General Assembly starts 2018 with fewer faces and minor shakeups as lawmakers seek to focus on non-budgetary priorities

General Assembly starts 2018 with fewer faces and minor shakeups as lawmakers seek to focus on non-budgetary priorities

As the Pennsylvania General Assembly returned to Harrisburg Tuesday to fulfill its Article II, section 4 state constitutional obligation to meet annually at noon on the first Tuesday in January, it did so with fewer faces, one new face, and a call to move beyond the fiscal debates that have weighed down policy progress in Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Move to bring Sunday hunting to Pennsylvania fails to win committee approval

Move to bring Sunday hunting to Pennsylvania fails to win committee approval

During a meeting of the House Game and Fisheries Committee Tuesday, Rep. Ed Neilson (D-Philadelphia) unsuccessfully attempted to amend a proposal allowing Sunday hunting into a bill that would allow the Pennsylvania Game Commission to set its own licensing fees.

 

While allowing Sunday hunting is something that has been supported by the Game Commission, it has been unsuccessful in legislative attempts over the last several sessions due to concern posed by landowners and a hesitancy to change Pennsylvania’s long-standing legal tradition of not allowing Sunday hunting.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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