Legislators bring up #MeToo legislation once again

Legislators bring up #MeToo legislation once again

Rep. Leanne Krueger (D-Delaware) joined Senators Maria Collett (D-Montgomery) and Katie Muth (D-Montgomery) as well as Pennsylvania Victim Advocate, Jennifer Storm, to discuss new legislation that would create the #MeToo Pennsylvania General Assembly Act.

Monday, March 25, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Five bills to watch for the week of March 25

Five bills to watch for the week of March 25

We get it—session weeks are busy. That’s why we put together a list of the bills being discussed in committee and on the floor of the General Assembly that are worth devoting your precious time to tracking. From voting machines to natural gas drilling, here are five bills to watch for the week of March 25.
Monday, March 25, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Did You Get The Memo? Sexual assault, special elections and committee chair selection legislation

Did You Get The Memo? Sexual assault, special elections and committee chair selection legislation

With so much legislation filed in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, some naturally garner more attention than others. From resolutions designating the state pet of Pennsylvania to bills that have significant financial implications, a lot can be unearthed from sifting through the legislature’s co-sponsorship memos.
 
In the past week, there has been an array of proposals that would affect everything from sexual assault protocols in schools and the General Assembly to how special elections in the state are funded, which is why we’re going to take a look at some of the most interesting co-sponsorship memos filed in the General Assembly this week.
Friday, March 22, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Wolf touts Restore Pennsylvania, severance tax in Philadelphia school visit

Wolf touts Restore Pennsylvania, severance tax in Philadelphia school visit

From a century-old school building in South Philadelphia Thursday, Governor Tom Wolf promoted his plan to repair the state’s aging infrastructure and fund emergency relief. Paying for it involves a “modest” tax on natural gas extraction.

Wolf launched the campaign ahead of his budget address last month. The Restore Pennsylvania initiative would invest $4.5 billion in initiatives from bonds, from increasing broadband internet access to funding repairs after natural disasters, paid for over time with $300 million annually in severance taxes.

Friday, March 22, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Freshman Focus: Rep. Mike Jones

Freshman Focus: Rep. Mike Jones

Meet Rep. Mike Jones (R-York). He came from a business background but stated that he "hopes to be a big piece of a larger puzzle," when it comes to his role in the Capitol. 

Find out more about what his goals are, the committees he's serving on and what he likes to do when he is not at work. 

Friday, March 22, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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