Blunted in legislature, redistricting reformers wonder about referendums

Blunted in legislature, redistricting reformers wonder about referendums

Outside the shady home of Gov. Tom Wolf in York County two weeks ago, members of Fair Districts PA, the redistricting reform advocacy group, unveiled a somewhat clunky, although earnest, chant.

“The people have the right, to alter and reform,” the group repeated at the urging of Executive Director Carol Kuniholm.

Friday, July 27, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Bill addressing public sector union membership, certification floated in House

Bill addressing public sector union membership, certification floated in House

With the Janus ruling in the legislature’s rear-view window, a host of bills aimed at public sector unions have begun to float up from the General Assembly.

None have been formally introduced yet, but continue to circulate as co-sponsor memos. Some of the proposals, though, are already getting under the skin of the state’s labor leaders.

Thursday, July 26, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Colleagues remember Fabrizio as jovial, yet professional, legislator

Colleagues remember Fabrizio as jovial, yet professional, legislator

After over a year long battle with cancer, Rep. Flo Fabrizio (D-Erie) died Tuesday morning, per GoErie.

Fabrizio, first elected in 2002, was diagnosed in April 2017 with pancreatic cancer.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Republicans examine whether economic development can bubble up from beer industry

Republicans examine whether economic development can bubble up from beer industry

Could struggling towns find prosperity at the bottom of a keg?

Senate Republican Policy Committee Chairman David Argall (R-Schuylkill) and a host of brewers, local elected officials and economic development gurus met Monday, the start of a week of events, to look at how far beer-making can take a local economy.

Monday, July 23, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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DePasquale report cites $581 million in potential recreational marijuana revenue, but that doesn't mean lawmakers are biting

DePasquale report cites $581 million in potential recreational marijuana revenue, but that doesn't mean lawmakers are biting

Pennsylvania could be rolling in extra green if it was cool with selling green, according to the state’s fiscal watchdog.

A year after coming out in favor of legalizing it, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released a special report that estimated the state could get an extra $581 million a year from regulating and taxing marijuana.

Friday, July 20, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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