Recent wave of legislative retirements shakes up House GOP seniority

Recent wave of legislative retirements shakes up House GOP seniority

It’s that time in the two-year legislative session when state lawmakers are making up their minds about whether they will seek another term in the General Assembly and a recent wave of recently-announced upcoming retirements is going to change the makeup of the House Republican caucus’s seniority list.

Thursday, January 18, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Through the years with Rep. John Taylor

Through the years with Rep. John Taylor

Representative John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) sat down with The PLS Reporter for our new series "Through the Years." Find out how things have changed from the time he started as a legislator and how things are today.
Friday, November 17, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Pennsylvania Legislators working to prohibit calls while driving without hands-free technology

Pennsylvania Legislators working to prohibit calls while driving without hands-free technology

Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe) hopes to join Pennsylvania's neighboring states in not allowing talking on cell phones while driving unless it is going through their cars. This bill, House Bill 1684, would prohibit anyone under the age of 18 to use a cell phone at all.

Friday, October 20, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Constitutional change to fight Philadelphia job stagnation begins second march through legislature

Constitutional change to fight Philadelphia job stagnation begins second march through legislature

A proposed state constitutional change by Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) to give Philadelphia the tools to fight job stagnation and economic decline began its second trip through the legislature for the second-consecutive session Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Transportation Committee looks to expand rail line between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg

Transportation Committee looks to expand rail line between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg

The House Transportation Committee met at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Tuesday to hear testimony and discuss the possibility of expanding rail service between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg. 

“We’re committed to really learning everything we can about it and trying to figure out a way to make this happen,” said Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadephia), Majority Chairman of the committee. “We know this is an important economic tool here in the western part of the state, as well as a convenience to many passengers.”

The committee heard from various transportation stakeholders from across the western region on how the expansion of the Pennsylvanian, or Keystone West, passenger train can help service Pittsburgh center city dwellers, people traveling from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh, and commuters traveling from the surrounding counties and cities such as Altoona and Johnstown to Pittsburgh for work and recreation. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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