Pension forfeiture bill nears governor’s desk

Pension forfeiture bill nears governor’s desk

In what will likely be the first bill signed into law this session, SB 113 is nearing Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk and after confirmation to a House amendment by the Senate, is just a signature away from strengthening pension forfeiture requirements for public officials convicted of job-related felonies.  

The bill, sponsored by Sen. John DiSanto (R-Dauphin), aims to close a loophole that currently allows public employees to keep taxpayer-funded pensions when convicted of certain of felonies. If signed into law, those found guilty of crimes relating to public employment — including conspiracy — would have their pension benefits forfeited under the new law.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Capitol Crowd: Mike Straub, Press Secretary for House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler & Spokesperson for Republican Caucus

Capitol Crowd: Mike Straub, Press Secretary for House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler & Spokesperson for Republican Caucus

Meet Mike Staub, press secretary for House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler and spokesperson for Republican Caucus.

Staub made the transition from working in TV news to working everyday in the Pennsylvania Capitol. Find out more about his job, how his transition was and what he likes to do when he is not working. 

Friday, March 15, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Capitol Crowd
Kenyatta hopes to protect Pennsylvania from digital threats

Kenyatta hopes to protect Pennsylvania from digital threats

With the state of Pennsylvania facing a rising number of cyberattack threats, Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D-Philadelphia) hopes one of his newest bills will bolster state protections by establishing a Cybersecurity Innovation Commission.  

The commission would be charged with conducting regular cybersecurity audits, enhancing security and privacy standards as well as analyzing cybersecurity protocols. Kenyatta says the commission would help centralize cybersecurity protections across state government, offering a more streamlined system. 
Friday, March 8, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

In this week's 3 under 3 we take a look at Gov. Tom Wolf's inauguration, the loss of an influential and respected member of the House Republican staff and Rep. Bryan Cutler's priorities in his new role as House Majority Leader. 

Friday, January 18, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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