In adult hearing of Pittsburgh city council on burlesque, medical marijuana, child’s testimony shines

In adult hearing of Pittsburgh city council on burlesque, medical marijuana, child’s testimony shines

New medical marijuana laws and old zoning codes that classified crossdressing in the same vein as a strip club took center stage at two public Pittsburgh city council hearings Thursday afternoon. 

The former was held as a reaction to the opening of the city’s first two dispensaries since Pennsylvania legalized cannabis for medical purposes in 2016. 
Thursday, February 8, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
House Majority Leader updates on budget, redistricting process

House Majority Leader updates on budget, redistricting process

House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) commented on a number of pressing matters Thursday morning, mainly focusing on further reaction to the governor’s budget address and providing an update as to the process of getting a new congressional map to the governor in light of Wednesday’s state supreme court majority opinion in the redistricting case.

Thursday, February 8, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Legislators launch bipartisan effort to inform the public about retirement security programs

Legislators launch bipartisan effort to inform the public about retirement security programs

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella Thursday joined together with a bipartisan group of legislators and retirement security advocates to launch a website aimed at promoting transparency about what Pennsylvania is planning to do for retirement security.

Thursday, February 8, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Rep. Keefer explains the purpose of the newly-formed Common Sense Caucus

Rep. Keefer explains the purpose of the newly-formed Common Sense Caucus

The PLS Reporter sat down with Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-York) to find out more about the Common Sense Caucus.
Thursday, February 8, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Legislators face short turnaround to meet redistricting timeline

Legislators face short turnaround to meet redistricting timeline

Given the lost day to winter weather on Wednesday, when lawmakers return to session from their respective twelve-hour calls, they will face a short turnaround time to get a new congressional map to Gov. Tom Wolf in order to meet the Friday deadline laid out by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

 

If lawmakers fail to meet the deadline on Friday, the Court would then step in and—with the help of a specially-appointed Master—select a map they feel meets state constitutional muster.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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