Lawmakers, activists rally to support gun rights in Pennsylvania

Lawmakers, activists rally to support gun rights in Pennsylvania

Legislators led by Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) and other gun rights activists gathered in the Capitol Monday morning for the 12th annual rally to advocate for the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

The rally not only advocated for the Pennsylvania constitution’s Article 1, section 21 right to bear arms, but was used by legislators to lobby for certain bills that uphold or strengthen the activist’s belief in their rights. 

Monday, May 22, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
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House amends Senate’s version of child sex abuse statute of limitations reform, Rozzi retroactivity amendment to come

House amends Senate’s version of child sex abuse statute of limitations reform, Rozzi retroactivity amendment to come

The House Judiciary Committee Tuesday sent to the full House for consideration a measure that would substantially reform and raise Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations as it pertains to criminal and civil child sex abuse cases.

 

While the measure advancing to the Floor did not contain a controversial retroactivity component—a measure that would allow victims currently barred from bringing suit by the civil statute of limitations to bring their claims—the main proponent of that concept is planning on offering it as an amendment as the bill moves along for consideration.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Election integrity officer residency requirements examined

Election integrity officer residency requirements examined

The current residency requirements for elected and appointed individuals responsible for ensuring the integrity of elections was discussed at a meeting of the House State Government Committee Tuesday, where members heard an operational overview and update briefing from Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro Cortes.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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House Republican cadre calls for more transparency, fiscal responsibility in budget process

House Republican cadre calls for more transparency, fiscal responsibility in budget process

Saying they are hoping to “blow up the politics of old,” where a minority of Republicans joined with Democrats to pass major policy initiatives, even budgets, a group of some of the most conservative members of the House Republican caucus held a news conference Monday to call for more transparency within their caucus on the status of budget negotiations and for a more fiscally responsible budget than what is rumored to be in the works.

 

“The way that they’re trying to cobble this budget deal together, so that the governor can spend more than we’re taking in, is a violation of the values and principles so many of us have run on as Republicans and so many people have entrusted us to do once we get to Harrisburg,” said Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler). 

Monday, June 27, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Legislation filed to combat “Ghost Teachers”

Legislation filed to combat “Ghost Teachers”

The House Education Committee next week is scheduled to vote on House Bill 2125, legislation purported to combat the so-called “ghost teacher” issue in Pennsylvania.

Sponsors of the legislation say the bill will also save taxpayer resources that can be used elsewhere in the classroom. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016/Author: Kyle Maguire
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