Annual right to bear arms rally attracts hundreds of gun owners, legislators, and law enforcement officials

Annual right to bear arms rally attracts hundreds of gun owners, legislators, and law enforcement officials

Lines of people reached down the capitol steps to get in the Rotunda this morning where legislators, gun owners, and members of the law enforcement community gathered to rally to protect their right to keep and bear arms.


The rally has been held annually since 2006. 


Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) introduced an array of speakers who highlighted the importance of protecting Second Amendment rights.

Monday, April 30, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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House Republicans question constitutionality of Farm Show Complex financial transaction

House Republicans question constitutionality of Farm Show Complex financial transaction

Republicans of the House Appropriations Committee interrogated representatives of the Department of General Services (DGS) Wednesday about a $200 million contract that the General Assembly did not approve.


DGS, under the jurisdiction of Gov. Tom Wolf, is leasing out the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. It was originally a lease-leaseback agreement with a private operator that morphed into a finance agreement.


The transaction amounts to a front of $200 million that would require the Commonwealth to pay back about $377 million when taking into account interest and fees.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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Consideration of bill to reduce the size of state House of Representatives becomes redistricting reform proxy war

Consideration of bill to reduce the size of state House of Representatives becomes redistricting reform proxy war

During Tuesday’s consideration of House Bill 153—a constitutional amendment that would allow voters to decide whether to reduce the state House of Representatives to 151 members—Democrats on the House State Government Committee used the legislative process to offer an amendment to the bill that resulted in the waging of a proxy war over redistricting reform.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Metcalfe committee tirade prompts Democratic calls for chair resignation

Metcalfe committee tirade prompts Democratic calls for chair resignation

After Rep. Daryl Metcalfe’s (R-Butler) outburst Tuesday over a touch on the arm from Rep. Matthew Bradford (D-Montgomery) that led to the former questioning the sexuality of the latter, Democrats are calling for Metcalfe to resign as majority chairman of the House State Government  Committee.

As the majority chair of that committee, Metcalfe controls whether any civil rights legislation could reach the House floor, including HB 1410, written by Rep. Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny), which would provide workplace discrimination protections for LGBT individuals to state law.

Friday, December 8, 2017/Author: Stephen Caruso
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House cranks through amendment process on so-called “paycheck protection” bill

House cranks through amendment process on so-called “paycheck protection” bill

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Tuesday used the bulk of its session day to crank through nearly three dozen amendments—many of which drew significant debate—filed to so-called “paycheck protection” legislation.

 

The underlying legislation, Senate Bill 166 sponsored by Sen. John Eichelberger (R-Blair), would disallow the automatic collection of political action committee money from a unionized public employee’s paycheck, but allow the automatic collection of dues money potentially earmarked for political advocacy purposes.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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