Q&A: The PLS Reporter sits down for an exclusive interview with House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler

Q&A: The PLS Reporter sits down for an exclusive interview with House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler

With the fall session in full swing, The PLS Reporter took the chance to sit down for an on-the-record chat with House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), who is in his first session leading the caucus. The discussion touched on how he has fared in his new role, as well as the governor's plan to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, gun control and the decriminalization of marijuana. Read on for a full transcript or listen to our podcast here.
Friday, October 4, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
After court ruling, Sen. Williams looks to ban “safe injection” sites

After court ruling, Sen. Williams looks to ban “safe injection” sites

Following Wednesday’s court ruling that the proposed Safehouse supervised injection site in Philadelphia doesn’t violate federal law, many leaders and legislators in the city have offered public reaction. Sen. Anthony Williams (D-Philadelphia) is circulating a co-sponsorship memo to prohibit such facilities statewide.
 
Mayor Jim Kenney (D) has supported a supervised injection site in Philadelphia after touring similar facilities in Canada. Williams ran against Kenney in this year’s mayoral primary and was against opening Safehouse.
Friday, October 4, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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House to continue with traditional prayer after court rules they can turn away nontheists

House to continue with traditional prayer after court rules they can turn away nontheists

The top-ranking Republican in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives says the chamber will resume its practice of inviting outside guests to lead the chamber in prayer when lawmakers return in October, following a court ruling that said the House may turn away nontheists who wish to give the opening invocation.

 

In a statement announcing the move, House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) said that an injunction against the House has been lifted, allowing the 203-member body to invite guest chaplains to deliver the prayer that precedes each legislative session. 

Friday, October 4, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Right 2 Know Episode 25: Sit down with House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler

Right 2 Know Episode 25: Sit down with House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler

With the General Assembly back in action for the fall session, Justin and Andrew catch up with House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster). They talk about his first year as leader, the recent announcement that Pennsylvania would join a regional cap-and-trade initiative and the feasibility of gun control this session. Like what you hear? You can find all episodes on iTunes, Spotify and Google Podcasts.
Friday, October 4, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Wolf announces intention to join regional cap-and-trade program

Wolf announces intention to join regional cap-and-trade program

Gov. Tom Wolf announced on Thursday that the state will forge ahead with joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, despite pushback from Republicans who question whether Wolf can enter the multi-state emission-capping program without legislative approval.

 

Speaking at a Capitol press conference Thursday, Wolf outlined his directive to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to join the cap-and-trade program, also known as RGGI, which requires participating states to cap CO2 emissions at energy production plants.

Thursday, October 3, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
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