From soda to sick leave, Philadelphia lawmakers push back on preemption of local laws

From soda to sick leave, Philadelphia lawmakers push back on preemption of local laws

Rep. Donna Bullock (D-Philadelphia) is not shy about her concern that some bills introduced in Harrisburg have a main target: preempting policies set in place by Philadelphia’s local governing body.

“They want to put the handcuffs on Philadelphia and say ‘you can’t do that,’’’ Bullock said.

The issue of preemption, or to replace, reverse, or supercede another law that was already in place, has become a sticking point this year as state laws have attempted to roll back city policies.

Monday, July 9, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Stephens bill to protect employees from workplace violence

Stephens bill to protect employees from workplace violence

During Thursday's House Labor and Industry meeting the topic was Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) bill, House Bill 2071, which implements a voluntary workplace violence policy to attempt to protect employees.

There were four amendments on the bill and all but one failed before the bill was passed out of committee with two Democrats voting with Republicans in an otherwise party-line vote. 

Rep. Stephens spoke with The PLS Reporter after the meeting on his bill and why it is important to him.
Thursday, June 21, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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