Allegheny legislators unveil policing reform package

Allegheny legislators unveil policing reform package

Following the shooting of 17 year-old Antwon Rose, Jr. by an East Pittsburgh police officer in June, western Pennsylvania legislators vowed to come back with steps to reduce police violence.

Today, three months later, Pittsburgh House and Senate Democrats unveiled a slate of measures to reform law enforcement training practices, police oversight, and improve mental health counseling and cultural awareness in an effort to head off rising tensions between residents and police. 
Thursday, September 13, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
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With more votes on the way, House committee advances five gun bills in party defying tallies

With more votes on the way, House committee advances five gun bills in party defying tallies

Lawmakers approved five bills to tamp down on gun violence Tuesday morning, with votes on four more bills scheduled for Wednesday.

The House Judiciary Committee held its long anticipated vote on gun and mental health laws, prompted after half a year of school shootings, advocate rallies, and public hearings agitating for action.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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People with disabilities talk to legislators at Pittsburgh summit

People with disabilities talk to legislators at Pittsburgh summit

At Representative Dan Miller’s (D-Allegheny) annual Disability Summit, a group of bipartisan leaders gathered to hear from advocates, people with disabilities, and their loved ones Friday afternoon outside of Pittsburgh.

Miller, with other lawmakers such as Rep. Austin Davis (D-Allegheny) and Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington) spoke with people with disabilities about their experiences and heard their suggestions on accessible public infrastructure, anti bullying policies, and access to assistance.

Friday, March 23, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
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