5 bills to watch for the week of September 16

5 bills to watch for the week of September 16

We get it, session weeks are busy. That’s why we put together a list of the bills being discussed in committee and on the floor of the General Assembly that are worth devoting your precious time to tracking. From manufacturing tax credits to volunteer fire departments, here are five bills to watch for the week of September 16.
Monday, September 16, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Abortion vote underscores shifting makeup of Democratic caucus

Abortion vote underscores shifting makeup of Democratic caucus

A bill barring abortion on the basis of a Down syndrome diagnosis cleared the House Tuesday, prompting cheers from abortion opponents. 15 Democrats joined an overwhelming majority of their Republican colleagues in supporting the controversial proposal.

But a first glance at the roll call vote on HB 321, authored by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-York), belies its significance relative to the changing profile of the Democratic Caucus in the House. 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Legislators unveil legislation offering incentives to National Guard members

Legislators unveil legislation offering incentives to National Guard members

Chairs of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committees unveiled the "Pennsylvania GI Bill for Families" on Tuesday morning. 

Senators Mike Regan (R-Cumberland) and Lindsey Williams (D-Allegheny) along with Representatives Steve Barrar (R-Delaware) and Chris Sainato (D-Lawrence) introduced Senate Bill 589 and House Bill 1324. The bills would provide higher education benefits to the child or spouse of a Pennsylvania National Guard member who commits to serve an additional six years. 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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