PA Weekly for the week ending December 9, 2016

PA Weekly for the week ending December 9, 2016

PA Weekly is a glance at Capitol happenings as covered by the reporters of Pennsylvania Legislative Services.

Friday, December 9, 2016/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: Features
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Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 28

In the latest episode of the Rotunda Ramblings podcast, we talk to Rep.-elect Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin). We cover things like what he hopes to accomplish in his first term, what his district is like, and his passion for golf and family.
Friday, December 9, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Rotunda Ramblings
Pittsburgh City Council extends gunshot-detection software with talks of expansion

Pittsburgh City Council extends gunshot-detection software with talks of expansion

The Public Safety Committee of Pittsburgh City Council voted out a piece of legislation Wednesday that would provide an additional $135,000 to continue the city’s subscription with a gunshot-detection hardware and software company, for a total of $464,000.

ShotSpotter, Inc, located in Newark, California, has been working with Pittsburgh since 2013 to install its equipment and operate its system, which uses sensors to pick up sounds of gunfire and report those incidents to the police.
Thursday, December 8, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Philadelphia Councilman introduces legislation to ban “conversion therapy”

Philadelphia Councilman introduces legislation to ban “conversion therapy”

Adding on to state and local proposals already being floated, Philadelphia City Councilman Mark Squilla (District 1) introduced on Thursday a proposal that would ban so-called “conversion therapy” from being practiced on LGBTQ youths within the city.

 

“Conversion therapy,” also known as “reparative” or “ex-gay” therapy, is a practice whereby a mental health professional tries to alter a person’s sexual identity or sexual orientation.

 

According to a statement, the ban would not apply to mainstream therapies that facilitate support or acceptance of LGBTQ identities, social support or identity exploration, or that address unlawful conduct or unsafe sexual practices.

Thursday, December 8, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Secretary Wiessmann shares Consumer Protection and Business Outreach update

Secretary Wiessmann shares Consumer Protection and Business Outreach update

Secretary of Banking and Securities, Robin Wiessmann, discussed Gov. Wolf's four goals for his Consumer Financial Protection Initiatives and the Department of Banking and Securities business outreach at a press conference Thursday morning.

Thursday, December 8, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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