Sen. Argall discusses new legislation to make prison closures more difficult

Sen. Argall discusses new legislation to make prison closures more difficult

Sen. David Argall (R-Schuylkill) has introduced legislation that would make it more difficult to close prisons in the commonwealth, and would require there to be a year-long public study and a hearing schedule. The PLS Reporter sat down with him to find out more about this piece of legislation.

Thursday, April 12, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Worried about displacement, Pittsburghers demand to see Amazon bid

Worried about displacement, Pittsburghers demand to see Amazon bid

With signs demanding transparency, community investment, and their very own ‘Alexa’ more than 20 community organizers and concerned residents gathered in front of the Pittsburgh City-County Building to ask that elected officials release their much discussed Amazon HQ2 bid to the public Wednesday.

Pittsburgh along with Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, and over a dozen other cities, is competing to land Amazon’s second headquarters. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
House GOP calls for study into state sexual harassment protocols

House GOP calls for study into state sexual harassment protocols

Following in the wake of a harassment case within their own ranks, as well as the #MeToo movement at large, House Republicans today announced a two-bill legislative package aimed at assessing and reforming how cases of sexual harassment and misconduct are dealt with both in state government and the commonwealth at large.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
House Republicans gut and replace redistricting bill, drawing ire of reformers

House Republicans gut and replace redistricting bill, drawing ire of reformers

One hundred and ten cosponsors weren’t enough to get an independent redistricting bill onto the House floor intact.

Half a day after Rep. Steve Samuelson (D-Northampton) announced a discharge resolution to kick his redistricting bill out of the House State Government Committee, Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) and 14 other House Republicans voted to completely rewrite HB 722 via amendment.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
House Members discuss preventative measures against mass shootings

House Members discuss preventative measures against mass shootings

House members focused on bills about accessibility to mental health resources and arming teachers in schools during the House Judiciary Committee’s third day of gun policy public hearings Wednesday.

Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery) supports expanding mental health resources, especially for those who may be a threat.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
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