Philadelphia heading for second pre-emption battle with General Assembly

Philadelphia heading for second pre-emption battle with General Assembly

City Council passed a bill Thursday banning firearms and other weapons from parks and recreation centers. The action could lead to a second round of pre-emption battles with the state legislature.
 
The ban would appear to run afoul of state laws that prevent municipalities from enacting their own restrictions on gun carrying. One week prior, the council passed a red flag law that would allow firearms to be removed from the possession of those deemed a risk to themselves or others via court order.
Monday, November 25, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Tweets of the Week - November 19, 2019

Tweets of the Week - November 19, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, November 22, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Did You Get The Memo? Redistricting, net operating losses and candidate background checks

Did You Get The Memo? Redistricting, net operating losses and candidate background checks

Amid all the floor debates, press conferences and committee hearings, the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s newest co-sponsorship memos can get lost in the shuffle. That’s why The PLS Reporter rounds up some of the most noteworthy co-sponsorship memos each week, so you can stay informed of what’s going on in the Capitol.

 

In this week’s feature are memos for proposals that would reform how electoral districts are drawn, eliminate the expiration for net operating losses and require school board candidates to pass background checks.

Friday, November 22, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Right 2 Know Episode 32: Minimum wage Magic 8 Ball

Right 2 Know Episode 32: Minimum wage Magic 8 Ball

Whew. What a week. Justin and Andrew are thankful they lived to tell the tale on Right 2 Know, talking about the fate of a plan to raise the minimum wage, statute of limitations reform and more. We also discuss the best Thanksgiving food because of course. Like what you hear? Follow us on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Spotify.
Friday, November 22, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Pittsburgh City Council mulls over public safety funding

Pittsburgh City Council mulls over public safety funding

In the City of Pittsburgh, the Department of Public Safety exists to provide safety and security for residents in the city through the work of the Bureaus of Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services, and Animal Care and Control. As Pittsburgh City Council mulls over the proposed 2020 budget, they held a hearing Thursday to discuss the funds allocated for public safety.

Of the total proposed budget, 40 percent - $242 million - is put towards public safety. The money will be divided with $115 million for police, $87 million to fire, and paramedics with $24 million increasing from the 2019 budget.

Friday, November 22, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
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