PA House move to impeach embattled Lancaster County sheriff reopens old Kane impeachment wounds

PA House move to impeach embattled Lancaster County sheriff reopens old Kane impeachment wounds

The House Judiciary Committee this week voted on a resolution to begin the impeachment process relative to embattled Lancaster County Sheriff Mark Reese, who has been on a long-term paid suspension since last summer after sexual harassment allegations against him arose.

 

Should the impeachment move forward and be successful, it would be the first impeachment of an elected official in Pennsylvania since PA Supreme Court Justice Rolf Larsen was impeached in 1994.

 

However, it was not the move to impeach Sheriff Reese that drew debate from committee members, rather an amendment filed to the resolution to begin the process drew concern from a number of Democratic members.

Thursday, April 6, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Rep. Stephens goes into depth about HB 741

Rep. Stephens goes into depth about HB 741

The PLS Reporter was joined by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) where he opened up about House Bill 741, which would reimpose mandatory minimum sentences for certain crimes.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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With impeachment of Kathleen Kane on hold, House shifts focus to broader ethics reform

With impeachment of Kathleen Kane on hold, House shifts focus to broader ethics reform

While the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts held a marathon hearing Monday under their authority to investigate the potential impeachment of former Attorney General Kathleen Kane, subcommittee Chairman Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) said the move on actual impeachment proceedings is likely on hold.

 

“I wouldn’t expect, from a practical standpoint, it would make any sense to move forward with an actual impeachment,” he told reporters Monday morning. 

Monday, November 14, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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House Kane impeachment investigation chairman: "It's critical we finish what we started"

House Kane impeachment investigation chairman: "It's critical we finish what we started"

Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee subcommittee tasked with investigating whether or not former-Attorney General Kathleen Kane should be impeached, briefed the media Friday morning on the latest with their ongoing investigation.

Friday, August 19, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Kane impeachment inquest continues as investigating committee authorizes subpoenas

Kane impeachment inquest continues as investigating committee authorizes subpoenas

In a brief meeting Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts authorized the use of subpoenas to continue their impeachment investigation of Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

 

The committee also acted to request the Judiciary Committee chairmen authorize the use of legal work to seek anti-retaliation protective orders of Office of Attorney General staff who may be called to testify in the course of proceedings and enforce the subpoena power of the committee.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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