Lawmakers seek to protect Second Amendment rights during disaster declarations

Lawmakers seek to protect Second Amendment rights during disaster declarations

Republican members in both the House and the Senate recently have taken steps to introduce legislation they say will protect Second Amendment rights when a governor makes a disaster declaration.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Republican lawmakers introduce regulatory reform report, bill package

Republican lawmakers introduce regulatory reform report, bill package

A group of more than two dozen legislators, business organizations, academics, and advocacy organizations stood together Tuesday in the state Capitol’s Media Center to unveil a report on Pennsylvania’s regulatory reform issues and a package of bills they hope will restructure the state’s regulatory environment in an effort to spur economic development and job creation.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Rep. Grove bills would reform revenue estimate process, provide more information to IFO

Rep. Grove bills would reform revenue estimate process, provide more information to IFO

Seeking to take out what he sees as the politics of forecasting future revenue, Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) recently introduced two bills that would reform how the Commonwealth arrives at its annual revenue estimate and what information the Independent Fiscal Office is able to see when determining its revenue forecasts and provides independent information to the legislature about state finances.

Friday, January 12, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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House Majority Leader Dave Reed talks 2018 legislative priorities

House Majority Leader Dave Reed talks 2018 legislative priorities

With the legislature returning to session in just less than two weeks, House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) provided an update Thursday on the various priorities of the House Republican Caucus and the state House of Representatives as a whole.

Thursday, January 11, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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As redistricting cases move forward, Lt. Gov. Stack enters fray

As redistricting cases move forward, Lt. Gov. Stack enters fray

Lt. Gov. Mike Stack entered the fray over Pennsylvania’s currently litigated 2011 congressional map Wednesday by announcing he has filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiff’s in the state court redistricting suit attempting to have the map declared unconstitutional under state law.

 

“The Republican leadership created this map without any public input and the results have been a disaster,” Stack said Wednesday. “The current map has contorted districts and fails to keep communities of interest in a single district.”

Wednesday, January 10, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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