Legislators hold news conference on bills to help infants of mothers with postpartum depression

Legislators hold news conference on bills to help infants of mothers with postpartum depression

Studies show that one in seven women could experience postpartum depression after having a baby and that depression, left untreated, could cause emotional and behavioral problems for their children. 

On Wednesday morning lawmakers, health care providers, and patients affected by postpartum depression joined in the media center to discuss Senate and House Bill 200. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Activists emphasize importance of speed cameras on Roosevelt Blvd, work zones

Activists emphasize importance of speed cameras on Roosevelt Blvd, work zones

Last week The PLS Reporter caught up with Sen. David Argall (R-Schuylkill) and Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) to discuss Senate Bill 172The bill would create a five-year pilot program for the use of speed cameras in active work-zones and also on Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia. 


On Tuesday morning a handful of activists joined to discuss more in-depth the reasons speed cameras are needed on the Roosevelt Boulevard.

Executive director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, Sarah Clark Stuart, led the press conference and also explained to The PLS Reporter the importance of these speed cameras.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Thomas: "There's got to be a way for us to have a win-win" on soda tax

Thomas: "There's got to be a way for us to have a win-win" on soda tax

On Tuesday afternoon the House Commerce committee brought up House Bill 2241, Rep. Mark Mustio's (R-Allegheny) bill that preempts local taxation of sweetened beverages in Pennsylvania. It prohibits any municipality from levying such a tax while invalidating the current soda tax in Philadelphia.

The bill passed out of committee but not before Rep. Curtis Thomas (D-Philadelphia), minority chairman of the committee, brought up his concerns and offered amendments. Following the vote he spoke with the PLS Reporter about what happens now.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Annual right to bear arms rally attracts hundreds of gun owners, legislators, and law enforcement officials

Annual right to bear arms rally attracts hundreds of gun owners, legislators, and law enforcement officials

Lines of people reached down the capitol steps to get in the Rotunda this morning where legislators, gun owners, and members of the law enforcement community gathered to rally to protect their right to keep and bear arms.


The rally has been held annually since 2006. 


Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) introduced an array of speakers who highlighted the importance of protecting Second Amendment rights.

Monday, April 30, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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VIDEO: 3 under 3

VIDEO: 3 under 3

Check out this week's top three stories in under three minutes!
Friday, April 27, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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