Did You Get The Memo? Redistricting, net operating losses and candidate background checks

Did You Get The Memo? Redistricting, net operating losses and candidate background checks

Amid all the floor debates, press conferences and committee hearings, the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s newest co-sponsorship memos can get lost in the shuffle. That’s why The PLS Reporter rounds up some of the most noteworthy co-sponsorship memos each week, so you can stay informed of what’s going on in the Capitol.

 

In this week’s feature are memos for proposals that would reform how electoral districts are drawn, eliminate the expiration for net operating losses and require school board candidates to pass background checks.

Friday, November 22, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Despite push from Republican lawmakers, Wolf vetoes Down syndrome abortion ban

Despite push from Republican lawmakers, Wolf vetoes Down syndrome abortion ban

Despite approval from a Republican-controlled legislature, Pennsylvania’s top executive has vetoed a bill that would have banned abortions based on a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis.


The Senate approved House Bill 321 mostly along party lines Wednesday as Republican lawmakers looked to add a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis to the list of reasons women may not receive an abortion in Pennsylvania. 

Thursday, November 21, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
As rural hospitals take a beating, facilities hope state, federal partnerships will improve prospects

As rural hospitals take a beating, facilities hope state, federal partnerships will improve prospects

JERSEY SHORE, Pa.—The rural nature of Jersey Shore is quickly apparent as you peel off of the highway, undertaking a final 45-minute trek that scales the Lycoming County hillside and gives the data signal of even the heartiest cell phone provider a beating.

No, no, not that Jersey Shore. Unlike its Garden State counterpart, the town of 4,100 nestled along the Susquehanna River lacks reality TV stars, sandy beaches or boardwalks.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Did You Get The Memo? Wrongful convictions, smoke detectors and local solar power

Did You Get The Memo? Wrongful convictions, smoke detectors and local solar power

Amid all the floor debates, press conferences and committee hearings, the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s newest co-sponsorship memos can get lost in the shuffle. That’s why The PLS Reporter rounds up some of the most noteworthy co-sponsorship memos each week, so you can stay informed of what’s going on in the Capitol.

 

In this week’s feature are memos for proposals that would enact more safeguards to cut down on wrongful convictions, increase daycare safety through smoke detector inspections and expand access to solar energy.

Friday, August 16, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Wolf signs executive order to overhaul state services for vulnerable populations

Wolf signs executive order to overhaul state services for vulnerable populations

 

In an effort to improve state services for vulnerable populations across the state, Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday signed an executive order to launch a new office that will review and recommend changes to social and protective services.  

The executive order will establish the Office of Advocacy and Reform and will be made up of three positions: an appointed executive director, an appointed child advocate and the Department of Aging’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman. 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
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