4 developments to watch in Pennsylvania agriculture

4 developments to watch in Pennsylvania agriculture

Growing Pennsylvania’s agricultural sector is an objective that has received bipartisan support in Harrisburg in recent weeks, as both Republicans and Democrats have underscored the importance of addressing and adapting to new trends in farming. 
 

Tuesday’s House Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture gave lawmakers the opportunity to gauge department secretary Russell Redding on the state of Pennsylvania’s largest industry, as well as a forum to seek solutions to obstacles the department — and Pennsylvania’s farmers — are facing.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Lawmakers expect another effort to legislate merger between Corrections, Parole Board

Lawmakers expect another effort to legislate merger between Corrections, Parole Board

Lawmakers are expecting a renewed push to codify the consolidation of the Department of Corrections and Board of Probation and Parole after Corrections Secretary John Wetzel called for legislative action on the matter Thursday..

In 2017, Gov. Tom Wolf announced his administration would combine overlapping services in the two agencies, mainly focused on re-entry programs, that would be formalized in a memorandum of understanding signed by Wetzel and then-PBPP Chair Leo Dunn.
Thursday, February 28, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Despite questions over a lack of hearing, House Judiciary approves Marsy's Law

Despite questions over a lack of hearing, House Judiciary approves Marsy's Law

The House Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance a proposed constitutional amendment that would protect the rights of crime victims in the state’s constitution, despite objections from groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union and at least four committee members.

The amendment, known as Marsy’s Law, has been enacted in at least six other states. The Pennsylvania version, authored by Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) would ensure victims have the right to be notified about court proceedings, be present at hearings and speak at plea and sentencing proceedings, among other rights.
Thursday, February 21, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

This week legislators called on the General Assembly to pass Marsy's Law for the second time, Governor Wolf unveiled his plan to raise the minimum wage, and The American Lung Association released its 17th "State of Tobacco Control" report. 

Friday, February 1, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Delozier, advocates push for the passage of Marsy's Law

Delozier, advocates push for the passage of Marsy's Law

Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) stood beside Sen. John Sabatina (D-Philadelphia), advocates and victims of abuse to push for the General Assembly to pass Marsy's Law. 

Marsy's Law would ensure crime victims have the right to receive information about their rights, receive information about proceedings in their criminal cases as well as the ability to be present at hearings and be heard, and to also be treated with respect, fairness and dignity. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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