Sen. Daylin Leach files suit against women accusing him of sexual assault, two others

Sen. Daylin Leach files suit against women accusing him of sexual assault, two others

State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) filed a defamation suit Monday against three women in relation to accusations that he forced an underage woman to perform oral sex in 1991.

The move comes after Senate Democrats announced last week they would hire outside investigators to probe the allegations against Leach by Cara Taylor, then the 17-year-old daughter of a woman Leach was defending in a criminal case.
Monday, January 28, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Tweets of the Week - January 21, 2018

Tweets of the Week - January 21, 2018

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, January 25, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Greenleaf's safe harbor legislation sent to governor's desk

Greenleaf's safe harbor legislation sent to governor's desk

After three sessions of attempts, child sex trafficking victims are one step closer to no longer having to worry that they could face prosecution for prostitution.

SB 554, sponsored by retiring Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R-Montgomery) passed the House without a single dissenting vote Wednesday. It had previously passed the House in April unanimously.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
House leadership discussing rule changes on harassment as legislative fix looks uncertain

House leadership discussing rule changes on harassment as legislative fix looks uncertain

Both House caucuses Thursday said their respective leadership teams have discussed chamber rule changes to create a standard policy on harassment, as a bill to change the law itself on Capitol complaints appeared stalled.

House Republican spokesperson Steve Miskin said that the changes around sexual harassment would apply to both staffers and members could be implemented soon.

“We’ve been in very strong discussion with Democratic leaders in changing House Rules and having a unified policy,” Miskin said.

Thursday, September 6, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Pushback on possible Delaware River basin fracking ban bubbles up in legislature

Pushback on possible Delaware River basin fracking ban bubbles up in legislature

Lawmakers advanced legislation this week to refund Pennsylvanians in the Delaware River watershed who lose out on fracking royalties as part of a general pushback on the river’s federal governance.

Since the 1960s, the Delaware River Basin Commission — an interstate compact between Delaware, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania — has managed the water quality and use of the winding river system that stretches from the Catskill Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean.

Friday, June 15, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
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