VIDEO: Gov. Wolf signs anti hazing bill into law

VIDEO: Gov. Wolf signs anti hazing bill into law

Governor Tom Wolf joined Senator Jake Corman (R-Centre), advocates and the Piazza family on Friday afternoon to sign Senate Bill 1090 into law.

The bill, also known as Piazza’s law, was named for Timothy Piazza, a Penn State student who died after a night of heavy drinking.

Friday, October 19, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Tweets of the Week - October 15, 2018

Tweets of the Week - October 15, 2018

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, October 19, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
VIDEO: 3 under 3!

VIDEO: 3 under 3!

Check out this week's three events in under three minutes. 

In this week's video you can find out what happened to Senate Bill 261 and the Statute of Limitations bill. Find out what other bills passed through the Senate. And then legislators speak on the deaths of two House members earlier this week. 

 

Friday, October 19, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Can't fight against the youth? House mulls bringing fresh faces to chairs, leadership

Can't fight against the youth? House mulls bringing fresh faces to chairs, leadership

Ambitious new lawmakers looking to run their own committee for years may have their dreams dashed before they even hold a gavel.

House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) contemplated moving a House resolution he introduced in spring to limit senior members to three sessions at the head of individual committee.

In the co-sponsor memo from the time, which also announced a redistricting commission and open primaries, Reed said his proposed changes would not change who is eligible and due for a chair, but is instead aimed to continually shake up committees.
Friday, October 19, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Philadelphia updates citywide response to opioid crisis

Philadelphia updates citywide response to opioid crisis

In a press conference Thursday in Old City, Mayor Jim Kenney (D) and members of the city government laid out their plans to fight the opioid epidemic in Philadelphia.
Thursday, October 18, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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