Sen. Don White joins advocates for “Understanding When Grandparents and Others Can Seek Custody” campaign

Sen. Don White joins advocates for “Understanding When Grandparents and Others Can Seek Custody” campaign

On Tuesday morning, Sen. Don White (R-Indiana) joined members of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and other advocates to launch the “Understanding When Grandparents and Others Can Seek Custody” public information campaign. 

White was the sponsor of Senate Bill 844 which expands custody rights for caregivers who find themselves in challenging situations.

The bill was passed into law in July as Act 21 of 2018.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: Gubernatorial debate recap

VIDEO: Gubernatorial debate recap

Monday's debate was a face-off between current Governor Tom Wolf and former state Senator Scott Wagner, who is looking to up-end the incumbent Democrat in November’s gubernatorial election. 

Jeopardy host Alex Trebek mediated the debate, asking questions which at times brought out some teeth between the candidates.

Take a look at the video recap from The PLS Reporter.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
At only debate of governor's race, Trebek plays as big a role as candidates

At only debate of governor's race, Trebek plays as big a role as candidates

With an election in jeopardy, Gov. Tom Wolf and former state Senator Scott Wagner stepped onto the stage Monday night in Hershey looking for political currency.

But in the much-hyped and only debate of the gubernatorial race, long time trivia host Alex Trebek more steered a conversation than moderated a debate between the two state chief executive hopefuls.


“This is not a game show tonight, this is serious stuff,” Trebek said at the event, hosted by the PA Chamber.
Monday, October 1, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Ending state car leases for legislators passes House with bipartisan support

Ending state car leases for legislators passes House with bipartisan support

The Pennsylvania House voted to get rid of their own state vehicle leases Monday, with supporters claiming it would be more cost effective and protect the state from liability, following a summer of bad press around a lawmaker’s driving.

“We’re not doing anything that would warrant having specialized state-owned vehicles,” Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford) said.

The bill, HB 482 sponsored by Roae, passed 140-44. Currently, 42 members of the General Assembly, including 27 members of the House, lease state vehicles. All leases in the House belong to Democrats, though members of the Senate GOP leadership also lease.
Monday, October 1, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
With supporters cheering it on, domestic violence bill advances hesitantly through Senate

With supporters cheering it on, domestic violence bill advances hesitantly through Senate

A bill meant to strip firearms from convicted domestic abusers advanced out of committee Monday, but details have Senators from both sides of the aisle questioning the bill despite a similar measure passing unanimously in spring.

Passed last week by a bipartisan 131-62 margin in the House, HB 2060 shortens the length of time from 60 days to 24 hours for a final PFA recipient to hand over their guns, while also removing a provision that allowed friends and family hold to hold the firearms for safekeeping.
Monday, October 1, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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