DeLuca calls on House State Government Committee chair to move on election, government reform bills

DeLuca calls on House State Government Committee chair to move on election, government reform bills

In a letter to House State Government Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), Rep. Tony DeLuca (D-Penn Hills) is asking the Chairman to move on a package of bills to create a “more open and equitable election process” in Pennsylvania government. 

In the letter, DeLuca called on Metcalfe to consider six election and government reform-related bills that have been referred to the committee, such as HB 945 which would give voters the opportunity to register at their polling place on Election Day by providing ID that includes a photo and permanent address.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
House committee hears testimony on integrity, security of Pennsylvania’s election process

House committee hears testimony on integrity, security of Pennsylvania’s election process

The House State Government Committee held a public hearing Tuesday to examine the integrity and security of the election process in Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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House Republican cadre calls for more transparency, fiscal responsibility in budget process

House Republican cadre calls for more transparency, fiscal responsibility in budget process

Saying they are hoping to “blow up the politics of old,” where a minority of Republicans joined with Democrats to pass major policy initiatives, even budgets, a group of some of the most conservative members of the House Republican caucus held a news conference Monday to call for more transparency within their caucus on the status of budget negotiations and for a more fiscally responsible budget than what is rumored to be in the works.

 

“The way that they’re trying to cobble this budget deal together, so that the governor can spend more than we’re taking in, is a violation of the values and principles so many of us have run on as Republicans and so many people have entrusted us to do once we get to Harrisburg,” said Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler). 

Monday, June 27, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Second Amendment rally urges support for constitutional carry, PICS elimination legislation

Second Amendment rally urges support for constitutional carry, PICS elimination legislation

The Main rotunda was filled with red Tuesday morning during a bi-partisan rally to support the Second Amendment. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016/Author: Kyle Maguire
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Proposed office designed to attract and retain new Pennsylvanians comes under Republican scrutiny

Proposed office designed to attract and retain new Pennsylvanians comes under Republican scrutiny

For FY 2016-2017, Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal includes an $877,000 line-item to be dedicated to a new office, called the Office for New Pennsylvanians, whose mission is to attract people to Pennsylvania and keep them in an effort to spur economic development.

At a Monday budget hearing before the House Appropriations Committee, the proposal came under scrutiny from some Republican members who were concerned that the office might be a way to encourage illegal immigrants to come to Pennsylvania.

Monday, February 29, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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