Right 2 Know Episode 30: Sit down with Rep. Frank Ryan

Right 2 Know Episode 30: Sit down with Rep. Frank Ryan

Monday is Veterans Day and it is fitting that we sit down with one of the most prominent veterans in the General Assembly: Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon). In addition to asking him to reflect on his service, we discuss property tax elimination, his controversial fetal remains bill and Lebanon Bologna. Like what you hear? Download episodes on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Play.
Friday, November 8, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
With straight-ticket voting officially eliminated in PA, other states show a mixed bag of potential ramifications

With straight-ticket voting officially eliminated in PA, other states show a mixed bag of potential ramifications

Tuesday marked the last hurrah for straight-party voting in the state, with the option to vote for every candidate of a single party via the push of a button set to disappear next spring after Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law a significant overhaul of the state’s election system.

The provision was a key bargaining chip for Republicans in potentially reforming the state’s election system. The first attempt at ending straight-ticket voting was met with Wolf’s veto pen over the summer, however, with the governor citing potential effects on voter turnout.
Thursday, November 7, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
As rural hospitals take a beating, facilities hope state, federal partnerships will improve prospects

As rural hospitals take a beating, facilities hope state, federal partnerships will improve prospects

JERSEY SHORE, Pa.—The rural nature of Jersey Shore is quickly apparent as you peel off of the highway, undertaking a final 45-minute trek that scales the Lycoming County hillside and gives the data signal of even the heartiest cell phone provider a beating.

No, no, not that Jersey Shore. Unlike its Garden State counterpart, the town of 4,100 nestled along the Susquehanna River lacks reality TV stars, sandy beaches or boardwalks.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Voters across state make use of new voting machines, as 'hiccups' dog rollout in some areas

Voters across state make use of new voting machines, as 'hiccups' dog rollout in some areas

NEWBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA.-- As in many districts, voters in Newberry Township must dodge a gauntlet of representatives seeking to dole out literature to their friends and neighbors about their race for borough council or sheriff. 

But according to local officials Tuesday morning, many of the town’s 15,000 residents had to dodge an even bigger obstacle at the town’s municipal building: malfunctioning machines. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Parties jockey for position, underscore importance of Superior Court elections

Parties jockey for position, underscore importance of Superior Court elections

It may not be as sexy as the ongoing Democratic presidential primary or as drama-filled as the ongoing legal fight over a proposed constitutional amendment, but both parties are underscoring the importance of picking up seats on one of the state’s three appellate courts as a top priority heading into Tuesday’s elections

Republicans will be staking their hopes on the pair of Cumberland County Common Pleas Judge Christylee Peck and Chester County assistant DA Megan McCarthy King. Democrats, meanwhile, are touting Dan McCaffery, currently a judge on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, and Amanda Green-Hawkins, a lawyer for the United Steelworkers union and a former local Allegheny County politician.
Monday, November 4, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
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