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3 under 3!

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Friday, June 8, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Keeping Up with the Neighbors: Referendum keeps redistricting reform moving in Ohio

Previously the PLS Reporter assessed Maryland’s gerrymandering controversy, in which Republicans are seeking to overturn what they believe to be a partisan Democratic gerrymander through the courts. 

Another Pennsylvania neighbor, meanwhile, took the issue of Congressional redistricting to the ballot box earlier last month. Ohio, which itself has a gerrymandering case making its way through the judicial process, passed a referendum measure on May 8 known as State Issue One. It amends the state constitution to establish a process for creating political districts that would require bipartisan support.
Thursday, June 7, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: News and Views
Two years on, lawmakers review impact of Uber, Lyft on Pennsylvania

Two years on, lawmakers review impact of Uber, Lyft on Pennsylvania

An audit of ride share operations in Pennsylvania is in the works from the Public Utility Commission, a commission official revealed during a hearing Thursday.

“I have it on my desk to initiate the audit,” John Herzog, deputy chief counsel, said.

Thursday, June 7, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Redistricting reform directed into new House committee while Senate Democrats diverge

Redistricting reform directed into new House committee while Senate Democrats diverge

Six Democratic Senators voted against an amended redistricting bill during a procedural committee stop Wednesday, signalling their opposition to a bill that had previously advanced with unanimous support.

This doesn’t mean the bill is dead. In fact, every Appropriations Committee Republican, who have a supermajority in the Senate, voted in favor of SB 22.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Philadelphia City Council ponders campaign contribution reform

Philadelphia City Council ponders campaign contribution reform

Philadelphia’s City Council’s Committee on Law and Government Tuesday discussed the possibility of shifting campaign contribution limits from an annual basis to an election cycle basis.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
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