Tweets of the Week - May 27, 2019

Tweets of the Week - May 27, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, May 31, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Rabb seeks support for legislation that would fine legislators who leave due to felony related issues

Rabb seeks support for legislation that would fine legislators who leave due to felony related issues

Rep. Chris Rabb (D-Philadelphia) joined The PLS Reporter to talk about legislation that would fine legislators $100,000 who resign or are expelled from the legislature and then are convicted of a felony. 

Rabb discussed how expensive special elections are and how currently tax payer dollars are how they are being funded. He believes that if legislators must leave due to a conflict that results in a felony, they should be paying for the special election race, not the taxpayers. 

Friday, April 5, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Navy veteran reaches for the District 37 senate seat

Navy veteran reaches for the District 37 senate seat

When Pam Iovino finished college, she was at a crossroads in her life. Thinking it would help her figure out the next step she joined the Navy.

“I thought I would just stay four years,” Iovino recalled. “I had a specific objective to get leadership experience and start building a resume with some nice bullets on it and to also earn some education benefits so that I could go to graduate school.”

Tuesday, March 26, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Local businessman makes second attempt at district 37 senate seat

Local businessman makes second attempt at district 37 senate seat

On a brisk November night in 2012, D. Raja conceded defeat for the District 37 state Senate seat to Democrat Matt Smith. The vote was close and the season marked by a tense primary and even more contentious general election. In the end Raja walked away with 47 percent of the vote compared to Smith’s 53 percent. The loss was disappointing, but it wasn’t the end of Raja’s political career in the county.

Seven years, a radio show, multiple boards, and an ascension as the chairman of the Allegheny County Republican Committee later - when same seat became vacant with Guy Reschenthaler leaving for congress, Raja decided the time was right to run again.

Monday, March 25, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Did You Get The Memo? Sexual assault, special elections and committee chair selection legislation

Did You Get The Memo? Sexual assault, special elections and committee chair selection legislation

With so much legislation filed in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, some naturally garner more attention than others. From resolutions designating the state pet of Pennsylvania to bills that have significant financial implications, a lot can be unearthed from sifting through the legislature’s co-sponsorship memos.
 
In the past week, there has been an array of proposals that would affect everything from sexual assault protocols in schools and the General Assembly to how special elections in the state are funded, which is why we’re going to take a look at some of the most interesting co-sponsorship memos filed in the General Assembly this week.
Friday, March 22, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
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