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State Sen. Ryan Aument speaks during a joint session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly in the House of Representatives chamber on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. BLAINE SHAHAN | Staff Photographer. The state Legislature's latest proposal promoting school choice could siphon millions of dollars from ...
That means we as state legislators have to fight even harder for working families. In the Pennsylvania General Assembly, we can take two steps right now to boost family paychecks and ensure more working families can earn a good life: raise the minimum wage and ensure women earn equal pay for equal ...

It was drawn in a frantic two-day period by staff for House Speaker Mike Turzai and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, without input from House or Senate Democrats, or a vote from Pennsylvania's General Assembly. Top Senate GOP lawyer Drew Crompton maintained that the court forced ...
Republican leaders in Pennsylvania's General Assembly have decried the state court ruling as partisan and have refused to provide the court with map-drawing data requested by the judges. "We still do not believe that there was a violation of the state Constitution, that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court can ...
Republican leaders in Pennsylvania's General Assembly have decried the state court ruling as partisan and have refused to provide the court with map-drawing data requested by the judges. State Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman conceded the 2011 maps were drawn with politics partly in mind but ...
Records maintained by the Pennsylvania General Assembly show that Saccone has billed taxpayers for a variety of questionable expenses, including 36 line items for various flag and flag accessory purchases totaling $4,436.30. The records also show that Saccone has spent $117,400 to lease an office ...

Carol Hill-Evans, D-York City, said she's seeking re-election in the 2018 mid-term elections. (Submitted) (Photo: The York Dispatch). Only Democrat: Hill-Evans is the only Democrat representing York County in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. She serves on the House's Education, Local Government, ...
The 2018 midterms will see an unprecedented number of women running for office — a demographic that currently makes up only 18.5 percent of Pennsylvania's General Assembly. Among these women is Jennifer O'Mara, a 2017 graduate of Penn's Graduate School of Arts & Sciences who works at Penn ...
The motion seeks the ability to submit an amicus brief on behalf of the Pennsylvania General Assembly and support their emergency request for stay (a request for immediate action addressed to an individual Justice). Raising issues pertaining to the potential disruption of 2018 elections, the state leaders ...
The two presiding officers of the Pennsylvania General Assembly have filed an emergency application with nation's top court Thursday for relief from an 11th-hour state court order to redraw the state's 18 congressional districts. Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson County, and Speaker ...
State Senator Chuck McIlhinney said Friday he will not seek re-election this year. He is the third Republican this week to announce a retirement from state government. Another Republican lawmaker has announced his retirement from Pennsylvania's general assembly. State Senator Chuck McIlhinney, ...
One can argue the Pennsylvania General Assembly should be a full-time legislature as there is always much work to do. The legislative work of policy making, oversight of the bureaucracy, and financial oversight should be done year-round. Addressing budgetary cost drivers through policy change well in ...
Back in 2012, when Trump was a reality television star and not leader of the free world, Republicans in Pennsylvania's General Assembly pitched voter fraud fears to push legislation requiring voters to show state-issued photo identification at polling places. The Voter ID law, signed into law by Gov.
636504964359103422-diamond-head.jpg. Russ Diamond (Photo: submitted). CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. State Representative Russ Diamond (R-Annville) announced Jan. 2 that he would seek re-election to represent the 102nd District in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
We're hoping that Pennsylvania women will see their legislators say “Yes” to making laws creating the community they deserve. State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, and state Sen. Judy Schwank, D-Berks, are co-chairs of the bipartisan Women's Health Caucus in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
“There has been a culture of 'get everything you can' in Pennsylvania's General Assembly for a long time and the lack of a gift ban is just another component of that,” Knepper said. Under Pennsylvania ethics laws, the release said lawmakers are required to disclose gifts of more than $250 per year.
“I do not think that we should have nondisclosure agreements that mask the names of people in the Pennsylvania General Assembly that are found to have harassed staff. Period.” Similar legislation is pending in the Senate, as are several other harassment-related bills in both chambers. Caltagirone has ...

As the only Democrat representing York County in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, Hill-Evans serves on the House's Education, Local Government, Urban Affairs and Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness committees. Hill-Evans is a member of the Prayer Caucus, the Black Caucus and the ...
The Pennsylvania General Assembly is one of the largest and most expensive in the nation. It has 253 members, who each each earn north of $86,000 per year, with generous benefits. The assembly passed this year's budget four months late, and with $1.5 billion in borrowing.
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday praised the Pennsylvania General Assembly for voting to reauthorize Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program and called on the U.S. Congress to take action on the federal reauthorization: “I applaud the Pennsylvania General Assembly for voting to ...
After several months of negotiation, and amid a larger debate on gaming expansion, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed Act 42 of 2017, a sweeping gambling reform bill. For municipalities in Pennsylvania, Act 42 has two notable provisions, one of limited impact on municipalities hosting casinos ...
Voters should have the opportunity to say if Pennsylvania should amend its state constitution to cut 52 seats from the state House of Representatives. The complex process necessary to amend the constitution had been on a path to getting that proposal on the ballot this year — until last week, when House ...
Voters should have the opportunity to say if Pennsylvania should amend its state constitution to cut 52 seats from the state House of Representatives. The complex process necessary to amend the constitution had been on a path to getting that proposal on the ballot this year — until last week, when House ...
It was drawn in a frantic two-day period by staff for House Speaker Mike Turzai and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, without input from House or Senate Democrats, or a vote from Pennsylvania's General Assembly. Top Senate GOP lawyer Drew Crompton maintained that the court forced ...
It was drawn in a frantic two-day period by staff for House Speaker Mike Turzai and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, without input from House or Senate Democrats, or a vote from Pennsylvania's General Assembly. Top Senate GOP lawyer Drew Crompton maintained that the court forced ...
With 253 members, the Pennsylvania General Assembly is the second-largest in the country. If the same legislation passes both chambers of ...
Well, looks like the Pennsylvania General Assembly is ready to RAISE SOME HELL make that possibility a reality, because on Thursday the ...
This increasing use of transportation network companies by the public led the Pennsylvania General Assembly to pass legislation last to ...
... have found their interests frustrated by the realities of partisan politics, Republicans who control the Pennsylvania General Assembly have a ...
The Pennsylvania General Assembly has yet to develop enabling legislation for taxing entities to raise local sales taxes or income taxes to ...
And this is why, for the last ten years, we've had pretty much the same representatives in Congress and in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, ...
... against state House Speaker Mike Turzai, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati and the Pennsylvania General Assembly is just one of ...
(AP) — Republican leaders in Pennsylvania's General Assembly on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to put on ice a federal lawsuit ...
In 1990, the Pennsylvania General Assembly enacted Pennsylvania's insurance bad faith statute, codified at 42 Pa.C.S. §8371 (Section 8371).
Online gaming is on the verge of becoming law in the state of Pennsylvania after the House voted Thursday to approve the milestone ...
... focused treatment across the commonwealth, and why I have asked the Pennsylvania General Assembly to pass pending legislation that will ...
The Pennsylvania General Assembly has been looking for ways to cover a $2.2 billion budget gap, and lawmakers in the Harrisburg capital ...
After a delay of almost four months, the Pennsylvania General Assembly has approved Penn State's non-preferred appropriations bill for the ...
Property tax relief programs for the elderly and for struggling families could be put into place by the Pennsylvania General Assembly under our ...
The Pennsylvania State House and Senate recently advanced a bill that aims to strengthen the Pennsylvania One Call system, which aims to ...
... constitutional convention on the terms and size of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, spending without an enacted budget, the office of the ...
... year compiled by the Pennsylvania General Assembly's Center for Rural Pennsylvania. Success in these schools depends on a child's ability ...
Gersch was in federal court, trying to fight back a stay by lawyers for Pennsylvania's General Assembly. The issue? Gerrymandering.
Both chambers of the Pennsylvania General Assembly plan to return to the Capitol next week and could vote on a plan to end the state's nearly ...
In late October, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a resolution supporting nuclear energy. That resolution urges the Federal Energy ...
... Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito denied, on Friday, a push by the leaders of the Pennsylvania General Assembly to put the case on hold.
... working-class colleges” should be an idea that has broad bipartisan appeal, especially from members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly ...
Four early education programs in the Greater Pottstown Area have received an additional $1 million through the new state budget which ...
Legislation in the Pennsylvania General Assembly would allow third-party review of oil and gas drilling permits. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images).
... “Few, but Mighty: Women and Bill Sponsorship in the Pennsylvania General Assembly,” by the Pennsylvania Center for Women in Politics at ...


 

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