VIDEO: Sen. Scarnati Discusses Amendment to Limit Size of Executive and Judicial Branches

VIDEO: Sen. Scarnati Discusses Amendment to Limit Size of Executive and Judicial Branches

Along with discussing a bill to reduce the size of the state legislature during today's Senate State Government voting meeting, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati talked about his amendment to the bill that would abolish the office of lieutenant governor and reduce the size of the supreme and superior courts.  

Tuesday, June 3, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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VIDEO: Sen. Scarnati: "Let the Voters Decide" on Reducing the Size of the Legislature

VIDEO: Sen. Scarnati: "Let the Voters Decide" on Reducing the Size of the Legislature

During today's Senate State Government Committee voting meeting, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati discusses what he would like to see happen with a bill to reduce the size of the General Assembly. 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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VIDEO: PGCB Chairman Ryan Discusses Potential Regulatory Changes of Gaming in Pennsylvania

VIDEO: PGCB Chairman Ryan Discusses Potential Regulatory Changes of Gaming in Pennsylvania

After a Senate Community, Economic, and Recreational Development Committee hearing today, Chairman of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Bill Ryan discussed his concerns of regulatory changes made by consulting firm Econsult Solutions, Inc of casinos and iGaming in Pennsylvania. 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Pensions Dominate Senate GOP Caucus Discussions, House Caucuses Tuesday on Budget

As most internal discussions turn to formulation of the budget, according to one Republican senator, his members used today’s caucus discussion to focus on if and/or how state and public school employee pensions should be reformed.

House Appropriations Committee Majority Chairman Bill Adolph (R-Delaware) confirmed his caucus will hold a two-hour minimum caucus on the budget Tuesday.

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Monday, June 2, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Capitol Quick Hits for 6.2.14

Capitol Quick Hits for 6.2.14

Here are the highlights from news conferences, rallies, and advocacy days held in the Capitol today. 

  • ABATE (Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education) of Pennsylvania sponsored a Motorcyclist Rights Rally in the Main Rotunda . Over 100 riders flocked to the Capitol to voice their support of “Freedom of Choice” in the use of helmets for trained and experienced riders. 
  • Farmers, restaurateurs, and food advocates joined lawmakers supporting Pennsylvania’s legislation to label genetically engineered food, or genetically modified organisms (GMO’s). Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) is the prime sponsor of SB 653 and said, “To be clear, my bill does not ban GMOs. It just gives consumers more information to make better choices.” 

 

Monday, June 2, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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