Freshman Focus: Rep. Summer Lee

Freshman Focus: Rep. Summer Lee

Rep. Summer Lee (D-Allegheny) joined The PLS Reporter for our series "Freshman Focus." Find out what her goals are, why she decided to run and what she likes to do in her spare time.
Thursday, February 21, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: The PLS Reporter sits down with Sen. White before retiring next week

VIDEO: The PLS Reporter sits down with Sen. White before retiring next week

The PLS Reporter sat down with Sen. Don White (R-Indiana) who came to Harrisburg in 2001 after having no interest in being a politician or even in politics. But after tragedy struck at home, White wanted a change so he campaigned and managed to flip what was a Democratic seat for 40 years. 


White is retiring after spending nearly a quarter of his life in the Senate and he said he hopes somebody younger will replace him, possibly even his chief of staff. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: VideoA Look Back
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

In this week's 3 under 3, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman kicked off his marijuana listening tour, legislators and school districts discussed Gov. Wolf's proposal to raise the minimum pay for teachers, and lawmakers are working on bills that would lead to safer conditions for the staff in prisons. 

Friday, February 15, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Tags: 3 under 3
VIDEO: DePasquale announces 244,000 students attend schools that lack proper child abuse reporting laws

VIDEO: DePasquale announces 244,000 students attend schools that lack proper child abuse reporting laws

Last fall, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale began checking school districts to see if they had updated their policies on reporting child abuse, and since then there have been 38 districts that have implemented new policies or updated their old ones. 

While 38 schools have implemented or updated their policies, DePasquale stated that there are still 244,000 students across the state who are in school districts without updated policies. One district, Susquenita School District in Perry County, was reported to have no policy in place as of February 1, 2019. 

Thursday, February 14, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: Turzai reintroduces legislation that would ban abortions based on a diagnosis of down syndrome

VIDEO: Turzai reintroduces legislation that would ban abortions based on a diagnosis of down syndrome

Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) reintroduced legislation that would ban abortions based on a diagnosis of down syndrome. Turzai and Sen. Judy Ward (R-Blair) introduced similar legislation during last session which passed through the House and Senate committee but it was never seen for a final vote. 

Thursday, February 14, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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