Did You Get The Memo? Gun violence, vaccine transportation and eviction expungement

Did You Get The Memo? Gun violence, vaccine transportation and eviction expungement

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 ban guns at public recreation areas, allow vaccine transporters to access state roads during emergencies and expunge certain eviction records to improve access to housing.

Friday, August 9, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
PA dealing with problem gambling as state introduces online sports betting

PA dealing with problem gambling as state introduces online sports betting

Pennsylvania has seen substantial action to open online sportsbooks before the 2019 football season starts. However, even with the lure of more revenue and expansion of casino involvement, the state is maintaining its commitment to protect consumers from problem gambling.
 
With sports betting and other online betting options available to consumers this summer, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced in May a new form for players to self-exclude from online gaming. 
Friday, August 9, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
Right 2 Know Episode 18: Gun control debate returns to Harrisburg

Right 2 Know Episode 18: Gun control debate returns to Harrisburg

Justin and Andrew talk about the renewed calls for legislation to address gun violence in the commonwealth, coming on the heels of two mass shootings last weekend. We get the latest on potential "red flag" legislation and run down why lawmakers may be looking to put more resources into mental health programming in schools. Like what you hear? Follow us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Play.
Friday, August 9, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Tweets of the Week - August 5, 2019

Tweets of the Week - August 5, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.

Friday, August 9, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Wolf, lawmakers call for red flag law, universal background checks

Wolf, lawmakers call for red flag law, universal background checks

Thirty-one people died after mass shootings in Ohio and Texas last weekend, prompting Pennsylvania Democrats to call for stronger gun laws before the Keystone State suffers another mass shooting of its own. 

Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday stopped short of calling for a special session to address gun violence, but the York County Democrat made clear that he wants to see movement on major gun-related bills this session. 
Thursday, August 8, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
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