O'Brien pulls out of reelection campaign

O'Brien pulls out of reelection campaign

First elected in 2006, Rep. Michael O’Brien (D-Philadelphia) will not run for reelection this year.

As of Thursday afternoon, the Department of State lists him as “withdrawn” on its website. The development was first reported by City and State PA.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
General Assembly Democrats gather in Pittsburgh to discuss policing policy

General Assembly Democrats gather in Pittsburgh to discuss policing policy

In light of the death of Antwon Rose Jr. in a June police shooting, Democratic lawmakers from all over the commonwealth listened to testimony from law enforcement officials, consultants and social justice advocates Tuesday with the weighty goal of improving policing and community relations. 

However, after three hours of testimony that left legislators with more questions than answers, the road to reform looks to be a long one.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
While reserving room for legislative action, state Supreme Court upholds Philly soda tax

While reserving room for legislative action, state Supreme Court upholds Philly soda tax

While leaving open future action from the state legislature, the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court upheld Philadelphia’s soda tax Wednesday.

The tax, signed into law in 2016, was levied by the city to fund additional education investments. It was then challenged by restaurant industry groups and local business people as a violation of a 1932 state law that granted the city the right to tax anything without a state levy.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Keeping Up With The Neighbors: New Jersey's new gun laws

Keeping Up With The Neighbors: New Jersey's new gun laws

Spurred by the watershed Parkland shooting early this year, the Pennsylvania General Assembly grappled with the issue of firearm laws through a slew of public hearings, voting meetings and floor votes for relatively little gain in the eyes of gun control activists. New Jersey lawmakers, by contrast, in comparatively short order passed half a dozen measures that supporters argued would make communities safer and less vulnerable to armed attackers, and which opponents lamented as an unacceptable abridgment of fundamental rights.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
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DePasquale updates voting security audit as more Russian hacker incidents come to light

DePasquale updates voting security audit as more Russian hacker incidents come to light

On Tuesday morning, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale held a press conference where he announced that he is expanding his audit to help keep people’s votes safe and secure when it comes to voting in the commonwealth.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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