Team Youse dominates Team Yinz in fourth annual Capitol All Star Game

Team Youse dominates Team Yinz in fourth annual Capitol All Star Game

They say good things come to those who wait. 

That was certainly true Tuesday night, as Team Youse outpaced Team Yinz 16-3 in the annual Capitol All Star Game, breaking a three-year streak of Yinz dominance and delivering Joseph Scarnati and Frank Dermody their first victory in the game.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
House Judiciary chair shuts down talk of ERPO bill as committee pursues mandatory minimums instead

House Judiciary chair shuts down talk of ERPO bill as committee pursues mandatory minimums instead

The chair of the House Judiciary Committee said Tuesday his committee would not be taking up so-called red flag legislation, with Democrats saying they will exhaust any means necessary to get a top priority of gun control advocates across the line.

The comments from Chair Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) come on the same day his committee passed a raft of firearms bills, including ones to reimpose mandatory minimums on a range of gun and violent crimes, as well as a controversial proposal to make it harder for local governments to pass their own gun control measures.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views

Legislators join activists in probation reform rally

Tuesday morning started with a big crowd of citizens and lawmakers filling the main rotunda’s staircase to draw attention to what they believe are onerous and harmful probation laws in Pennsylvania.
 
Members from both chambers and both parties showed support with FAMM, a national organization against mandatory minimums and the challenges created by punitive probationary rules. Joining the event was CNN commentator Van Jones, who has been involved with criminal justice reform efforts on his weekly program.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
Legislators push to bring back General Assistance

Legislators push to bring back General Assistance

A handful of legislators held a press conference where they joined advocates and former recipients of the General Assistance program to talk about the importance of restarting program and share stories of how the program was assisting Pennsylvanian's in need. 

After the program was shut down legislators have worked to create new legislation that would assist those who lost the $200 a month that they were receiving from General Assistance. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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