Pashinski discusses importance of HB 1539 and kinship navigator programs

Pashinski discusses importance of HB 1539 and kinship navigator programs

On Thursday morning, Department of Human Services Secretary, Teresa Miller, and Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary, Jennifer Smith, joined Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski (D-Luzerne), Rep. Katharine Watson (R-Bucks) and other legislators to announce grant funding that supports kinship navigator programs.

Thursday, October 11, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Burns discusses bills that clarify sexual assault victims' rights

Burns discusses bills that clarify sexual assault victims' rights

Rep. Frank Burns (D-Cambria) joined The PLS Reporter to discuss his bills that help clarify the rights for victims of sexual abuse. 
Thursday, October 11, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Harrisburg considering amendment on Philly commercial property taxes

Harrisburg considering amendment on Philly commercial property taxes

Legislation before the House and Senate would amend the state Constitution and allow for Philadelphia to charge higher real estate taxes for business properties than residential properties.

This is the second consecutive session with such legislation. As required to alter the Pennsylvania Constitution, it must pass a second time and then be approved by voter referendum.

Thursday, October 11, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
While liability questions persist, sanctuary city bill advances in House

While liability questions persist, sanctuary city bill advances in House

A bill forcing Pennsylvania municipalities to help enforce federal immigration laws was modified and advanced out of the House Judiciary Committee by a strong bipartisan margin Wednesday afternoon.

The bill, SB 10 from Sen. Guy Reschenthaler (R-Allegheny), originally let citizens hurt by an undocumented immigrant sue their local government for damages if they do not aid in immigration enforcement. It passed 19-5.

Now, under language borrowed from Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia), it lets residents of sanctuary cities or other jurisdictions preemptively sue their governing body to overturn the policies.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
County Executive Fitzgerald proposes 2019 budget to Allegheny County Council

County Executive Fitzgerald proposes 2019 budget to Allegheny County Council

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald presented his proposed budget for the 2019 before Allegheny County Council Tuesday night. 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
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