AG Shapiro announces criminal investigation into Mariner East pipeline, ETP

AG Shapiro announces criminal investigation into Mariner East pipeline, ETP

Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Tuesday his office would open a criminal investigation into the Mariner East pipeline and its parent company, Energy Transfer Partnership (ETP).

The investigation, which would be a joint effort between the Attorney General’s (AG) Office and the Delaware County District Attorney (DA), is the latest setback in the construction of the 350-mile pipeline after the Department of Environmental Protection announced last month it would halt permit review on the pipeline.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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Committee demands more funding for CCP after hearings

Committee demands more funding for CCP after hearings

Students, staff, and leaders of Community College of Philadelphia testified before a joint committee of City Council Tuesday about the need for resolving funding deficits.

From the 1963 founding, the school is supposed to be equally funded by the city, state, and students. However, cuts have led to imbalance, and for this fiscal year, the students have contributed 55 percent of the budget.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019/Author: Anonym
Categories: Philadelphia
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Special election results in the 114th and 190th legislative districts

Special election results in the 114th and 190th legislative districts

This story will be updated as results and more information become available. 

 

Residents of Pennsylvania’s 114th legislative district are heading to the polls today to elect a new state representative. On the ballot are Democrat Bridget Malloy Kosierowski and Republican Frank Scavo — two Lackawanna County residents who hope to earn the seat previously held by state Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich (D-Lackawanna), who died in October 2018. 

 

Philadelphia has long been known as a Democratic stronghold, and Democrat Movita Johnson-Harrell hopes to build upon that success the special election for the 190th legislative district.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
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Despite potential headwinds, lawmakers push term limits for legislators

Despite potential headwinds, lawmakers push term limits for legislators

Term limits would be extended to members of the General Assembly, under a bill announced Tuesday by two freshmen lawmakers, making Pennsylvania the latest state to consider such a move.

Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) and Rep. Mike Jones (R-York) are leading the group of 14 lawmakers in pushing a constitutional amendment that would limit members to 12 years of consecutive service, providing for six terms in the House and three terms in the Senate. If a lawmaker leaves office or is defeated, the clock would reset.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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Kulik legislation would allow a judge to order a PFA defendant to wear electronic monitoring device

Kulik legislation would allow a judge to order a PFA defendant to wear electronic monitoring device

Rep. Anita Kulik (D-Allegheny) has introduced House Bill 588, also known as Alina's Law. The legislation allows a judge to order a Protection from Abuse defendant to wear an electronic monitoring device if they feel the defendant is a potential risk to the victim or would be at risk of violating the PFA order. 

Alina's Law was named after 20-year-old University of Pittsburgh student Alina Sheykhet, who was beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend in 2017. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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