With late rally, Yinz defeats Youse in third Capitol All-Stars game

With late rally, Yinz defeats Youse in third Capitol All-Stars game

It was a tie game on the sodden gray evening at FNB Field in the seventh inning as Mike Turzai, Speaker of the House by day, co-skipper of Team Yinz by night, looked with some consternation to the scoreboard.

His team was undefeated, and opponent Team Youse hungry for victory. And with a tie game heading into the late innings, it could swing either way.

But then with the clairvoyance of an old baseball hand, he calmly explained exactly what he needed to claim victory.

“Donna Oberlander has to come through,” Turzai said. “Tommy Sankey has to come through.”
Monday, September 24, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Features
Session Live Blog — September 24, 2018

Session Live Blog — September 24, 2018

Follow along here with regular updates on the course of a busy session day, from committee hearings to press conferences to the latest confirmed news

Latest update: 5:25 p.m.

Monday, September 24, 2018/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
In Philadelphia, Obama, Wolf Rally Democratic Voters

In Philadelphia, Obama, Wolf Rally Democratic Voters

Each speaker who took the stage at the Dell Music Center in Fairmount Park Friday emphasized the importance of the upcoming election. Even the former president who 10 years ago made history agreed with the candidates. 

John Fetterman, the  lieutenant governor on the Democratic ticket, told the gathered supporters, “This is the most important election in Pennsylvania.”  
Monday, September 24, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Tags: Elections
Catholic Conference backs survivors fund ahead of expected vote on statute of limitations bill

Catholic Conference backs survivors fund ahead of expected vote on statute of limitations bill

In a release Friday evening, the church's Pennsylvania leadership, through their legislative wing the Catholic Conference, came out in favor of a voluntary fund managed by experts to disperse compensation to survivors of abuse by priests.

Friday, September 21, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Wheatley rallies support for marijuana legalization

Wheatley rallies support for marijuana legalization

At a rally for marijuana reform in Pittsburgh Friday, Rep. Jake Wheatley (D-Allegheny) announced that he will introduce legislation that would effectively legalize recreational use of cannabis in Pennsylvania within the week. 

“If we trust our citizens to choose who will represent them in Harrisburg then we should trust them to decide whether or not to engage in recreational uses of cannabis,” Wheatley said.

While medical marijuana is legal, and Pittsburgh and Philadelphia have already decriminalized it, Wheatley feels that’s not enough to undo the damage of the tough drug policies of the ‘80s. 

Friday, September 21, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
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