Freshman Focus: Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill

Freshman Focus: Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill

Sen. Kristin Phillips Hill (R-York) joined The PLS Reporter for her second time as a freshman lawmaker. Phillips-Hill moved from the House to the Senate following November's elections and she is excited to bring her experience to a larger group of constituents. 

Find out more about Phillips-Hill in her Freshman Focus interview. 

Friday, February 1, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

This week legislators called on the General Assembly to pass Marsy's Law for the second time, Governor Wolf unveiled his plan to raise the minimum wage, and The American Lung Association released its 17th "State of Tobacco Control" report. 

Friday, February 1, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Henon on leave as Council passes resolutions, amends pharma regulations

Henon on leave as Council passes resolutions, amends pharma regulations

Councilman Bobby Henon (D-District 6) was absent from Philadelphia City Council session Thursday, after initially planning to attend. The body’s Majority Leader received a requested leave of absence.

Henon was part of the 116-count indictment handed down yesterday by the Justice Department, stemming from a multi-year investigation of IBEW Local 98, of which he’s a member and paid employee. Also involved was the union’s business manager John Dougherty, one of Philadelphia’s leading organized labor leaders. Henon’s office noted this absence and decision to turn himself in and face arraignment Thursday afternoon was a last-minute change of plans.

Thursday, January 31, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
American Lung Association releases its 17th "State of Tobacco Control" report

American Lung Association releases its 17th "State of Tobacco Control" report

The PLS Reporter sat down this week with Sarah Lawver, Advocacy Director for the American Lung Association, to discuss the group's latest "State of Tobacco Control" report. 

The report issues grades to states based on efforts to reduce and prevent tobacco use. In every category but one, Pennsylvania received a failing grade.

Thursday, January 31, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Gov. Wolf calls for plan to fund infrastructures across the state

Gov. Wolf calls for plan to fund infrastructures across the state

Gov. Tom Wolf again called for a natural gas severance tax Tuesday, this time to fund infrastructure in the state However there are no indications that the plan will be any more palatable to opposing legislators than the one he pushed last session.

Whereas past proposals have attempted to use a severance tax to fund education, Wolf is now attempting to raise funds for a program that would invest in an array of infrastructure projects around the state, including flood containment, high speed internet access and blight reduction.
Thursday, January 31, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
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