Freshman Focus: Rep. Andrew Lewis

Freshman Focus: Rep. Andrew Lewis

Meet Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin). He decided to run because he believes Pennsylvania can be one of the top states in the country for jobs and opportunity, and he wanted to be part of the movement. 

Find out more about Lewis like what his other goals are and what he likes to do in his spare time. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: Madden and McNeill push to join other states in banning pet leasing

VIDEO: Madden and McNeill push to join other states in banning pet leasing

Rep. Maureen Madden (D-Monroe) and Rep. Jeanie McNeill (D-Lehigh) are working on legislation that would ban pet leasing in Pennsylvania. 

Pet leasing is the practice of leasing a pet to a customer on a contract basis. Those who get hooked into these contracts end up paying far more than the original price of the pet due to fees. 


Wednesday, May 22, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Amid low turnout, Kenney holds off primary challenge, Republicans hold 3 seats in Harrisburg

Amid low turnout, Kenney holds off primary challenge, Republicans hold 3 seats in Harrisburg

Incumbent Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney beat back a primary challenge from Sen. Anthony Williams (D-Philadelphia) Tuesday, clearing the way for a second term. Meanwhile, Republicans retained control of two Senate seats and a spot in the state House, bringing their drought in 2019 special elections to an end.

Doug Mastriano and Joe Pittman won races to replace retiring Senators Don White (R-Indiana) and Richard Alloway (R-Franklin) respectively, while Marci Mustello defeated Democrat Sam Doctor to fill the seat vacated by embattled former Rep. Brian Ellis (R-Butler). Those victories come after Democrats regained control of two House seats and flipped a state Senate seat in special elections earlier this year.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Rep. Rabb touts education fair funding at local school

Rep. Rabb touts education fair funding at local school

On the 65th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board of Education decision, Rep. Chris Rabb (D-Philadelphia) celebrated a school opening a new library. He also took time to discuss the need for fair funding for education.

Rabb has introduced legislation to funnel all the education budget through the proposed “fair funding” formula. Currently only new funds have gone through the student-weighted approach, which is about nine percent of the total state budget.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Election Day Results: Live updates on special elections and city primaries in Pennsylvania

Election Day Results: Live updates on special elections and city primaries in Pennsylvania

Today voters are heading to the polls for the May primary election, an election that will also determine three new lawmakers in the Pennsylvania House and Senate. The PLS Reporter will continually update this live blog with new information on the major state and municipal races of the day. 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
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