Three-way race heats up ahead of Tuesday special election to replace Keller in 85th HD

Three-way race heats up ahead of Tuesday special election to replace Keller in 85th HD

A trio of candidates will be vying Tuesday to represent the House 85th District, with a write-in candidate hoping to throw a wrench into what is otherwise a solidly conservative district.

The seat, which covers parts of Snyder and Union counties, was left empty after now former Rep. Fred Keller won a special election to Congress earlier this year. Lewisburg businessman David Rowe is the Republican candidate and will face off against Sunbury physician and Democratic hopeful Jennifer Rager-Kay. 
Monday, August 19, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Financial planning the focus of House Democratic Policy Committee hearing

Financial planning the focus of House Democratic Policy Committee hearing

In an increasingly uncertain world many Pennsylvanians worry over their futures. To examine options in Pittsburgh and around the state, Rep. Jake Wheatley (D-Allegheny) called a hearing Friday where educators, public servants, and legislators discussed ways to help residents plan better financial futures.

Although the backgrounds of those who gave testimony varied, the consensus among the panelists was that few people are taught meaningful ways to handle their finances. To remedy this a program called Fund My Future has opted to start the education process with young children.
Monday, August 19, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: News and Views
U.S. Rep. Doyle raises alarm for action on climate change legislation in Pittsburgh town hall

U.S. Rep. Doyle raises alarm for action on climate change legislation in Pittsburgh town hall

In Soldiers and Sailors on Wednesday night, US Rep. Mike Doyle gathered residents and environmental experts to discuss climate change and its impact on the commonwealth.

After two hours of questions and urgent warnings, the theme was clear: the world is running out of time to mitigate the threat climate change poses to survival. Starting off the night’s discussion Doyle doubled down on the science behind climate change.
Friday, August 16, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: News and Views
Right 2 Know Episode 19: Sun, sand and property tax reform

Right 2 Know Episode 19: Sun, sand and property tax reform

Come on down to the ol' Right 2 Know homestead, as we talk about the push to eliminate property taxes. Justin shares what he learned from a Senate Republican Policy Committee Hearing on the topic and he hears from Sen. David Argall (R-Schuylkill) and Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) on what might be a path forward to reform. Like what you hear? Subscribe to the show on Spotify, iTunes and Google Play.  
Friday, August 16, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Philadelphia City Commissioners vote to stay the course on new voting machines

Philadelphia City Commissioners vote to stay the course on new voting machines

Philadelphia City Commissioners voted to maintain their contracted purchase of new voting machines from Election Services and Software. They did so despite the protest of citizens and the city’s Controller, who is still investigating the transaction. 

The City Commissioners voted in February to order over 3,000 new machines to satisfy the state’s mandate for new machines by the 2020 elections. The proposal has been met with opposition and controversy, from the questionable history of the machines to possible bribery used to influence and win this contract.
Friday, August 16, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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