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
Categories: News and Views
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
Categories: News and Views

Legislation seeks to close domestic violence loophole

Rep. Becky Corbin (R-Chester) was supported by other legislators, two district attorneys, and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence Wednesday as she pushed for her legislation—House Bill 1581—which would make strangulation a felony offense.

Last year Pennsylvania had 97 deaths as a result of domestic violence and six of them involved strangulation, a crime advocates say does not fit “nicely” into current domestic violence offenses and can often leave no visible signals.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Senators consider future of the gaming industry

Senators consider future of the gaming industry

Internet gaming was just a few of the ideas brought up by senators Thursday as the chamber started the final day of its first week of budget hearings with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

This has not been the first time expanding gaming into an online market has been floated in Pennsylvania’s General Assembly.

Thursday, March 19, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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