Passing up big votes, House holds last scheduled session day until fall

Passing up big votes, House holds last scheduled session day until fall

Red shirts and green pins filled the Capitol rotunda, while Republican lawmakers convened the press Monday, all pushing separate bills they wanted to see passed on the last day of session before summer.

But by Monday afternoon, after some recognition of guests and a heavily debated bill on nursing home lawsuits, all were left disappointed that their numbers hadn’t come up.

Monday, June 25, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Gov. Wolf signs Tierne's Law

Gov. Wolf signs Tierne's Law

In an emotional ceremony with families of Pennsylvanians killed in cases of domestic violence, Governor Tom Wolf today signed Tierne’s Law into effect.


Monday, April 16, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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First day of House gun policy hearings reveals bipartisan support for domestic violence bill

First day of House gun policy hearings reveals bipartisan support for domestic violence bill

At the first in a series of public hearings on gun policy scheduled over the next two weeks, both Republicans and Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee said they were in favor of Senate Bill 501, and its House partner, House Bill 2060.
Monday, April 9, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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Pittsburgh Mayor announces executive order creating paid safe leave policy

Pittsburgh Mayor announces executive order creating paid safe leave policy

Mayor Bill Peduto Tuesday announced an executive order creating a paid safe leave policy for city employees facing intimate partner violence. Once enacted, the policy will allow victims paid time off to deal with matters such as obtaining medical care, finding safe housing, and filing Protection from Abuse orders if necessary.  

Tuesday, April 3, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Seven domestic violence bills advance through Senate

Seven domestic violence bills advance through Senate

All passed unanimously, with one ready for the governor's signature and the rest heading for the House

A bipartisan group of senators Tuesday announced their hopes for an upcoming vote on a package of seven bills that address domestic violence in Pennsylvania. All would go on to pass the Senate Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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