Sen. Leach hopes for single vote on revenue and spending package

Sen. Leach hopes for single vote on revenue and spending package

Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) joined The PLS Reporter to talk about his bill that would integrate the revenue and spending package so there would only be one vote for the budget.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
House committee holds hearing on regulating municipal electric rates

House committee holds hearing on regulating municipal electric rates

The House Local Government Committee gathered Tuesday to evaluate the benefits and disadvantages of passing House Bill 1405.

 

HB 1405 has two main functions. It would not allow municipalities to transfer money from electric funds to general funds. It would also provide residents within municipalities that have electric service monopolies to have more protections so these residents would have choice. These protections would be similar to guidelines that the Public Utility Commission (PUC) abides by.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Costa primary forum shows progressive fire for a fight in Harrisburg

Costa primary forum shows progressive fire for a fight in Harrisburg

Facing his first electoral challenge in eight years, State Representative Paul Costa (D-Allegheny) bobbed and weaved through a whirlwind candidates’ forum Monday night, relying on his record to try to make his case for reelection. 
 
Costa’s challenger, 30 year old Braddock native community activist Summer Lee, already has the endorsement of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, and has followed through on their support with progressive rhetoric. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Gov. Wolf says he will not accept GOP-submitted map, calls it another “partisan gerrymander”

Gov. Wolf says he will not accept GOP-submitted map, calls it another “partisan gerrymander”

Gov. Tom Wolf Tuesday morning issued his response to the map sent to him by Republican leaders in the state General Assembly last week, telling the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that he will not accept the map since, based on his and his expert’s review, the map is another “partisan gerrymander that does not comply with the court’s order or the Pennsylvania Constitution.”

Tuesday, February 13, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Rep. Kaufer discusses his plan to help Pennsylvania's welfare system

Rep. Kaufer discusses his plan to help Pennsylvania's welfare system

The PLS Reporter joined Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) to talk about welfare reform initiatives being pushed by the House Republican Caucus and how he, and his colleagues, plan to minimize costs and bring real reform to Pennsylvania’s welfare system.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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