Freshman Focus: Rep. Lori Mizgorski

Freshman Focus: Rep. Lori Mizgorski

Meet Rep. Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) from the 30th district. Mizgorski says one of her main goals is making sure the budget and spending plan are done on time. 

Find out more about her in The PLS Reporter's series Freshman Focus. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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As Wolf pushes for minimum wage increase, lawmakers hear from skeptics of the proposal

As Wolf pushes for minimum wage increase, lawmakers hear from skeptics of the proposal

At least two researchers believe a proposal to raise the state’s minimum wage would ultimately damage the state’s economy, as a House committee launched a series of hearings on the matter Tuesday.

The House Labor and Industry Committee heard from two conservative economists and both underscored their belief that a provision in Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2025 would result in job losses. 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Wheatley proposes legalizing adult use cannabis

Wheatley proposes legalizing adult use cannabis

Legislators joined Rep. Jake Wheatley (D-Allegheny) Monday as he announced the introduction of House Bill 50, which would legalize adult use cannabis for those who are over the age of 21. 

The bill would allow for someone who is 21 or older to purchase cannabis and to possess up to six plants, only three of which could be mature at the same time.

Monday, February 4, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Freshman Focus: Rep. Joe Hohenstein

Freshman Focus: Rep. Joe Hohenstein

Rep. Joe Hohenstein (D-Philadelphia) joined The PLS Reporter for our series "Freshman Focus". Find out what his goals are, why he decided to run and what he likes to do in his spare time. 

Monday, February 4, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Freshman Focus: Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill

Freshman Focus: Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill

Sen. Kristin Phillips Hill (R-York) joined The PLS Reporter for her second time as a freshman lawmaker. Phillips-Hill moved from the House to the Senate following November's elections and she is excited to bring her experience to a larger group of constituents. 

Find out more about Phillips-Hill in her Freshman Focus interview. 

Friday, February 1, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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