Senators demand better agency oversight for pipeline safety

Senators demand better agency oversight for pipeline safety

Lawmakers shared concerns about the lack of regulation for ongoing and future pipeline projects in Pennsylvania during Tuesday’s joint hearing with the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and the Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee.


“We have to protect our citizens,” Sen. Tommy Tomlinson (R-Bucks) said. “Safety is paramount.”

Tuesday, March 20, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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Drunk drivers may face higher fees beginning January 11th

Drunk drivers may face higher fees beginning January 11th

Sen. John Rafferty (R-Chester) has sponsored a handful of bills to get drunk drivers off the road. Starting today, January 11th, drivers are still able to refuse a blood-alcohol test when pulled over by police, but if they are convicted and lose their license they will have to pay a high restoration fee to get it back, costing them up to two thousand dollars.

Thursday, January 11, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
CAPITOL CROWD: Ryan Boop, Chief of Staff for Sen. John Rafferty (R-Montgomery)

CAPITOL CROWD: Ryan Boop, Chief of Staff for Sen. John Rafferty (R-Montgomery)

The PLS Reporter sat down with Ryan Boop, the Chief of Staff for Sen. John Rafferty (R-Montgomery) to find out what his job entails, how he got to where he is, and what he likes to do in his spare time.

Friday, January 5, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: VideoCapitol Crowd
VIDEO: New DUI law now in effect

VIDEO: New DUI law now in effect

Legislators and other supporters of Act 33 held a press conference in the Capitol media center to discuss Pennsylvania’s new Driving Under the Influence Ignition Interlock Law.

This law goes into effect Friday August 25th and will implement an Ignition Interlock System for first time DUI offenders. 

Friday, August 25, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Pension reform proposal gets Senate Bill 1 designation for second straight session

Pension reform proposal gets Senate Bill 1 designation for second straight session

A much anticipated pension reform proposal from the Senate was formally introduced Thursday, getting the designation of Senate Bill 1 for the second straight session.

 

The designation of Bill 1 in either chamber is traditionally set aside for legislation of the highest public importance or as a symbolic measure to articulate the priority of the majority caucus.

Friday, May 19, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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