Election Day Results: Live updates on Marsy's Law, judicial races and local elections from across the state

Election Day Results: Live updates on Marsy's Law, judicial races and local elections from across the state

Voters across the state headed to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballot on several statewide judicial races, a hotly contested constitutional amendment and a series of local races, some featuring state lawmakers. The PLS Reporter has statewide coverage from our bureaus in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh to give you the latest results.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Right 2 Know Episode 29: Election Day preview

Right 2 Know Episode 29: Election Day preview

Off-year election, scmoff-year election; Justin and Andrew bring you everything you need to know before you head to the polls next week. We focus most heavily on the controversial Marsy's Law question, hearing from Marsy's Law for Pennsylvania Director Jennifer Riley and ACLU Legal Director Elizabeth Randol on their differing points of view on the crime victims' rights amendment. Like what you hear? Follow us on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Spotify.
Friday, November 1, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
One year after Tree of Life shooting, legislators look to counter anxiety at houses of worship with new security grants

One year after Tree of Life shooting, legislators look to counter anxiety at houses of worship with new security grants

In previous years when synagogues and other Jewish organizations in Pittsburgh received anti-Semitic hate mail, they merely threw it away. 

But such threats are now harder to ignore. The Tree of Life massacre, an anti-Semitic shooting that took place in Squirrel Hill a year ago which left 11 dead, marked a watershed moment for faith groups in the city. Now those letters which were previously dumped in the trash are instead forwarded to a director of Jewish community security and then on to the FBI.

Monday, October 28, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Right 2 Know Episode 28: Rock the vote (unless its straight ticket)

Right 2 Know Episode 28: Rock the vote (unless its straight ticket)

Justin and Andrew bring you up to speed on everything you need to know on the latest election reform package zooming through the General Assembly. They also give you all the PA politics costume ideas you need to wow the crowd at your Halloween parties. Like what you hear? Follow us on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Spotify
Friday, October 25, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Despite Wolf opposition, both chambers move forward moratoriums on closing White Haven, Polk centers

Despite Wolf opposition, both chambers move forward moratoriums on closing White Haven, Polk centers

Supporters of the White Haven and Polk state centers received a rare bit of good news Tuesday, as a last-ditch attempt to halt their closure gained committee approval despite a spokesperson for Gov. Tom Wolf saying he opposes the legislation.

Lawmakers from Venango and Luzerne counties, where Polk and White Haven are located respectively, vowed a legislative response after the Department of Human Services said in August that it would close the two facilities, citing the desire to transfer more patients to community-based care.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
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