Lawmakers push legislation to protect taxpayers against municipal government malfeasance

Lawmakers push legislation to protect taxpayers against municipal government malfeasance

Following the recent release of a Grand Jury report by Attorney General Josh Shapiro outlining the negligent and potentially illegal activity of former Harrisburg Mayor Steve Reed and other city and county government actors concerning the city’s incinerator, lawmakers at the state Capitol are hoping the event will act as a catalyst for bipartisan, bicameral legislation to make it across the legislative finish line.

 

Reintroducing, amending, and developing new proposals, a small group of House and Senate lawmakers Wednesday said some actions by municipalities and related authorities could put the taxpayers on the hook for bad financial decisions, illegal activity, or negligent actions; things that the package of bills being introduced are designed to prevent.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
As REAL ID compliance effort advances in House, federalism issues come to light

As REAL ID compliance effort advances in House, federalism issues come to light

The House State Government Committee Monday moved along a Senate measure that would put Pennsylvania on the road toward compliance with the federal REAL ID Act, which requires states to adopt specific, nationwide standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards in order to strengthen immigration enforcement and boost homeland security.

 

The debate, however, wrought out some Republican members’ strong belief in protecting Pennsylvania and its residents from federal encroachment and limiting the power of the governor to charge citizens for a federally mandated identification card.

Monday, May 8, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Rep. Frank Ryan shares financial rescue plan for the Commonwealth

Rep. Frank Ryan shares financial rescue plan for the Commonwealth

The PLS Reporter sat down with Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) to hear about his financial rescue plan for the Commonwealth and how he plans to implement it.

Monday, February 27, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Freshman Focus: Representative-elect Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon)

Freshman Focus: Representative-elect Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon)

Representative-elect Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) sat down with The PLS Reporter to where we learned about his prior jobs and what he hopes to do while being a State Representative.

Monday, November 28, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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