House Health approves two welfare reform measures, including work requirements for public medical insurance

House Health approves two welfare reform measures, including work requirements for public medical insurance

Another day, another ideological slugfest over a platform issue in an election year.

The House Health committee approved two bills, both reforming the state’s welfare system, Tuesday afternoon after more than two hours of debate among representatives. The votes also came a day after a partisan debate on Speaker of the House Mike Turzai's (R-Allegheny) bill to ban justifying an abortion with the diagnosis of Down Syndrome.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Legislators and advocates call for better equal-pay law

Legislators and advocates call for better equal-pay law

Tuesday afternoon legislators and advocates held a rally in the Main Rotunda to ask for a successful equal-pay law. 
Women in Pennsylvania make on average 79 percent of what men make.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Legislators stand against bullying with new bills

Legislators stand against bullying with new bills

On Tuesday afternoon Rep. Stephen Kinsey (D-Philadelphia) was joined by his colleagues in the legislature and advocates for a press conference with the goal of informing the public about bullying and hopefully putting an end to it.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Lawmakers push to cut PSU board of trustees, among other reforms for state-related universities

Lawmakers push to cut PSU board of trustees, among other reforms for state-related universities

Three Republican legislators and Democratic Auditor General Eugene DePasquale joined together Tuesday to formally announce a legislation package to let more light into the oft-opaque world of Pennsylvania's state-related institutions.

“This is not a Republican or Democrat issue, this is a good government issue,” Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Lawrence) said.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
House members split over bill that would expand background checks for gun purchases

House members split over bill that would expand background checks for gun purchases

State representatives were torn Tuesday, at the House Judiciary Committee’s second public hearing on gun policy, over whether or not to support House Bill 1400, which would require background checks on all firearm purchases. 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
RSS
First3456789101112Last