Metcalfe committee tirade prompts Democratic calls for chair resignation

Metcalfe committee tirade prompts Democratic calls for chair resignation

After Rep. Daryl Metcalfe’s (R-Butler) outburst Tuesday over a touch on the arm from Rep. Matthew Bradford (D-Montgomery) that led to the former questioning the sexuality of the latter, Democrats are calling for Metcalfe to resign as majority chairman of the House State Government  Committee.

As the majority chair of that committee, Metcalfe controls whether any civil rights legislation could reach the House floor, including HB 1410, written by Rep. Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny), which would provide workplace discrimination protections for LGBT individuals to state law.

Friday, December 8, 2017/Author: Stephen Caruso
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State lawmakers hope stronger trash-dumping enforcement legislation will help clean up “filthadelphia”

State lawmakers hope stronger trash-dumping enforcement legislation will help clean up “filthadelphia”

Rep. Angel Cruz (D-Philadelphia) and other members of the state House’s Philadelphia delegation are hoping that newly introduced legislation to strengthen trash-dumping enforcement in Pennsylvania’s largest city will help clean up what has been dubbed as “filthadelphia.”

Tuesday, November 21, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Rep. Cruz questions why Act 148 has yet to be implemented in PA hospitals

Rep. Cruz questions why Act 148 has yet to be implemented in PA hospitals

Rep. Angel Cruz (D-Philadelphia) joined advocates in the Media Center Tuesday morning to ask why the Pennsylvania Department of Health has yet to implement Act 148 after it was enacted in 2014 under former Gov. Tom Corbett .

Act 148 is also known as Hannah's Law, which would add Krabbe disease along with five others to the list of diseases hospitals are to screen for in newborns. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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