VIDEO: Women join to celebrate the 100th anniversary of PA voting to ratify the 19th Amendment

VIDEO: Women join to celebrate the 100th anniversary of PA voting to ratify the 19th Amendment

Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar joined legislators and advocates to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Pennsylvania voting to ratify the 19th Amendment. 

This amendment would give women the right to vote, and Pennsylvania became the 7th state to ratify it. 

Monday, June 24, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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VIDEO: Saylor announces $34 billion budget plan

VIDEO: Saylor announces $34 billion budget plan

House Majority Appropriations Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York) announced a $33.997 billion budget proposal during Monday afternoon's Appropriations meeting. 

Find out where money will be spent and what Minority House Appropriations Chair Matt Bradford (D-Montgomery) had to say. 

Monday, June 24, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
As budget talks continue, trade deal resolution sparks debate over minimum wage

As budget talks continue, trade deal resolution sparks debate over minimum wage

A resolution urging the US Congress to ratify a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada quickly sparked a floor debate Thursday about whether or not to raise the minimum wage in Pennsylvania.

 

House Democrats took issue with the Republican-backed resolution because the trade deal requires Mexican auto workers make at least $16 per hour for the country to avoid US tariffs.

Friday, June 21, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Did You Get The Memo? Property tax rates, pre-trial detention and parole eligibility

Did You Get The Memo? Property tax rates, pre-trial detention and parole eligibility

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 reduce property tax rates as school districts pay of their debt, prohibit pre-trial detention of children in adult facilities and provide parole eligibility to people with life sentences.

Friday, June 21, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
House Transportation to consider alcohol-monitoring bracelets legislation

House Transportation to consider alcohol-monitoring bracelets legislation

The House Transportation committee will hold an informational hearing Monday on House Bill 916, which will mandate alcohol monitoring devices for repeat DUI offenders.
 
Introduced by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) in March, the bill would require those with two driving under the influence convictions, or one pending adjudication following a prior conviction, within ten years, to be fitted for a continuous alcohol monitoring device. Defendants would have to pay for the device, like a SCRAM bracelet, and refrain from alcohol consumption for 90 days.
Friday, June 21, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
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