Late night debate on debating could lead to additional session days

The Senate wrapped up its scheduled Tuesday session day around 1:00 a.m. early Wednesday morning following nearly two hours of debate and caucus on whether to extend debate past the self-imposed 11:00 p.m. deadline and what the calendar would look like after 11:00.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Keeping up with the neighbors: Regional politics plus a look at Delaware and New Jersey

In the latest edition of "Keeping up with the neighbors," The PLS Reporter takes a look at some political races occurring throughout the region. Elsewhere, Delaware awards its first marijuana dispensary contract and New Jersey struggles with how to fund needed transportation infrastructure repairs. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: News and Views

Lawsuit challenging some line-item vetoes could be filed by end of the month

Just over three months ago, Gov. Tom Corbett line-item vetoed various portions of the General Appropriations bill and the Fiscal Code, largely cutting or moving expenditures aimed toward the legislature.

Tuesday, The PLS Reporter talked to all four caucuses to discuss their financial outlook and what their feelings are on overriding the governor’s vetoes or pursuing legal action.

Differing views were found among the caucuses.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Frein investigation not being hampered by lack of resources, State Police Commissioner says

Following a briefing with legislators this morning, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan briefed reporters on the ongoing manhunt for Eric Frein and said the investigation is not being hindered by a lack of resources, as was insinuated in an Allentown Morning Call article over the weekend.

“We’re not asking for any more resources,” Noonan said. “The investigation is not being impacted because of a lack of resources. Everything we can possibly do is being done.”

Tuesday, October 14, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Capitol Quick Hits for 10.14.14

Capitol Quick Hits for 10.14.14

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

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) was joined by Gov. Tom Corbett and legislators for a ceremony to commemorate Pennsylvanians who were killed as a result of domestic violence to raise awareness for the PA Says No More campaign.  

Tuesday, October 14, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Event Central
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