Bipartisan bills aim at shifting Pennsylvania to 100-percent renewable energy

Bipartisan bills aim at shifting Pennsylvania to 100-percent renewable energy

Rep. Chris Rabb (D-Philadelphia) was joined by colleagues and advocates today to talk about two bills that are currently in the legislature, House Bill 2132 and companion legislation introduced by Sen. Charles Mcllhinney (R-Bucks), Senate Bill 1104. 


The bills have a goal of transitioning Pennsylvania to 100% renewable energy by 2050.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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To fend off displacement, councilman suggests deed restrictions on city-owned land

To fend off displacement, councilman suggests deed restrictions on city-owned land

In response to growing concern from residents about displacement should Amazon make Pittsburgh its second home, Councilman Corey O’Connor (District 5) proposed legislation Tuesday placing deed restrictions on between 15 and 20 properties in Hazelwood.

With the former steel mill site of Hazelwood Green seen as a likely Amazon Headquarters location, O’Connor said the properties would be left to lower income residents to help keep them in the neighborhood.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Legislators, farm advocates urge expansion of broadband services

Legislators, farm advocates urge expansion of broadband services

There are roughly 800,000 Pennsylvanians, living in mostly rural parts of the state, who cannot access reliable high-speed internet. According to Centre County farmer Bethany Corson, the problem goes far beyond an inability to watch Netflix.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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DeLuca highlights "good government" bills and pushes Metcalfe for committee votes

DeLuca highlights "good government" bills and pushes Metcalfe for committee votes

Rep. Tony DeLuca (D-Allegheny) called a press conference to highlight bills he believes will make Pennsylvania government work better. The bills are aimed at increasing political transparency and expanding voter rights.

Rep. DeLuca said the bills have been sitting in the House State Government Committee for over a year and called on Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) to to bring them up for a vote.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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House remains torn on what to do to combat gun violence

House remains torn on what to do to combat gun violence

House members discussed potential legislation that limits access to guns and there was no consensus during the fifth gun policy public hearing Tuesday. 

House Bill 1400, the background check bill and House Bill 194, legislation that would ban assault weapons, got the most criticism from Rep. Rick Saccone (R- Allegheny) and Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks). 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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