District Attorney shows opposition to gun legislation

District Attorney shows opposition to gun legislation

Pittsburgh City Council is finding opposition for its much debated gun control legislation closer to home, from Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala. 

In a letter to Councilman Corey O’Connor (D-District 5)— the representative for the neighborhood where the Tree of Life shooting occurred — Zappala, a Democrat up for reelection this year, stated that while he understood the desire to curb gun violence, the city lacked the authority to do so. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Fetterman delivers speech focusing on his term goals and Gov. Wolf

Fetterman delivers speech focusing on his term goals and Gov. Wolf

As of Tuesday morning, Pennsylvania can officially say that John Fetterman is its new Lieutenant Governor. Fetterman was sworn in on the floor of the Senate Tuesday and then delivered a speech during Governor Tom Wolf's inauguration. 

Fetterman focused on what he hopes to move forward with now that he is in the role of Lt. Gov., including a transparent government, a high quality education system, a fair justice system and affordable health care for everyone. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Optimistic tone takes the Capitol as Wolf inaugurated for second term

Optimistic tone takes the Capitol as Wolf inaugurated for second term

With a warm, bipartisan tone referencing Pennsylvania’s long history at the center of America’s evolution and painting a picture of a Commonwealth on the comeback, Democratic Governor Tom Wolf was sworn in for his second term, setting the table for a second term surrounded with question marks.

After running and winning his first term as a political outsider, Wolf asked for a slew of tax increases that were rebuffed by ranking Republicans, leading to drawn out budget battles.

However, the second half of the term was marked by bipartisan bills, including pension restructuring, a loosening of liquor sales and the state’s clean slate law.

“As [Senate Majority Leader Jake] Corman said, we’re not like Washington. We can work together here in Harrisburg,” Wolf said during his inaugural address. “We can get things done.”
Tuesday, January 15, 2019/Author: Stephen Caruso
Freshman Focus: Rep. Ben Sanchez

Freshman Focus: Rep. Ben Sanchez

Meet Rep. Ben Sanchez (D-Montgomery), a new representative from the 153rd district. 

Find out what goals he has for his first term, what committees he hopes to serve on and what he likes to do in his spare time.
Monday, January 14, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Freshman Focus: Rep. Barbara Gleim

Freshman Focus: Rep. Barbara Gleim

Meet Rep. Barbara Gleim (R-Cumberland), she represents the 199th district. 

Find out what goals she has for her first term, what committees she hopes to serve on and what she likes to do in her spare time. 

 

Monday, January 14, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: News and Views
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