PA House move to impeach embattled Lancaster County sheriff reopens old Kane impeachment wounds

PA House move to impeach embattled Lancaster County sheriff reopens old Kane impeachment wounds

The House Judiciary Committee this week voted on a resolution to begin the impeachment process relative to embattled Lancaster County Sheriff Mark Reese, who has been on a long-term paid suspension since last summer after sexual harassment allegations against him arose.

 

Should the impeachment move forward and be successful, it would be the first impeachment of an elected official in Pennsylvania since PA Supreme Court Justice Rolf Larsen was impeached in 1994.

 

However, it was not the move to impeach Sheriff Reese that drew debate from committee members, rather an amendment filed to the resolution to begin the process drew concern from a number of Democratic members.

Thursday, April 6, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
House amends Senate’s version of child sex abuse statute of limitations reform, Rozzi retroactivity amendment to come

House amends Senate’s version of child sex abuse statute of limitations reform, Rozzi retroactivity amendment to come

The House Judiciary Committee Tuesday sent to the full House for consideration a measure that would substantially reform and raise Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations as it pertains to criminal and civil child sex abuse cases.

 

While the measure advancing to the Floor did not contain a controversial retroactivity component—a measure that would allow victims currently barred from bringing suit by the civil statute of limitations to bring their claims—the main proponent of that concept is planning on offering it as an amendment as the bill moves along for consideration.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Pittsburgh International Airport receives largest boost from state improvement grants

Governor Tom Wolf announced Thursday that four airports across the state will receive $5.8 million in state investments for facility upgrades, as well as to promote services and establish new educational opportunities. 

The Pittsburgh International Airport received the largest share of the grant money, getting $2.4 million.
Friday, February 24, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Rep. Petrarca speaks at rally for HB 30

Rep. Petrarca speaks at rally for HB 30

At a press conference Monday afternoon, Rep. Joseph Petrarca (D-Westmoreland) joined organ donors, advocates, and families affected by organ donations to bring attention to HB 30 (Donate Life PA Act).

Rep. Petrarca is the prime sponsor of HB 30. 

HB 30 would update the commonwealth's organ and tissue donation law. It would educate the public on organ donations, inform people on the methods of donations, better the process of working with law enforcement in the case of deaths that are under investigation, and it would update the law to show the best clinical practices that support donations.

The bill is likely to be considered by the full House next week.

Monday, September 19, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Rotunda Ramblings - February 26, 2016

Rotunda Ramblings - February 26, 2016

This episode of Rotunda Ramblings has The PLS Reporter team break down the week's news, including the House starting impeachment hearings for Attorney General Kathleen Kane, the governor announcing he has a treatable form of prostate cancer, and the start of budget hearings. 

Also, Multimedia Reporter Alanna Koll sits down for an interview with House Appropriations Committee Majority Chairman Bill Adolph (R-Delaware) to talk about budget hearings, what he thinks will happen with figuring out the budget impasse, and what he'll do after retiring from the General Assembly.

CLICK HERE to listen to the episode!

Friday, February 26, 2016/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
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