Advocates rally to demand action on CPR bill

Advocates rally to demand action on CPR bill

Dozens of volunteers and workers from the American Heart Association joined in the Capitol Rotunda Monday morning to ask the legislators to vote on Senate Bill 521. 

Senate Bill 521 would ensure that every Pennsylvania high school would give CPR training to every student before they graduate. This bill was created by Senator Tom Killion (R-Delaware) and is on third consideration in the Senate this week. Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Delaware) introduced House Bill 921 which has been referred to the House Education Committee. 
Monday, April 16, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video

Tweets of the Week - April 9, 2018

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.

Friday, April 13, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
In Pennsylvania’s quest to change electoral process, open primaries have bipartisan champions

In Pennsylvania’s quest to change electoral process, open primaries have bipartisan champions

In front of a packed room of redistricting reformists on March 28, Sen. Richard Alloway (R-Franklin) brought up a fresh point in the contentious row over how to change Pennsylvania’s elections: open primaries.

Alloway’s suggestion came as he tried to make sense of Sen. Lisa Boscola’s (D-Northampton) bill, SB 22, to start a non-partisan redistricting commission.

Friday, April 13, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
As Governor prepares to sign criminal justice bill, sights turn to future reform

As Governor prepares to sign criminal justice bill, sights turn to future reform

With one bill waiting for a signature, another waiting for tinkering in the Senate and Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R-Montgomery) on his side, Governor Tom Wolf announced his desire to push criminal justice reforms through the legislature Thursday.

The proposed agenda includes state funding for public defenders, building a standardized risk assessment tool for judges assigning bail and a “clean slate” law to help minor criminals clear their records and rejoin society.

Friday, April 13, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Counties have until last day of 2019 to procure new voting machines

Counties have until last day of 2019 to procure new voting machines

Pennsylvania counties will have until December 31, 2019 to find new voting machines that keep a paper trail, per a Department of State announcement Thursday.
Thursday, April 12, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
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