Legislators call for an age change for those receiving marriage licenses

Legislators call for an age change for those receiving marriage licenses

Representatives Perry Warren (D-Bucks) and Jesse Topper (R-Bedford) joined Senators Judy Schwank (D-Berks), Wayne Langerholc (R-Cambria) and John Sabatina (D-Philadelphia) to push for their legislation that would make 18 the legal age to obtain a marriage license. 

The House recently passed Warren and Topper's legislation, HB 360, and the senators are confident that their bill will pass the Senate floor. SB 81 passed out of the Senate Judiciary committee unanimously and is waiting to be brought up on the floor. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Street and Dawkins introduce legislation ending life without parole

Street and Dawkins introduce legislation ending life without parole

Sen. Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) and Rep. Jason Dawkins (D-Philadelphia) held a press conference to introduce Senate Bill 942 and House Bill 135, which aim to end life without parole in Pennsylvania. 

The bills would allow those who convicted second degree murder to go before the parole board after 25 years, and those who are convicted of first degree murder to go before the board after 35 years. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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VIDEO: Women join to celebrate the 100th anniversary of PA voting to ratify the 19th Amendment

VIDEO: Women join to celebrate the 100th anniversary of PA voting to ratify the 19th Amendment

Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar joined legislators and advocates to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Pennsylvania voting to ratify the 19th Amendment. 

This amendment would give women the right to vote, and Pennsylvania became the 7th state to ratify it. 

Monday, June 24, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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VIDEO: Saylor announces $34 billion budget plan

VIDEO: Saylor announces $34 billion budget plan

House Majority Appropriations Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York) announced a $33.997 billion budget proposal during Monday afternoon's Appropriations meeting. 

Find out where money will be spent and what Minority House Appropriations Chair Matt Bradford (D-Montgomery) had to say. 

Monday, June 24, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

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
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