Rep. Knowles left disappointed after bill to eliminate house seats goes without vote

Rep. Knowles left disappointed after bill to eliminate house seats goes without vote

Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill) shared his disappointment after the House of Representatives seemingly left for the summer without bringing up his bill, House Bill 153, which would reduce the number of seats in the House of Representatives from 203 to 151.

Monday, June 25, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Legislators call on leaders to bring up bill to reduce the number of house seats

Legislators call on leaders to bring up bill to reduce the number of house seats

On Monday morning Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) and a handful of other lawmakers called on legislative leaders to bring up House Bill 153 for a floor vote. 

The bill is sponsored by Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill) and would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to reduce the number of seats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 203 to 151.
Monday, June 25, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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DiGirolamo amendment could put speed bump in reducing size of General Assembly

DiGirolamo amendment could put speed bump in reducing size of General Assembly

An amendment sponsored by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) adopted Monday night to the House Bill 153 could put a speed bump in reducing the size of the General Assembly.

Monday, February 5, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Consideration of bill to reduce the size of state House of Representatives becomes redistricting reform proxy war

Consideration of bill to reduce the size of state House of Representatives becomes redistricting reform proxy war

During Tuesday’s consideration of House Bill 153—a constitutional amendment that would allow voters to decide whether to reduce the state House of Representatives to 151 members—Democrats on the House State Government Committee used the legislative process to offer an amendment to the bill that resulted in the waging of a proxy war over redistricting reform.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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For the General Assembly, restructuring state government might start at home

For the General Assembly, restructuring state government might start at home

For the Pennsylvania General Assembly, restructuring state government might start with an internal look at its own operations.

Thursday, December 22, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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