House Democrats push gun reform bills in response to Parkland shooting

House Democrats push gun reform bills in response to Parkland shooting

The PA SAFE Caucus outlined legislation aimed at gun reform during a Wednesday press conference, exactly a month after the Parkland school shooting.


“It’s time to save lives through sensible gun regulation,” Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Montgomery) , co-chair of the caucus, said.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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Lawmaker works to introduce net neutrality bill in House

Lawmaker works to introduce net neutrality bill in House

Rep. Tim Briggs (D-Montgomery) is planning to introduce legislation to protect net neutrality.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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House, Senate load proposals to respond to Fiscal Code veto

House, Senate load proposals to respond to Fiscal Code veto

The House and Senate Tuesday took separate steps to load proposals that would respond to Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of the Fiscal Code sent to his desk in March.

Starting in the House, the House Appropriations Committee took the step of loading a bare-bones Fiscal Code to a bill that would provide relief to Pennsylvania’s horseracing industry.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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First strike against ethanol moving through the General Assembly

A bill making its way through the General Assembly would end the state requirement for ethanol blending with gasoline.

House Bill 471 passed out of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee earlier this session and is awaiting action in the House Appropriations Committee.

“This just get rids of an unnecessary mandate that hasn’t really worked out,” said Rep. Steve Bloom (R-Cumberland), one of the sponsors of the legislation.

He said the blending requirement came out of the early 2000s, a time when there appeared to be a fossil fuel shortage and prior to the development of the Marcellus Shale natural gas formation and the large influx of technology like electric vehicles.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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