Right 2 Know Episode 26: Southeast Spotlight with Rep. Joanna McClinton

Right 2 Know Episode 26: Southeast Spotlight with Rep. Joanna McClinton

Our good pal Marco Cerino nabs Rep. Joanna McClinton (D-Philadelphia) for a chat about her first term as Minority Caucus Chair and hears a bit about the ins and outs of making sure the caucus is humming along smoothly. He also gets a behind the scenes look at last summer's budget negotiations and gets an update on prison gerrymandering and recreational marijuana. Like what you hear? Follow the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.
Friday, October 11, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Did You Get The Memo? Polk and White Haven centers, prescription drug costs and Footloose

Did You Get The Memo? Polk and White Haven centers, prescription drug costs and Footloose

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 place a moratorium on the controversial closure of two state facilities, repeal a 1900s law relating to dance halls and direct the state to study the benefits of importing prescription drugs.
Friday, September 27, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Philadelphia legislators, activists push to resolve prison-based gerrymandering

Philadelphia legislators, activists push to resolve prison-based gerrymandering

Ahead of the 2020 Census, Philadelphia legislators and activists are making a case for incarcerated individuals to be counted at their home addresses rather than at the prisons where they are being housed. 

Rep. Joanna McClinton (D-Philadelphia) introduced HB 940 in March that would amend Pennsylvania Election Code to count individuals incarcerated in Federal or State correctional facilities at their last known residence. The bill has 18 co-sponsors in the House so far. 

Friday, July 26, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Did You Get The Memo? Property tax rates, pre-trial detention and parole eligibility

Did You Get The Memo? Property tax rates, pre-trial detention and parole eligibility

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 reduce property tax rates as school districts pay of their debt, prohibit pre-trial detention of children in adult facilities and provide parole eligibility to people with life sentences.

Friday, June 21, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Legislators discuss legislation that would automate expungements

Legislators discuss legislation that would automate expungements

Rep. Joanna McClinton (D-Philadelphia) led a press conference Wednesday morning where she was joined by Rep. Tedd Nesbit (R-Mercer) and others to talk about legislation that would expunge a criminal record when a person has been fully acquitted of a charge or a pardon has been granted. 

McClinton and Nesbit have authored House Bill 440, while Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington) has introduced its companion bill in the Senate. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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