Burns discusses bills that clarify sexual assault victims' rights

Burns discusses bills that clarify sexual assault victims' rights

Rep. Frank Burns (D-Cambria) joined The PLS Reporter to discuss his bills that help clarify the rights for victims of sexual abuse. 
Thursday, October 11, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Harrisburg considering amendment on Philly commercial property taxes

Harrisburg considering amendment on Philly commercial property taxes

Legislation before the House and Senate would amend the state Constitution and allow for Philadelphia to charge higher real estate taxes for business properties than residential properties.

This is the second consecutive session with such legislation. As required to alter the Pennsylvania Constitution, it must pass a second time and then be approved by voter referendum.

Thursday, October 11, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
While liability questions persist, sanctuary city bill advances in House

While liability questions persist, sanctuary city bill advances in House

A bill forcing Pennsylvania municipalities to help enforce federal immigration laws was modified and advanced out of the House Judiciary Committee by a strong bipartisan margin Wednesday afternoon.

The bill, SB 10 from Sen. Guy Reschenthaler (R-Allegheny), originally let citizens hurt by an undocumented immigrant sue their local government for damages if they do not aid in immigration enforcement. It passed 19-5.

Now, under language borrowed from Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia), it lets residents of sanctuary cities or other jurisdictions preemptively sue their governing body to overturn the policies.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
County Executive Fitzgerald proposes 2019 budget to Allegheny County Council

County Executive Fitzgerald proposes 2019 budget to Allegheny County Council

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald presented his proposed budget for the 2019 before Allegheny County Council Tuesday night. 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
DHS Secretary announces nearly $52 million for evidence-based home visiting programs

DHS Secretary announces nearly $52 million for evidence-based home visiting programs

Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller hosted a press conference in the Capitol Media Center Wednesday morning to announce funding in the 2018-2019 budget for evidence-based home visiting programs. 

DHS supports four evidence-based home visiting programs, the Nurse Family Partnership Program, Parents as Teachers, Healthy Families America and Early Head Start. 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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