Sexual assault resolutions spark debate in House Labor and Industry meeting

Sexual assault resolutions spark debate in House Labor and Industry meeting

Debate around the legislative response to the #metoo movement heated up during Tuesday's House Labor and Industry voting meeting, as passage of two resolutions calling for further study on the issue left some members unhappy about a handful of sexual assault bills that have yet to be brought up.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Senate redistricting bill amended ahead of final chamber vote

Senate redistricting bill amended ahead of final chamber vote

Lobbyists were banned, diversity reinforced and a three-year registration minimum added to the Senate’s prime redistricting bill Monday as it was prepared for a final vote by lawmakers.

The bill, SB 22, would set up a redistricting commission made up of eleven citizens who apply to the Department of State, are vetted, and then picked by majority and minority legislative leaders to draw Pennsylvania’s congressional and state legislative maps.

Monday, June 11, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
DePasquale announces new audit to gauge voting security

DePasquale announces new audit to gauge voting security

On Monday morning, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale stood with Secretary of State Robert Torres and Senators Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) and Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) to announce that he will be conducting an audit of the state's voter registration system to assess voting security before the 2020 elections. 

Monday, June 11, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Optimism in supply in capitol even if budget details are short

Optimism in supply in capitol even if budget details are short

With the start of June, a wave of advocates has descended on Harrisburg to make their pitch for funding, from programs for people with disabilities to school safety.

Some of those priorities are bipartisan. Others shade to one party or another. But while no exact numbers or funding plans are out just yet, that doesn’t mean work isn’t getting done.

Friday, June 8, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Lawmakers push bills to buttress crumbling state historically black colleges and univerisites

Lawmakers push bills to buttress crumbling state historically black colleges and univerisites

State Senator Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery), Representative Jake Wheatley (D-Allegheny), and Representative Ed Gainey (D-Allegheny) announced the introduction of the bills last week that affect Lincoln University and Cheyney University specifically. 

The proposed office would be responsible for helping Cheyney and Lincoln work with federal departments and agencies, educational associations, and philanthropic organizations. 

Friday, June 8, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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