Lawmakers debate workers’ compensation bill

Lawmakers debate workers’ compensation bill

Late-night commercials promoting class action mesothelioma lawsuits could come to an end if a bill in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is made law. 

Lawmakers in the House Labor & Industry Committee held a public hearing Monday on House Bill 1234, which would add latent occupational diseases to the state’s Workers Compensation Act, allowing those with mesothelioma and similar diseases to receive workers’ compensation. 
Monday, May 6, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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Despite testy debate, House committee clears Down syndrome abortion bill

Despite testy debate, House committee clears Down syndrome abortion bill

In the first step of what will likely continue to be a contentious debate, a House committee voted along party lines to approve a controversial bill that would prohibit abortion on the basis of a Down syndrome diagnosis.

The measure, authored by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-York) would add Down syndrome to the list of reasons which a woman could not use in justifying an abortion.  Proponents point to several European countries, most notable Iceland, which have nearly eradicated the syndrome after prenatal testing became more widespread.
Monday, May 6, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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Sims and colleagues reintroduce legislation banning discrimination against LGBTQ members

Sims and colleagues reintroduce legislation banning discrimination against LGBTQ members

Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) joined colleagues including Representatives Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny),  Malcolm Kenyatta (D-Philadelphia), and Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) to discuss legislation that would ban discrimination in the commonwealth based on someone's sexual orientation or gender identity. 
Monday, May 6, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Legislators, advocates rally for second amendment rights

Legislators, advocates rally for second amendment rights

Dozens of legislators and hundreds of advocates joined for a rally on Monday morning where they stood in support of what they feel is defending the Constitution and the Second Amendment right to bear arms. 

Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-Clinton) spoke at the rally and stated that she is urging everyone to "stand up, speak out, be heard, be engaged" when it comes to fighting for second Amendment rights. 

Monday, May 6, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Sen. Williams talks mayoral campaign

Sen. Williams talks mayoral campaign

There’s a primary election for mayor in Philadelphia in a couple weeks. Judging from the ad buys and talk in town, that may not be obvious to outsiders.  

Monday, May 6, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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