Cutler named Majority Leader, Dem leadership goes east for next session

Cutler named Majority Leader, Dem leadership goes east for next session

While the House Republican majority chain of command made an orderly shift upwards, the chamber’s Democratic power base moved from west to east on Tuesday, following their 11 seat gain concentrated in the Philly suburbs.

For Republicans, in a long expected move, House Majority Whip Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) replaced retiring Rep. Dave Reed (R-Indiana) as the new floor leader for next session.

Then in two upsets, Rep. Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia) beat out Rep. Mike Carroll (D-Luzerne) for Whip, while Rep. Matt Bradford (D-Montgomery) defeated Rep. Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny) for Appropriations Chair.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018/Author: The PLS Reporter
Wolf wins, GOP Senate super majority broken and double digit House seats flip in midterm

Wolf wins, GOP Senate super majority broken and double digit House seats flip in midterm

Here's the PLS Reporter crew's minute-by-minute replay of the midterms in the commonwealth that ended with Gov. Tom Wolf earning a second term. He'll be joined by new Democrats in both chambers, including at least three pickups in the Pennsylvania Senate and 10 blue House members, nearly all coming from the southeast.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018/Author: The PLS Reporter
Session Live Blog — September 24, 2018

Session Live Blog — September 24, 2018

Follow along here with regular updates on the course of a busy session day, from committee hearings to press conferences to the latest confirmed news

Latest update: 5:25 p.m.

Monday, September 24, 2018/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Votes and vitriol fill Philly City Council session

Votes and vitriol fill Philly City Council session

After a prolonged and contentious public comment session, Philadelphia’s City Council passed ten bills and resolutions in session Thursday. Issues ranged from increasing Keystone Opportunity Expansion Zones, tax codes, to resolutions taking stances on bills in Harrisburg.
Thursday, September 20, 2018/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: Philadelphia
Philadelphia Closer to Offering Municipal IDs

Philadelphia Closer to Offering Municipal IDs

The Committee on Licenses and Inspections forwarded a measure Tuesday to allow Philadelphia to issue municipal IDs for citizens who lack a driver’s license or other government-issued identification. 

Philadelphia looks to join other cities like New York and Chicago which offer specific photo identification cards to their inhabitants. Currently, those without proper ID cannot enter City Hall, vote, or participate in other essential functions.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: Philadelphia
Tags: REAL ID
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