Gov. Wolf: “I think elementary school students have the sophistication to draw a fair map”

Gov. Wolf: “I think elementary school students have the sophistication to draw a fair map”

Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday said he was still considering whether or not to submit a congressional map he considers fair to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as he and the other parties to the original League of Women Voters v. Commonwealth case face a February 15 deadline to submit their preferred maps to the court as they consider what map to approve to meet their satisfaction of constitutional favorability.

 

“I haven’t decided [on whether to submit a map]. As party to the litigation, I have standing to submit a map and, if I do, I’ll submit it by 5:00 p.m. tomorrow,” he said.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
City contracts, police retirement spark pointed conversations on Pittsburgh city council

City contracts, police retirement spark pointed conversations on Pittsburgh city council

At a meeting Wednesday, Pittsburgh city council addressed a tax code clean up, followed up on a bill to support developing entrepreneurs, and addressed the city police’s mandatory retirement age. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
Sen. Leach hopes for single vote on revenue and spending package

Sen. Leach hopes for single vote on revenue and spending package

Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) joined The PLS Reporter to talk about his bill that would integrate the revenue and spending package so there would only be one vote for the budget.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
House committee holds hearing on regulating municipal electric rates

House committee holds hearing on regulating municipal electric rates

The House Local Government Committee gathered Tuesday to evaluate the benefits and disadvantages of passing House Bill 1405.

 

HB 1405 has two main functions. It would not allow municipalities to transfer money from electric funds to general funds. It would also provide residents within municipalities that have electric service monopolies to have more protections so these residents would have choice. These protections would be similar to guidelines that the Public Utility Commission (PUC) abides by.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Costa primary forum shows progressive fire for a fight in Harrisburg

Costa primary forum shows progressive fire for a fight in Harrisburg

Facing his first electoral challenge in eight years, State Representative Paul Costa (D-Allegheny) bobbed and weaved through a whirlwind candidates’ forum Monday night, relying on his record to try to make his case for reelection. 
 
Costa’s challenger, 30 year old Braddock native community activist Summer Lee, already has the endorsement of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, and has followed through on their support with progressive rhetoric. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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