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With the June budget deadline looming closer, both chambers were in session this week pushing through a handful of legislation. 

Thursday, June 20, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Lawmakers to consider moving voting machine funding out of budget

Lawmakers to consider moving voting machine funding out of budget

Lawmakers are looking to roll support for counties purchasing new voting machines into a legislative rebuke of Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to compel local governments to buy new machines ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

SB 48, authored by Sen. John Gordner (R-Columbia), would bar the mass decertification of voting machines unless certain conditions are met. If the state does elect to proceed with replacing machines en masse, it must give the General Assembly advance notice so it can intervene if necessary.
Thursday, June 20, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
House advances bill that would end cash payments to needy citizens

House advances bill that would end cash payments to needy citizens

Despite last-minute pleas from Democrats, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted to pass a bill Wednesday that would end a program that provides cash grants to Pennsylvanians who don’t qualify for other welfare and assistance programs.

 

House lawmakers voted 106-95 to pass House Bill 33, which would we bring an end to the General Assistance program that provides cash grants of approximately $200 a month to some of the poorest residents in the state.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Wolf signs Helm's bill designating June 19th as "Juneteenth National Freedom Day"

Wolf signs Helm's bill designating June 19th as "Juneteenth National Freedom Day"

Governor Tom Wolf signed Rep. Sue Helm's (R-Dauphin) bill, House Bill 619, into law as Act 9 on Wednesday. 

Act 9 designates June 19 as "Juneteenth National Freedom Day" and recognizes news of the Emancipation Proclamation reaching Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
PGCB announces May sports betting numbers

PGCB announces May sports betting numbers

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced Tuesday that the state’s sports books took in over $2.86 million in revenue on over $35.9 million in handle for the month of May. This includes over $573,000 from PlaySugarHouse.com, the state’s first online book.
 
Pennsylvania joined a handful of other states last month in offering online/mobile sports betting, in addition to retail outlets at licensed facilities. Testing on PlaySugarHouse.com started on May 28 for three days before formally launching on May 31.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
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