Freshman Focus: Rep. Louis Schmitt

Freshman Focus: Rep. Louis Schmitt

Meet Rep. Louis Schmitt (R-Blair) from the 79th district. Schmitt admits that he might be the tallest legislator in the building and that doctors often have a hard time measuring his exact height. 

Find out more in The PLS Reporter's interview including what made this lawyer of 31 years decide to run, what challenges he hopes to work on his district and more. 

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Freshman Focus: Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny)

Freshman Focus: Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny)

Meet Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny), a new representative from the 44th district. 

Find out what goals she has for her first term, what committees she hopes to serve on and what she likes to do in her spare time.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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3 under 3!

3 under 3!

In this week's 3 under 3 we take a look at Gov. Tom Wolf's inauguration, the loss of an influential and respected member of the House Republican staff and Rep. Bryan Cutler's priorities in his new role as House Majority Leader. 

Friday, January 18, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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DePasquale announces plan to save taxpayers money through criminal justice reform

DePasquale announces plan to save taxpayers money through criminal justice reform

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale hosted a press conference Thursday morning to discuss ways Pennsylvania can save money and one of those ways is through criminal justice reform. 

DePasquale announced that he plans to create a special report on how he believes the Commonwealth can save taxpayers money from criminal justice reform. 

Thursday, January 17, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Senate Dems discuss the impact on Pennsylvanian's due to the US Government shutdown

Senate Dems discuss the impact on Pennsylvanian's due to the US Government shutdown

On Wednesday afternoon members of the Senate Democratic caucus joined to talk about the issue of how the United States government shutdown is affecting Pennsylvania residents. One of the biggest impacts includes residents not being able to use the SNAP program in Pennsylvania. They also discussed how their caucus is working to inform residents of what's available and what they are doing to try to help. 

Senate Democratic leader Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) discussed how there are Pennsylvania residents who are not getting paid or able to receive unemployment compensation benefits as well as other benefits and services that are being impacted. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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