Tweets of the Week - August 12, 2019

Tweets of the Week - August 12, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, August 16, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

This week Governor Tom Wolf announced a slate of reforms to the state's charter school laws, people joined for a meeting on abolishing school property taxes, and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale put out recommendations to ensure district justices are not wrongfully giving out criminal records. 

Friday, August 16, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Mayor, legislators deliver united message on gun reform

Mayor, legislators deliver united message on gun reform

Governor Tom Wolf (D) joined Mayor Jim Kenney (D), members of the General Assembly, City Council, and Congress Thursday in applauding the efforts of Philadelphia Police in arresting an alleged drug dealer in North Philadelphia Wednesday night. He also joined them in calling for more legislation to prevent such assaults on police from happening again. 
 
“I will continue to move forward with efforts to reduce gun violence to ensure that we are doing everything we can to prevent a situation like this from occurring again,” he said. “This type of terror should never happen in our commonwealth.”
Thursday, August 15, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Senate Judiciary Committee schedules fall hearings on gun violence, mental health

Senate Judiciary Committee schedules fall hearings on gun violence, mental health

As Democratic lawmakers continue to call for gun reforms, Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne) this week announced the committee’s fall schedule, promising a series of hearings on gun violence, the statute of limitations and the parole process in Pennsylvania.

After two mass shootings in Ohio and Texas earlier this month, Baker pledged to hold public hearings prior to taking action on gun-related measures. Those hearings will be held on September 24 and September 25 to address “behavioral health, Second Amendment rights and other gun-related issues,” according to a release from her office.
Thursday, August 15, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
State Rep. Austin Davis introduced legislation raising fines for air pollution

State Rep. Austin Davis introduced legislation raising fines for air pollution

Eight months after the Clairton Coke Works fire that left Mon Valley air quality tainted, Rep. Austin Davis (D-Allegheny) announced legislation raising fines industrial sites that have exceeded pollution thresholds and mandating municipal warning systems. 

Believing that the Coke Works fire, which took place in his district, was caused in large part by negligence, Davis said he felt that legislative action was necessary to prevent further damage to the surrounding area. 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
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