Lawmakers push for changes to how law enforcement can use force

Lawmakers push for changes to how law enforcement can use force

A cadre of Democratic lawmakers announced Tuesday a push to re-examine the state’s use-of-force guidelines for law enforcement, weeks after a jury in Allegheny County acquitted an officer in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Antwon Rose. 

The effort is led by Rep. Summer Lee (D-Allegheny), who represents the district where Rose was shot and killed by former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld during a traffic stop in 2018. 
Tuesday, April 16, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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Samuelson, Murt bills to change the state & congressional redistricting process

Samuelson, Murt bills to change the state & congressional redistricting process

Members of Fair Districts PA rallied in the Capitol Tuesday as part of their efforts to end gerrymandering in Pennsylvania. They were joined by a handful of legislators, including Rep. Steve Samuelson (D-Northampton) and Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery), who have sponsored legislation that would change the state and congressional redistricting process.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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CCP, staff ratifies new contracts

CCP, staff ratifies new contracts

The Community College of Philadelphia approved three contracts with staffers Friday, ending the months’ long standoff that led to a strike approval and threatened schedules for thousands of students.

The three affected unions, who had been working without contracts since 2016, ratified the contracts Thursday night. After authorizing a strike in March, the unions and school engaged in negotiations for three long days, ending with a deal struck late April 3rd.

Monday, April 15, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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Pittsburgh City Controller unveils financial transparency program

Pittsburgh City Controller unveils financial transparency program

Pittsburgh City Controller Michael Lamb unveiled a new and unprecedented way for Pittsburghers to have access to the city’s spending payroll information and employee demographics.

“This platform brings a new level of transparency to City government and makes the information more user-friendly and available for the public’s use,” Lamb said.

 

Monday, April 15, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Final pieces of response to grand jury report on clergy abuse clear House committees

Final pieces of response to grand jury report on clergy abuse clear House committees

Lawmakers on two House committees voted Monday to approve bills aimed at codifying the final two principal recommendations from the landmark grand jury report on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church.

It comes just days after the full House voted to approve a two-bill package, authored by Rep. Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) and Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair), which eliminates the criminal statute of limitations for child sex crimes. Their legislation also raises the age limit for filing a civil suit from age 35 to age 50.
Monday, April 15, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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