Did You Get The Memo? Censuring Brian Sims, mail-in voting, and vehicle emissions reforms

Did You Get The Memo? Censuring Brian Sims, mail-in voting, and vehicle emissions reforms

Amid all the floor debates, press conferences and committee hearings, the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s newest co-sponsorship memos can get lost in the shuffle. That’s why The PLS Reporter rounds up some of the most noteworthy co-sponsorship memos each week — so you can stay informed of what’s going on in the Capitol.

 

In this week’s feature are memos for proposals that would censure Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) for recent conduct, reform vehicle emissions testing in Pennsylvania and replace in-person voting with mail-in voting.

Friday, May 31, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Sims and colleagues reintroduce legislation banning discrimination against LGBTQ members

Sims and colleagues reintroduce legislation banning discrimination against LGBTQ members

Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) joined colleagues including Representatives Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny),  Malcolm Kenyatta (D-Philadelphia), and Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) to discuss legislation that would ban discrimination in the commonwealth based on someone's sexual orientation or gender identity. 
Monday, May 6, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Lawmakers push for changes to how law enforcement can use force

Lawmakers push for changes to how law enforcement can use force

A cadre of Democratic lawmakers announced Tuesday a push to re-examine the state’s use-of-force guidelines for law enforcement, weeks after a jury in Allegheny County acquitted an officer in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Antwon Rose. 

The effort is led by Rep. Summer Lee (D-Allegheny), who represents the district where Rose was shot and killed by former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld during a traffic stop in 2018. 
Tuesday, April 16, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Legislators, advocates rally to push for equal pay for women

Legislators, advocates rally to push for equal pay for women

Barbara Price, Public Policy Co-Chair for American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Pennsylvania joined legislators and other advocates to push for equal pay for women. 


Multiple legislators have legislation that they have introduced that are focused on helping women achieve their equal pay goals. 

Monday, April 8, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Wolf creates new advisory commission on LGBTQ rights

Wolf creates new advisory commission on LGBTQ rights

With the wave of his pen, Gov. Tom Wolf is aiming to add more representation for the LGBTQ community to Pennsylvania.

In a statement, the Wolf administration announced the creation of the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs Monday, which they claimed was the first of its kind in the nation, to coordinate and push for more inclusive state policy.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
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