Rep. White elected chair of Philadelphia GOP

Rep. White elected chair of Philadelphia GOP

The Philadelphia GOP elected Rep. Martina White to party chair Tuesday night, following the resignation of Michael Meehan over the weekend.
 
The change in leadership follows the party losing an at-large seat in City Council to a third-party candidate for the first time in history and mayoral nominee Billy Ciancaglini failing to unite Republicans in a serious challenge to the re-elected Jim Kenney (D). White becomes the first woman to chair either major party in the commonwealth’s largest county.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
House passes squatter removal bill

House passes squatter removal bill

The House of Representatives passed House Bill 365 Wednesday by a 155-44 vote. Introduced by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia), the bill expands the ability of law enforcement to remove unlawful occupants of residential property.
 
White submitted the legislation in February to combat the rise of “house theft” in portions of Philadelphia. This happens when people leave homes for vacations or other stretches of time and return to find changed locks and new occupants. The bill covers this and other versions of squatting. 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
Effort to send severance tax legislation back to committee fails

Effort to send severance tax legislation back to committee fails

In a move some were hoping would keep the issue from additional floor debate for some time, a motion in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Monday attempted, but ultimately failed, to send a highly contentious natural gas severance tax bill back to committee.

Monday, December 4, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
PA House poised to declare pornography a public health crisis

PA House poised to declare pornography a public health crisis

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives took a step Monday toward declaring pornography a public health crisis.

 

That step came when the House Health Committee approved by a 19-5 vote a resolution sponsored by Committee Majority Chairman Matt Baker (R-Tioga) that condemns the free, widespread availability of pornography as a public health crisis.

Monday, November 20, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Proposed legislation on “sanctuary cities” could have impact on Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

Pending state legislation that would punish so-called "sanctuary cities" could have an impact on Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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