Senators announce effort to streamline absentee voting, modernize election process

Senators announce effort to streamline absentee voting, modernize election process

A bipartisan group of senators announced legislation Tuesday that would institute what they call common sense alterations to the state’s voting laws, most notably a streamlining of the state’s stringent absentee voting process.

The package of bills include a constitutional amendment that would pave the way for “no excuse” absentee voting in the state, allowing voters to vote absentee for any reason. It also would allow voters more time in receiving their absentee ballot and require that ballots only be postmarked by the day before Election Day or returned to the County Elections Board on Election Day.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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Delozier, advocates push for the passage of Marsy's Law

Delozier, advocates push for the passage of Marsy's Law

Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) stood beside Sen. John Sabatina (D-Philadelphia), advocates and victims of abuse to push for the General Assembly to pass Marsy's Law. 

Marsy's Law would ensure crime victims have the right to receive information about their rights, receive information about proceedings in their criminal cases as well as the ability to be present at hearings and be heard, and to also be treated with respect, fairness and dignity. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Bipartisan group of lawmakers pushes for Pennsylvania to join other states in reforming probation guidelines

Bipartisan group of lawmakers pushes for Pennsylvania to join other states in reforming probation guidelines

Mirroring bipartisan efforts in over 30 other states, lawmakers from both parties unveiled a bill aimed at reducing the number of Pennsylvanians on probation Monday at the state Capitol.

Senate Bill 14 would standardize guidelines issued to county probation officers as to what constitutes a technical parole violation. It would also aim to curb those technical violations, cap the total length of probation ordered for a defendant and allow termination of parole for those who demonstrate good behavior.
Monday, January 28, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Sen. Daylin Leach files suit against women accusing him of sexual assault, two others

Sen. Daylin Leach files suit against women accusing him of sexual assault, two others

State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) filed a defamation suit Monday against three women in relation to accusations that he forced an underage woman to perform oral sex in 1991.

The move comes after Senate Democrats announced last week they would hire outside investigators to probe the allegations against Leach by Cara Taylor, then the 17-year-old daughter of a woman Leach was defending in a criminal case.
Monday, January 28, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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Freshman Focus: Sen Lindsey Williams

Freshman Focus: Sen Lindsey Williams

Meet Sen. Lindsey Williams (D-Allegheny) from the 38th district. Find out what made her decide to run, what her goals are and more. 

Monday, January 28, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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