DeLuca highlights "good government" bills and pushes Metcalfe for committee votes

DeLuca highlights "good government" bills and pushes Metcalfe for committee votes

Rep. Tony DeLuca (D-Allegheny) called a press conference to highlight bills he believes will make Pennsylvania government work better. The bills are aimed at increasing political transparency and expanding voter rights.

Rep. DeLuca said the bills have been sitting in the House State Government Committee for over a year and called on Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) to to bring them up for a vote.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Lawmaker continues quest to regulate tattoo parlors, tongue splitting

Lawmaker continues quest to regulate tattoo parlors, tongue splitting

An adage often attributed to Albert Einstein says, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”

 

However, in early December, Rep. Tony DeLuca (D-Allegheny) proved that sometimes persistence pays off after his decade-plus quest to try and regulate tattooing, body-piercing, and corrective cosmetic artists finally received a committee vote.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Democratic lawmakers show disapproval of ACA repeal and replace legislation

VIDEO: Democratic lawmakers show disapproval of ACA repeal and replace legislation

On Monday afternoon the Capitol Rotunda was filled with Democratic lawmakers who joined together to show their disapproval of the repeal and replace plan for the Affordable Care Act.

Monday, June 26, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Rep. DeLuca calls for PDE oversight of troubled Penn Hills School District

Rep. DeLuca calls for PDE oversight of troubled Penn Hills School District

In light of a number of different issues facing the Penn Hills School District, Rep. Tony DeLuca (D-Penn Hills) has asked the state Department of Education to place the district into the state’s financial recovery program and to appoint a qualified chief financial recovery officer to oversee the district.

In a letter to the Executive Secretary David Volkman, DeLuca expressed concern regarding how the appointment of a new school board member was handled following the recent resignation of a board member.

“This is a District desperately in need of fresh insight and oversight,” wrote DeLuca. “I once again implore you to take action for the betterment of this District before it’s too late. I feel strongly the financial situation will not, nor cannot, improve without the intervention of the Commonwealth. Each action the Board takes confirms my belief.”

Thursday, June 1, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
DeLuca calls on House State Government Committee chair to move on election, government reform bills

DeLuca calls on House State Government Committee chair to move on election, government reform bills

In a letter to House State Government Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), Rep. Tony DeLuca (D-Penn Hills) is asking the Chairman to move on a package of bills to create a “more open and equitable election process” in Pennsylvania government. 

In the letter, DeLuca called on Metcalfe to consider six election and government reform-related bills that have been referred to the committee, such as HB 945 which would give voters the opportunity to register at their polling place on Election Day by providing ID that includes a photo and permanent address.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
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