VIDEO: Gov. Wolf signs anti hazing bill into law

VIDEO: Gov. Wolf signs anti hazing bill into law

Governor Tom Wolf joined Senator Jake Corman (R-Centre), advocates and the Piazza family on Friday afternoon to sign Senate Bill 1090 into law.

The bill, also known as Piazza’s law, was named for Timothy Piazza, a Penn State student who died after a night of heavy drinking.

Friday, October 19, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: 3 under 3!

VIDEO: 3 under 3!

Check out this week's three events in under three minutes. 

In this week's video you can find out what happened to Senate Bill 261 and the Statute of Limitations bill. Find out what other bills passed through the Senate. And then legislators speak on the deaths of two House members earlier this week. 

 

Friday, October 19, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Shapiro, legislators discuss disappointment in Senate failing to bring up SB 261

Shapiro, legislators discuss disappointment in Senate failing to bring up SB 261

Rep. Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) and Attorney General Josh Shapiro joined other legislators and advocates for Senate Bill 261 at a late night press conference Wednesday night. 

The speakers shared their disappointment in the Senate not voting on SB 261 and are hoping to be in again to vote on the bill before the year is over. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Legislators praise the Senate for passing HB 2557

Legislators praise the Senate for passing HB 2557

Rep. Patty Kim (D-Dauphin) was joined by Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland) and Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin) to share their excitement for House Bill 2557 passage by the Senate. 

This bill updates the way municipalities exit Act 47 and enables the city of Harrisburg to continue to balance its budget. Kim stated that the governor has agreed to sign the bill and she is hoping to see it on his desk by the end of this week or next week. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
PA receives an "F" when it comes to lead in schools, prompting legislators to make a change

PA receives an "F" when it comes to lead in schools, prompting legislators to make a change

Sen. Arthur Haywood (D-Montgomery) joined Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) and Rep. Donna Bullock (D-Philadelphia) at a press conference to express their concerns over lead levels in Pennsylvania schools.

Haywood stated that there are at least 12 cities and towns across the commonwealth that tested for high levels of lead. Pennsylvania as a whole received the grade F when it comes to lead in water by a group called "Get the Lead Out."

In response the legislature made two changes in the School Code as part of budget negotiations. Now, all schools must test for lead or have a public hearing on the issue of lead in their facilities.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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