Amid Gergely legal troubles, Rep. Galloway takes over as Democratic chair of House Labor and Industry Committee

Amid Gergely legal troubles, Rep. Galloway takes over as Democratic chair of House Labor and Industry Committee

House Minority Leader Frank Dermody (D-Allegheny) announced Wednesday that Rep. John Galloway (D-Bucks) will helm the House Labor and Industry Committee on behalf of the minority party.

Rep. Galloway takes over for Rep. Marc Gergely (D-Allegheny) who was charged by the Office of Attorney General Tuesday for participating in an illegal gambling ring.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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VIDEO: Wolf administration recognizes police departments for carrying Naloxone

VIDEO: Wolf administration recognizes police departments for carrying Naloxone

Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, along with the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), recognized more than 300 municipal police departments, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and hundreds of individual police officers who have reversed more than 600 opioid overdoses in little more than one year.   

Tuesday, March 1, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
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Bipartisan proposal would allow citizens to decide lawmaker compensation

Bipartisan proposal would allow citizens to decide lawmaker compensation

A bipartisan proposal introduced in the House, and soon to be introduced in the Senate, would create a commission of citizens that would decide at what level lawmakers should be compensated, sponsors told The PLS Reporter Tuesday.

The proposal, based on a similar endeavor currently in place in California, is considered by those pushing for it to be a good government reform measure that stems from the infamous 2005 pay raise.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Proposed office designed to attract and retain new Pennsylvanians comes under Republican scrutiny

Proposed office designed to attract and retain new Pennsylvanians comes under Republican scrutiny

For FY 2016-2017, Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal includes an $877,000 line-item to be dedicated to a new office, called the Office for New Pennsylvanians, whose mission is to attract people to Pennsylvania and keep them in an effort to spur economic development.

At a Monday budget hearing before the House Appropriations Committee, the proposal came under scrutiny from some Republican members who were concerned that the office might be a way to encourage illegal immigrants to come to Pennsylvania.

Monday, February 29, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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GUEST COLUMN by Michael DiRaimo, Penn State University; Vice President of Government and Community Relations

A Response to Michael Manzo’s, “Hanger, the Budget & The Hard Truth”

In this guest column for The PLS Reporter, Michael DiRaimo, Vice President of Government and Community Relations for Penn State University responds to a prior guest column from Michael Manzo.

Monday, February 29, 2016/Author: Michael DiRaimo
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