Did You Get The Memo? A heartbeat abortion ban, criminal records and lemonade stands

Did You Get The Memo? A heartbeat abortion ban, criminal records and lemonade stands

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 ban abortion if a heartbeat is detected in a fetus, expunge criminal records for people who receive pardons and remove regulations on child-run lemonade stands in Pennsylvania.

Friday, July 19, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Right 2 Know Episode 7: Math is Hard

Right 2 Know Episode 7: Math is Hard

In this week's episode, Justin breaks down his reporting on lobbying over the controversial nuclear bailout bill. Also, the pair discuss what a vote on the Down syndrome abortion legislation might mean for Democratic caucus. And we save some time for ... arson dogs? Like what you hear? Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify.


Thursday, May 16, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

This week around the Capitol, the House Education Committee approved bills affecting charter schools, legislation that bans abortion for babies based on a Down syndrome diagnosis passed through the House, and legislators pushed to be a leader when it comes to making changes for the state's foster care system. 

Thursday, May 16, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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
House advances Down syndrome abortion ban, vote falls short of veto-proof majority

House advances Down syndrome abortion ban, vote falls short of veto-proof majority

The House voted to Tuesday to approve a bill barring abortion on the basis of a Down syndrome diagnosis, though the measure earned far less bipartisan support than a similar proposal did last year.

HB 321, authored by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-York), would add Down syndrome to the list of reasons which a woman could not use in justifying an abortion. Proponents point to several European countries, most notably Iceland, which have nearly eradicated the syndrome after prenatal testing became more widespread.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
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