal

Testy public hearing on Sunday hunting draws ire of lawmakers, endangers the future of controversial proposal

The House is set to wade into a heated debate over Sunday hunting in the state, with a tense hearing Tuesday a sign of things to come as both legislators and advocacy groups alike sense a new urgency to lifting the 200-plus year-old ban.

This session marks the closest lawmakers have come in some time to signing off on lifting the Sunday ban on most forms of hunting, although the chair of the House Game and Fisheries Committee said the contentious nature of Tuesday’s hearing might endanger the bill’s passage. 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Policy Committee hearing stresses need for new bullying legislation

Policy Committee hearing stresses need for new bullying legislation

Testimony before the House Democratic Policy Committee Tuesday drove home one clear point: Bullying can no longer be considered just a part of growing up. It needs to be stopped.

Parents and experts spoke to state representatives in Germantown for over two hours. Stories of physical abuse, taunting, changing schools, and even suicide attempts mixed grief with anger. While many things may cause bullying, the anger it creates appears to be fomenting action from the legislature.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019/Author: Anonym
Categories: Philadelphia
Abortion bill, high school civics test pass House in afternoon votes

Abortion bill, high school civics test pass House in afternoon votes

The House passed one bill that drew fiery opposition and another that won nearly the entire chamber's support during session Monday.

The former, a bill to ban abortion on the basis of a Down syndrome diagnosis, touched on a partisan wedge issue. The latter, having high school students take a civics test at some point before graduation, was a far easier sell.

Monday, April 16, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
RSS