Members speak on the passing of Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich

Members speak on the passing of Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich

Members of the House of Representatives spoke to The PLS Reporter following the death this morning of their colleague, Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich (D-Lackawanna).
Tuesday, October 16, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Scarnati: “The only oath that we take around here is to uphold the constitution"

Scarnati: “The only oath that we take around here is to uphold the constitution"

After Rep. Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) came forward on Friday with a proposal from the Senate that didn’t include the civil window, questions arose about whether or not Senate Bill 261 would pass this session.

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) on Tuesday afternoon stated that, “It’s been my goal all along to get a product out of here and over to the House before we leave on Wednesday.”

Tuesday, October 16, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Kavulich dies following surgery complications, age 62

Kavulich dies following surgery complications, age 62

Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich (D-Lackawanna) passed away Tuesday from complications from heart surgery. He had been hospitalized earlier this month.

Lawmakers remembered him as someone who never let Harrisburg change a welcoming personality much, and for pristine health before the surgery.

His passing is also the second in as many days, third in the last three months, and fourth of the session to afflict the Democratic caucus.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Senate sends bills cracking down on hazing, ending Keystone grad requirements to Wolf

Senate sends bills cracking down on hazing, ending Keystone grad requirements to Wolf

The Pennsylvania Senate sent legislation to tighten laws around hazing and phase out the Keystone exams as graduation requirements to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk Monday, both of which he announced his intent to sign.
Monday, October 15, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Republicans question residency of top Democratic senate candidate

Republicans question residency of top Democratic senate candidate

A lawsuit filed by two district residents, including the chair of a local Republican committee, alleges that a Democratic candidate for state Senate is ineligible to run or be seated if she wins.

The suit, filed Monday, claims that Lindsey Williams, the Democratic candidate in Allegheny County’s 38th Senatorial District, missed the state’s four-year residency requirement by about two months.

Williams, a former teachers’ union official, is running against Republican Jeremy Shaffer, a local township commissioner who beat incumbent Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny) in the May primary.

Monday, October 15, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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