Pittsburgh City Council passes controversial gun legislation

Pittsburgh City Council passes controversial gun legislation

In chambers filled with hopeful supporters and angry opponents, after months of debate Pittsburgh City Council passed its controversial and possibly unconstitutional gun legislation, Tuesday, by a 6-3 vote. 

After months of tense public hearings, grieving constituents, post-agendas, and the looming threat of lawsuits against the city by gun advocates, in 60 days following Mayor Bill Peduto’s signature, the ordinances that ban assault weapons and their ammunition as well as allow courts to confiscate firearms from residents deemed an “extreme risk” will enter the books. But there’s a catch. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Policy Committee discusses future of transportation

Policy Committee discusses future of transportation

The House Democratic Policy Committee met Monday in Bucks County to learn more about the current state and projected future of transportation in Pennsylvania.

State officials and experts spoke of the need to fund more upkeep projects while preparing citizens for the jobs of tomorrow. Meeting at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, topics included maintenance and litter removal to career training of non-traditional college students.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Phillips-Hill's legislation finds ways for students to learn even when schools close

Phillips-Hill's legislation finds ways for students to learn even when schools close

Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York)  joined The PLS Reporter to talk about her legislation, Senate Bill 440, which would allow school districts to apply with the states Education Department to use up to five flexible instructional days if school is cancelled. 

These five days would allow students to receive instruction through alternative ways including online, handouts or even skype lessons. This would ensure that on snow days or other times that would schools would need to close, students and schools could stay on track with their days.  

Tuesday, April 2, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Special election results for the 37th state senate district

Special election results for the 37th state senate district

This story will be updated as results and more information become available. 
 
Today the battle for Pennsylvania’s 37th district state senate seat will come to an end, as voters head to the polls to choose between Allegheny County Republican Committee Chairman D. Raja or former Assistant Secretary to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Pam Iovino for the Allegheny County state senate seat. 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
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