VIDEO: Down Syndrome Protection Act brought back up for the new session

VIDEO: Down Syndrome Protection Act brought back up for the new session

Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) was vocal during last year's session about legislation he co-sponsored that would ban abortion that is due solely on the fact that a baby has Down syndrome. 

With this Thursday being World Down Syndrome Day, a handful of legislators, advocates and families affected by Down syndrome joined to support the Down Syndrome Protection Act. This session, Turzai, Rep. Kate Klunk (R-York) and Sen. Scott Martin (R-Lancaster) are bringing this act back up with more supporters and they believe it will pass through both chambers smoothly. Last session the legislation passed through the House with a 139-56 vote but it stalled when it got to the Senate. 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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State Republicans renew fight for Medicaid work requirements

State Republicans renew fight for Medicaid work requirements

Republicans in the Pennsylvania General Assembly have had work requirements for Medicaid recipients on their wish list for the past couple of years. After passing both chambers of the legislature in 2017 and 2018, the proposals were vetoed by Gov. Tom Wolf, who believed the requirement would be costly and penalize people who need access to health care.

Still, despite two failed attempts, Pennsylvania Republicans believe work requirements are necessary to encourage able-bodied Medicaid recipients to find jobs, prompting two Republican senators to try again this session.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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Inspired by Colorado, Pennsylvania looks at anonymous school violence tip line

Inspired by Colorado, Pennsylvania looks at anonymous school violence tip line

From rural Texas to suburban Florida, the rash of school shootings in 2018 has brought increasing safety to the front of lawmakers’ minds.

But in the wake of the progenitor of the modern mass school shooting — Columbine — one state implemented a seemingly effective response that Pennsylvania is now trying to take up.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Freshman Focus: Senator-elect Scott Martin (R-Lancaster)

Freshman Focus: Senator-elect Scott Martin (R-Lancaster)

Senator-elect Scott Martin (R-Lancaster) joined The PLS Reporter and gave us the opportunity to get to know about him and what he hopes to accomplish while in office. 
Monday, November 28, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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