Cost, clemency zeroed in on in state capital punishment report

Cost, clemency zeroed in on in state capital punishment report

A long awaited report from the Joint State Government Commission released late last month has opened a fresh round of contention over the use of capital punishment in the commonwealth.

Commissioned seven years ago by a Senate resolution, the report took no stance on formally banning capital punishment — on which Gov. Tom Wolf already ordered a moratorium in his first year in office.

Thursday, July 5, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Sen. Leach remains skeptical of Turzai abortion bill being enacted

Sen. Leach remains skeptical of Turzai abortion bill being enacted

During Wednesday's Senate Judiciary meeting, legislation by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) that would amend the Abortion Control Act to prohibit the abortion of a child due solely on a possible diagnosis of Down Syndrome, was passed along a party-line vote. 

During the meeting there was questioning and debate mostly led by Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) who spoke with The PLS Reporter after the meeting and explained why he has doubts about the bill.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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PA lawmakers introduce legislation in response to Parkland shooting

PA lawmakers introduce legislation in response to Parkland shooting

Following the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Pennsylvania lawmakers are introducing legislation aimed at preventing a similar tragedy from happening in the commonwealth.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Sen. Leach hopes for single vote on revenue and spending package

Sen. Leach hopes for single vote on revenue and spending package

Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) joined The PLS Reporter to talk about his bill that would integrate the revenue and spending package so there would only be one vote for the budget.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Joint State Government Commission recommends revamping voting technology

Joint State Government Commission recommends revamping voting technology

The Joint State Government Commission recommended upgrading voter technology Tuesday based on a report that outlined Pennsylvania’s polling systems and how it can be improved.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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