Did You Get The Memo? State police funding, vaccine policy and online wine

Did You Get The Memo? State police funding, vaccine policy and online wine

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 reduce transfers from the Motor License Fund to the Pennsylvania State Police, require schools to disclose how many students haven’t been vaccinated and allow customers to order wine online. 
Friday, August 2, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Freshman Focus: Rep. Bridget Kosierowski

Freshman Focus: Rep. Bridget Kosierowski

Meet Rep. Bridget Kosierowski (D-Lackawanna). After taking a class at the University of Scranton for women getting involved in government, when the 114th district seat had an opening she decided to take advantage and run and see what she could bring to Pennsylvania government. 

Friday, May 31, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Abortion vote underscores shifting makeup of Democratic caucus

Abortion vote underscores shifting makeup of Democratic caucus

A bill barring abortion on the basis of a Down syndrome diagnosis cleared the House Tuesday, prompting cheers from abortion opponents. 15 Democrats joined an overwhelming majority of their Republican colleagues in supporting the controversial proposal.

But a first glance at the roll call vote on HB 321, authored by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-York), belies its significance relative to the changing profile of the Democratic Caucus in the House. 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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
Categories: News and Views
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