Did You Get The Memo? Wine, guns and driving in the left lane

Did You Get The Memo? Wine, guns and driving in the left lane

A weekly look at new proposals from lawmakers in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. In our latest iteration of our weekly feature on new co-sponsorship memoranda, we take a look at proposals to ban untraceable gun parts, increase the amount of wine able to be purchased, and slow drivers in the left lane.
Friday, April 19, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Did You Get The Memo? Proposals for a ban on kratom, school self-defense training and Right-to-Know reforms

Did You Get The Memo? Proposals for a ban on kratom, school self-defense training and Right-to-Know reforms

A weekly look at new proposals from lawmakers in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. In our latest iteration of our weekly feature on new co-sponsorship memoranda, we take a look at proposals to ban the herbal supplement kratom, potential changes to the state’s Right-to-Know Law, and self-defense training for school employees. 

Friday, April 12, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Did You Get The Memo? Licensure reform, terminal illnesses and political contributions

Did You Get The Memo? Licensure reform, terminal illnesses and political contributions

State lawmakers have found common ground in the past year, tackling issues such as ethics reform, drug addiction and workforce development. Legislators on both sides of the aisle have expressed an interest in even more collaborative efforts, including those that continue to address the ongoing opioid crisis, as well as occupational licensure reform. 

In the past week, a variety of proposals have been introduced in the General Assembly, touching on everything from occupational licensure to criminal justice reform. In this week’s feature, we look at some of the newest proposals introduced in Harrisburg and what they could mean for Pennsylvania citizens.
Friday, April 5, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Did You Get The Memo? Vaccinations, mandatory minimums and vehicle registration stickers

Did You Get The Memo? Vaccinations, mandatory minimums and vehicle registration stickers

It was a busy week in the state Capitol — Gov. Tom Wolf signed the first bill of the session into law, strengthening penalties for public officials convicted of felonies. In the House, legislators argued over a bill that would end cash assistance payments to needy Pennsylvanians, while students from Pennsylvania colleges and universities visited the Capitol to rally for free college. 
 
With all of the action in and around the rotunda, there were a number of co-sponsorship memos that were filed by legislators to address everything from vaccination exemptions to criminal sentencing for drug dealers. In our latest edition of “Did You Get The Memo?” we take a look at some of the proposals you may have missed that were introduced in the legislature this week.
Friday, March 29, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
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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