Members from Fair Districts PA spend their holiday in the Capitol

Members from Fair Districts PA spend their holiday in the Capitol

Members from Fair Districts PA spent their New Year's Day in the Capitol to ask the legislators not to vote away their rights to represent their residents. 

Take a look at the statements from Fair Districts PA member, Mary Rosenkrans.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Much ado about rules: Cutler tackles sexual harassment, amendment filibusters in rule changes

Much ado about rules: Cutler tackles sexual harassment, amendment filibusters in rule changes

Newly minted House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) pushed through a slew of rule changes on his first day as floor leader Jan. 1, the largest since the bipartisan rules reform commission just over a decade ago.

“If you’ve followed me in anyway, I tend to shoot big,” he said.

Among the changes include a revised policy on sexual harassment discipline for, a new committee with subpoena power over the executive branch, and a ban on so-called ghost amendments, a loophole which let members tack hundreds of amendments onto bills to effectively kill the legislation.
Tuesday, January 1, 2019/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Challengers announce for 2019 Philadelphia elections

Challengers announce for 2019 Philadelphia elections

While shoppers bustle about the Christmas Village, others in Philadelphia are working towards acquiring offices in the big building where Broad and Market streets intersect. The midterm elections are still fresh in minds, yet some have already declared their candidacies for 2019.
Monday, December 31, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Torres to Aging, Boockvar to take over State as Wolf makes second term cabinet switches

Torres to Aging, Boockvar to take over State as Wolf makes second term cabinet switches

With a second term under his belt, Gov. Tom Wolf made a few minor cabinet shuffles ahead of the new year.

The biggest switch is Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres moving to take over as Secretary of Aging. Torres worked in the health field under former Gov. Ed Rendell as well as an executive for Capital Blue Cross.
Monday, December 31, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Scarnati drops opposition to seating Williams on swearing in day, but keeps her residency an open question

Scarnati drops opposition to seating Williams on swearing in day, but keeps her residency an open question

A top Senate Republican said in a statement Friday he was dropping his opposition to the seating of a Democratic Senator-elect, having previously questioned the residency requirement.

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) said in a release that he recommends his caucus seat Lindsey Williams as the elected Senator of the north Pittsburgh suburban 38th District. However, he left open reexamining her residency if new documentation emerged.

Williams, a teachers’ union official, defeated Jeremy Shaffer, a local township commissioner, for the seat formerly held by Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny). Shaffer bested Vulakovich in the May primary. Williams went on to win the general by 800 votes.
Friday, December 28, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
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