Pittsburgh City Council calls on state to reform redistricting process

Pittsburgh City Council calls on state to reform redistricting process

In an effort to end what many in the political world consider the unfair practice of gerrymandering in state and congressional legislative districts, Pittsburgh City Council presented a resolution Tuesday to support two state bills that aim to reform the process by which legislative districts are redrawn.

The Will of Council presented by a number of city councilmembers calls the decennial drawing of districts a “detriment of our representative democracy,” and argued that the state, and the city of Pittsburgh, “deserve a fair, fully transparent, impartial and depoliticized process.”
Tuesday, October 24, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
VIDEO: Through the Years with Sen. Lisa Boscola

VIDEO: Through the Years with Sen. Lisa Boscola

Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton) sat down with The PLS Reporter

for our new series "Through the Years."  Find out how things have changed from the time she started as a legislator and how things are today.

Thursday, September 28, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: Sen. Boscola's new bill would establish an independent citizens' commission for redistricting

VIDEO: Sen. Boscola's new bill would establish an independent citizens' commission for redistricting

The PLS Reporter joined Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton) to discuss her Senate Bill 22, a bill that would reform the way that legislative districts are re-drawn.

Friday, July 14, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Legislators discuss bills to increase voter registration

Legislators discuss bills to increase voter registration

A bicameral group of legislators gathered together Tuesday to discuss legislation they hope helps to promote the ongoing dialogue for easier access to voting and voter registration in Pennsylvania.

The Democratic group of Senators and Representatives noted their concerns, for the last four years, with the lack of movement in addressing voting problems in the commonwealth, but continued that discussion today by speaking of key legislation that tackles the issue at hand.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
Categories: News and Views
Leach effort to prohibit use of animals in travelling circuses delayed amid controversy, debate

Leach effort to prohibit use of animals in travelling circuses delayed amid controversy, debate

Senate Bill 248—legislation sponsored by Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) that would criminalize the use of wild or exotic animals in travelling circuses—was held off for a scheduled committee vote Tuesday morning as Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee requested more time to review the bill and questioned its premise.

 

According to Sen. Leach, the legislation is aimed at prohibiting the use of animals at travelling circuses and carnivals and not meant to impinge on standing zoos, even when they transport animals on a limited basis.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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