Bruce Beemer unanimously confirmed as Pennsylvania’s new Attorney General

Bruce Beemer unanimously confirmed as Pennsylvania’s new Attorney General

Holding a rare non-budget related August session day, the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously confirmed Bruce Beemer to be Pennsylvania’s new Attorney General Tuesday.

 

With the vote, Beemer becomes the third person to hold the position as the Commonwealth’s top prosecutor in just a matter of weeks, following the resignation of Kathleen Kane and the brief interim tenure of Bruce Castor.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Child sex abuse statute of limitations extension bill clears Senate committee without retroactivity component

Child sex abuse statute of limitations extension bill clears Senate committee without retroactivity component

The Senate Judiciary committee met Tuesday morning to vote on House Bill 1947 which would amend the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse cases.

The committee was chaired by Sen. John Rafferty (R-Montgomery) because of a recusal from Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R-Montgomery).

Tuesday, June 28, 2016/Author: Kyle Maguire
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Sen. Rafferty reveals his thoughts on the Ignition Interlock bill

VIDEO: Sen. Rafferty reveals his thoughts on the Ignition Interlock bill

Sen. John Rafferty (R-Montgomery) sat down to answer questions about the new ignition interlock law. 

Sen. Rafferty discusses why he feels having an interlock to start your car is more beneficial to the people of Pennsylvania than the alternative- a suspended license.

Thursday, June 9, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Renewed work on municipal pension reform legislation to begin soon

Renewed work on municipal pension reform legislation to begin soon

The Senate Appropriations Committee Tuesday divested itself of House Bill 414, legislation that contains significant reforms for municipal pension plans, and requested the legislation be sent back to the Senate Finance Committee where those hopeful of a comprehensive solution to the issue will renew their work to find a consensus product.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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PennDOT Secretary: Cap State Police funding to free up infrastructure project money

PennDOT Secretary: Cap State Police funding to free up infrastructure project money

Testifying at a hearing Tuesday regarding funding for the Pennsylvania State Police out of the Motor License Fund, PennDOT Sec. Leslie Richards said capping the amount of funding the State Police gets out of the fund will free up money needed to fund Act 89 transportation projects that won’t be completed at current funding levels.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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