Supporters and skeptics gear up for Marsy's Law vote in November

Supporters and skeptics gear up for Marsy's Law vote in November

November is set to bring fall colors, a cold snap or two and something Pennsylvania has not seen for many years--a contentious ballot initiative, as victims’ rights advocates look to enshrine Marsy’s Law into the state constitution.

 

The second consecutive session of passage for the proposal means it will now be up to voters to approve in November whether to constitutionally ensure crime victims are notified of court proceedings, are able to attend key hearings and generally treat the rights of victims as equal to those of defendants.

Thursday, September 5, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
3 under 3!

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With the June budget deadline looming closer, both chambers were in session this week pushing through a handful of legislation. 

Thursday, June 20, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Council passes resolution supporting Marsy’s Law

Council passes resolution supporting Marsy’s Law

Philadelphia City Council Thursday passed a resolution supporting the efforts from Harrisburg to pass Marsy’s Law, a change to state code that offers more protection to victims of crime.

The bill passed through the state’s House of Representatives with a wide, bipartisan vote on Monday. Sen. John Sabatina (D-Philadelphia) has sponsored the Senate’s version, which if passed would go before voters on the November general election ballot.

Thursday, April 11, 2019/Author: Anonym
Categories: Philadelphia
3 under 3!

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This week Gov. Wolf signed a new executive order, two senators worked to establish work requirements for Medicaid recipients and Marsy's law advanced through committee. 

Friday, February 22, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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This week legislators called on the General Assembly to pass Marsy's Law for the second time, Governor Wolf unveiled his plan to raise the minimum wage, and The American Lung Association released its 17th "State of Tobacco Control" report. 

Friday, February 1, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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