Thomas: "There's got to be a way for us to have a win-win" on soda tax

Thomas: "There's got to be a way for us to have a win-win" on soda tax

On Tuesday afternoon the House Commerce committee brought up House Bill 2241, Rep. Mark Mustio's (R-Allegheny) bill that preempts local taxation of sweetened beverages in Pennsylvania. It prohibits any municipality from levying such a tax while invalidating the current soda tax in Philadelphia.

The bill passed out of committee but not before Rep. Curtis Thomas (D-Philadelphia), minority chairman of the committee, brought up his concerns and offered amendments. Following the vote he spoke with the PLS Reporter about what happens now.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Annual right to bear arms rally attracts hundreds of gun owners, legislators, and law enforcement officials

Annual right to bear arms rally attracts hundreds of gun owners, legislators, and law enforcement officials

Lines of people reached down the capitol steps to get in the Rotunda this morning where legislators, gun owners, and members of the law enforcement community gathered to rally to protect their right to keep and bear arms.


The rally has been held annually since 2006. 


Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) introduced an array of speakers who highlighted the importance of protecting Second Amendment rights.

Monday, April 30, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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VIDEO: 3 under 3

VIDEO: 3 under 3

Check out this week's top three stories in under three minutes!
Friday, April 27, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Potential new voting machines exhibited by Department of State

Potential new voting machines exhibited by Department of State

On Thursday afternoon five vendors that were invited by the Department of State to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex showed off and explained their voter-verifiable paper record voting systems.

Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres announced on April 12th that he is instructing the state's 67 counties to have new voter-verifiable, paper record voting systems selected no later than December 31, 2019, and he hopes to have them in place before the November 2019 municipal election.

Thursday, April 26, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Auditor General: Future state agency audits will include sexual harassment policies

Auditor General: Future state agency audits will include sexual harassment policies

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale hosted a press conference Wednesday morning in which he announced he has directed his staff, in the course of their audits, to review how well state agencies are following their sexual harassment policies.

DePasquale stated, “All of us must remain vigilant in our effort to prevent and stop sexual harassment in the workplace.” He noted that it does not matter where the workplace is, sexual harassment should be stopped everywhere.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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