Bill to put SNAP work requirements in the hands of General Assembly passes House committee

Bill to put SNAP work requirements in the hands of General Assembly passes House committee

Sponsored by Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill), HB 1659 requires the Department of Human Services seek approval from the General Assembly before asking for a work requirement waiver for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Monday, April 16, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Gov. Wolf signs Tierne's Law

Gov. Wolf signs Tierne's Law

In an emotional ceremony with families of Pennsylvanians killed in cases of domestic violence, Governor Tom Wolf today signed Tierne’s Law into effect.


Monday, April 16, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Advocates rally to demand action on CPR bill

Advocates rally to demand action on CPR bill

Dozens of volunteers and workers from the American Heart Association joined in the Capitol Rotunda Monday morning to ask the legislators to vote on Senate Bill 521. 

Senate Bill 521 would ensure that every Pennsylvania high school would give CPR training to every student before they graduate. This bill was created by Senator Tom Killion (R-Delaware) and is on third consideration in the Senate this week. Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Delaware) introduced House Bill 921 which has been referred to the House Education Committee. 
Monday, April 16, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video

Tweets of the Week - April 9, 2018

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.

Friday, April 13, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
In Pennsylvania’s quest to change electoral process, open primaries have bipartisan champions

In Pennsylvania’s quest to change electoral process, open primaries have bipartisan champions

In front of a packed room of redistricting reformists on March 28, Sen. Richard Alloway (R-Franklin) brought up a fresh point in the contentious row over how to change Pennsylvania’s elections: open primaries.

Alloway’s suggestion came as he tried to make sense of Sen. Lisa Boscola’s (D-Northampton) bill, SB 22, to start a non-partisan redistricting commission.

Friday, April 13, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
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