Berks County Detention Center receives mixed reviews after legislative visit; PA residents still hope to shut it down

Berks County Detention Center receives mixed reviews after legislative visit; PA residents still hope to shut it down

Earlier this summer Rep. Chris Rabb (D-Philadelphia) and Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) took a tour of the Berks County Detention Center. The center is one of three family detention centers in the country but multiple legislators and advocacy groups are hoping to shut it down. 
Tuesday, August 21, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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VIDEO: Sen. Schwank talks bill to criminalize the act of sextortion

VIDEO: Sen. Schwank talks bill to criminalize the act of sextortion

A new term some might be unfamiliar with is sextortion, so what exactly is it? The PLS Reporter spoke with Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks), who discussed sextortion and her bill to address it.

Thursday, May 17, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Activists emphasize importance of speed cameras on Roosevelt Blvd, work zones

Activists emphasize importance of speed cameras on Roosevelt Blvd, work zones

Last week The PLS Reporter caught up with Sen. David Argall (R-Schuylkill) and Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) to discuss Senate Bill 172The bill would create a five-year pilot program for the use of speed cameras in active work-zones and also on Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia. 


On Tuesday morning a handful of activists joined to discuss more in-depth the reasons speed cameras are needed on the Roosevelt Boulevard.

Executive director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, Sarah Clark Stuart, led the press conference and also explained to The PLS Reporter the importance of these speed cameras.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Sen. Schwank promotes resolution to encourage gender diversity in the work place

Sen. Schwank promotes resolution to encourage gender diversity in the work place

Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) held a press conference Tuesday morning along with members of the Executive Women’s Council where they spoke out to encourage gender diversity in the work place through Senate Resolution 255.

The resolution urges both private and publicly held businesses and nonprofits in Pennsylvania to have a minimum of 30 percent women directors by Dec. 31, 2020.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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As Wolf decides to hold Inspector General report on Stack, Senate begins movement of bill to change how Lieutenant Governor is elected

As Wolf decides to hold Inspector General report on Stack, Senate begins movement of bill to change how Lieutenant Governor is elected

The Senate State Government Committee Tuesday advanced legislation sponsored by Sen. Dave Argall (R-Schuylkill) that would reform the way the Office of Lieutenant Governor is filled by making the position one chosen by a party’s candidate for governor to run as a ticket, as opposed to the current method of having the office independently elected.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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