Senate local radar bill gains restrictions in House committee, referred to floor

Senate local radar bill gains restrictions in House committee, referred to floor

As regularly as the seasons, legislators have introduced bills to enable local police use of radar.

A search of the Pennsylvania Legislative Services archive shows that going back to the 2001-2002 session, at least one bill, if not multiple versions, to expand access has been floated each session. The restriction to the State Police has been in place since the 1960s.

Friday, May 25, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views

Tweets of the Week - May 21, 2018

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, May 25, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
VIDEO: 3 under 3!

VIDEO: 3 under 3!

Check out this week's three events from the week in under three minutes. 

Friday, May 25, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Report on cost of open records law presented to House committee

Report on cost of open records law presented to House committee

Pennsylvania government agencies spent $5.7 million to $9.7 million in 2016 on open record requests, according to an estimate from a report from the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee.

The report, issued following a resolution from House Local Government Chair Kate Harper (R-Montgomery), was presented to the committee Wednesday.

Thursday, May 24, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Getting online home rentals onto tax rolls advances out of committee

Getting online home rentals onto tax rolls advances out of committee

A law to make AirBnb and other home sharing platforms register with local governments moved out of committee Thursday.

The bill, HB 1810, would require that the websites share information on every host in the state with both the state Department of Treasury and county treasurers’ offices.

Thursday, May 24, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
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