Legislative Democrats push for $15 an hour minimum wage

Legislative Democrats push for $15 an hour minimum wage

Sen. Christine Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) announced legislation, SB 1044, to raise the Pennsylvania minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024.


Under the proposed law, minimum wages would immediately be raised from the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour to $12 an hour. Tipped workers’ pay would be raised from the current $2.83 per hour to $9.00 per hour.

Monday, February 5, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
The American Civil Liberties Union and Abolitionist Law Center suing Pennsylvania over solitary confinement practices in prisons

The American Civil Liberties Union and Abolitionist Law Center suing Pennsylvania over solitary confinement practices in prisons

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Abolitionist Law Center are suing Pennsylvania for placing prisoners who have life sentences in solitary confinement anywhere from 22 to 24 hours per day.


The class-action lawsuit alleges that this practice is unconstitutional violating the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments.

Monday, February 5, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Senators plan to introduce bill to limit Pennsylvania's regulations

Senators plan to introduce bill to limit Pennsylvania's regulations

Senators Scott Wagner (R-York), John DiSanto (R-Dauphin) and Michele Brooks (R-Mercer) will soon introduce a bill to limit regulations in Pennsylvania, known as the “Red Tape Reduction Act.”

Friday, February 2, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Marsy's Law garners support for Pennsylvania crime victims to have constitutional rights

Marsy's Law garners support for Pennsylvania crime victims to have constitutional rights

Marsy’s Law for Pennsylvania kicked off it’s campaign Tuesday to amend Pennsylvania’s constitution to strengthen crime victims’ rights. 


The national campaign strives to amend state constitutions to include specific provisions to provide protections for victims whose cases are ongoing.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
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
Categories: News and Views
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