House passes state repealer bill after key Republicans vote yes

House passes state repealer bill after key Republicans vote yes

When House Republicans advanced a sweeping regulatory reform package in the spring, one bill was missing. That bill, House Bill 1055, would create a state office tasked with identifying regulations to repeal — something Democrats decried and Republicans praised.

 

And while the bill looked certain to pass, a 100-97 vote fell short of the constitutional majority needed to pass, calling the bill’s future into question. But a motion to reconsider on Tuesday resurrected the bill, which, this time, passed the House with enough votes.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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3 under 3!

3 under 3!

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From Pennsylvanians getting ready to see yet another raise in toll prices to one state legislator pushing to ban non-disclosure agreements relating to sexual assault in the workplace to a meeting on the 2020 census. 

Thursday, July 18, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: Klunk joins The PLS Reporter to talk about legislation banning non-disclosure agreements related to sexual harassment

VIDEO: Klunk joins The PLS Reporter to talk about legislation banning non-disclosure agreements related to sexual harassment

Rep. Kate Klunk (R-York) sat down with The PLS Reporter to talk about her legislation that would ban companies from requiring an employee to sign a non-disclosure agreement relating to sexual harassment as a condition for getting a job or at any point during their job. 
Wednesday, July 17, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

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This week around the Capitol, the House Education Committee approved bills affecting charter schools, legislation that bans abortion for babies based on a Down syndrome diagnosis passed through the House, and legislators pushed to be a leader when it comes to making changes for the state's foster care system. 

Thursday, May 16, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Abortion vote underscores shifting makeup of Democratic caucus

Abortion vote underscores shifting makeup of Democratic caucus

A bill barring abortion on the basis of a Down syndrome diagnosis cleared the House Tuesday, prompting cheers from abortion opponents. 15 Democrats joined an overwhelming majority of their Republican colleagues in supporting the controversial proposal.

But a first glance at the roll call vote on HB 321, authored by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-York), belies its significance relative to the changing profile of the Democratic Caucus in the House. 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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