Right 2 Know Episode 14: Sit down with Lt. Gov. John Fetterman

Right 2 Know Episode 14: Sit down with Lt. Gov. John Fetterman

One of the most recognizable (and at times controversial figures) in Pennsylvania politics, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman joins Andrew and Justin to chat about his recreational marijuana listening tour, criminal justice reform and the challenges of his new job. Discussion of Bigfoot and Dad bods also ensues. If you like what you hear, follow us on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify.
Friday, July 12, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Right 2 Know Episode 13: Budget recap

Right 2 Know Episode 13: Budget recap

This is how the budget ends, not with a bang but with Andrew and Justin discussing the finer points of the $33.9 billion spending plan. We break down where the legislative debate heads from here (minimum wage anyone?), the meteoric rise of Sen. Katie Muth and what is on the menu for our 4th of July cookouts. Like what you hear? Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.
Monday, July 1, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Senate Republicans halt GA bill discussion causing Dems to leave the floor

Senate Republicans halt GA bill discussion causing Dems to leave the floor

In what Democrats called an “unprecedented” move, Senate Republicans Wednesday elected to abruptly halt amendments and pass a bill ending cash assistance for poor or disabled Pennsylvanians.

In a chaotic flurry of activity, Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati (R-Jefferson) took over as presiding officer from Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, as Republicans moved to dispense with a half dozen Democratic amendments and vote on the bill.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
No shortage of budget items in limbo, even as General Approps bill moves to Senate

No shortage of budget items in limbo, even as General Approps bill moves to Senate

The House voted Tuesday to approve the $33.9 billion General Appropriations budget, sending it to the Senate, who are set to follow suit later in the week.

The budget bill is agreed to by both chambers, as well as by Gov. Tom Wolf. But there are still no shortage of loose ends to tie up outside that bill, with lawmakers and the Wolf Administration still in discussions on a range of issues present in the numerous code bills set to be passed in the coming days.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Activists rally statewide for minimum wage increase

Activists rally statewide for minimum wage increase

With budget talks continuing in Harrisburg, members of OnePA and other advocacy groups held rallies across the state to demand a minimum wage increase be included in whatever passes the General Assembly this month.

Introduced with the budget earlier this year, Gov. Tom Wolf (D) offered a bump up to $12 an hour from the current $7.25 and then incremental raises to $15 an hour by 2025. Supporters point to the wage increases by all of Pennsylvania’s neighbors as proof workers need a boost.
Monday, June 17, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
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