Comprehensive redistricting reform is dead for 2020, but allies are still looking at smaller fixes

Comprehensive redistricting reform is dead for 2020, but allies are still looking at smaller fixes

Despite a lot of talk, redistricting reform never advanced out from under the weight of over 600 House amendments.

But despite their failure this year, advocates and lawmakers allies are looking at what they can do without a constitutional amendment to change the system ahead of the next census.
Monday, August 6, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Stephens bill could change bail conditions for repeat DUI offenders

Stephens bill could change bail conditions for repeat DUI offenders

The PLS Reporter sat down with Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) to discuss his legislation, House Bill 2538. 

The bill would authorize courts to require an individual to wear an alcohol monitoring device as a condition of bail for repeat DUI offenders.

Monday, August 6, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Tweets of the Week - July 30, 2018

Tweets of the Week - July 30, 2018

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, August 3, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's three events in under three minutes. 

Friday, August 3, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Tags: 3 under 3
State blocks 3D gun design downloads while lawmakers grapple with advancing tech

State blocks 3D gun design downloads while lawmakers grapple with advancing tech

Just five years ago, conversations about the Liberator — the small, one shot 3D-printed handgun whose plans were made available online in 2013 — would have mostly been confined to internet forums and social media.

But following the Defense Distributed settlement with the federal government June 29, which allowed the organization to post not just its plans for the Liberator online, but for also schematics for semi-automatic handguns and assault rifles, addressing the new reality of a printable arsenal is popping up in the halls of Harrisburg.

Thursday, August 2, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
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