In major criminal justice reform, Pennsylvania becomes first state in nation to seal minor misdemeanors

In major criminal justice reform, Pennsylvania becomes first state in nation to seal minor misdemeanors

It was a motley crew of lawmakers that gathered two years ago to first bring up the idea of a bill to give people who have committed misdemeanors or lesser crimes a fresh start after paying their dues to society.

“Two Republicans from Central Pennsylvania, two Democrats from Philadelphia — what could we possibly have in common,” Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), one of those members, asked. “But we made it work.”

Thursday, June 28, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Wolf increases minimum wage for state empoyees

Wolf increases minimum wage for state empoyees

The lowest paid state worker is about to get a $1.80 an hour raise by Sunday.

Gov. Tom Wolf issued an executive order Thursday to increase the minimum wage for state employees to $12 an hour by July 1. From there, the wage will increase yearly by 50 cents until 2024 before leveling off at $15 an hour.

Thursday, June 28, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Philly lawmakers throw support behind Taylor anti-squatting bill

Philly lawmakers throw support behind Taylor anti-squatting bill

A bill with bipartisan support, House Bill 1931 by Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia), aims to crack down on illegal trespassers known as “squatters.” With squatting a growing problem in their city, the bill has many Philadelphia legislators’ support.
Thursday, June 28, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
Tags: squatting
A rally for a people's budget takes over the Capitol Rotunda

A rally for a people's budget takes over the Capitol Rotunda

On Wednesday morning people from all across the commonwealth joined in the main Rotunda to rally for equity, freedom and a better budget. The PLS Reporter spoke with two advocates from the rally and they want the legislators to know that if they don't make changes they want them out of their seats.
Thursday, June 28, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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