Consideration of bill to reduce the size of state House of Representatives becomes redistricting reform proxy war

Consideration of bill to reduce the size of state House of Representatives becomes redistricting reform proxy war

During Tuesday’s consideration of House Bill 153—a constitutional amendment that would allow voters to decide whether to reduce the state House of Representatives to 151 members—Democrats on the House State Government Committee used the legislative process to offer an amendment to the bill that resulted in the waging of a proxy war over redistricting reform.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
House committee advances veto-fated abortion bill

House committee advances veto-fated abortion bill

The House Health Committee on Monday advanced Senate Bill 3 along a party line vote despite a renewed promise from Gov. Tom Wolf to veto the legislation.

Monday, December 4, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Women in Pennsylvania Government: Rep. Mary Jo Daley (D-Montgomery)

Women in Pennsylvania Government: Rep. Mary Jo Daley (D-Montgomery)

Rep. Mary Jo Daley (D-Montgomery) squeezed The PLS Reporter in for a "Women in Pennsylvania Government" interview during her busy day Tuesday.

Rep. Daley stated that she has always felt being a woman was an advantage to her during her time as a Representative. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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House committee advances tax amnesty proposal

House committee advances tax amnesty proposal

The House Finance Committee Tuesday advanced legislation by Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R-Bucks) that would provide for a new tax amnesty proposal that could, according to supporters, garner $150 million for next year’s budget.

The bill, House Bill 1888, passed the committee with 18-6 bipartisan support and would allow taxpayers to satisfy existing tax liabilities and only pay half the interest without prosecution.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Legislation authorizing ride-sharing companies inches closer to final passage

Legislation authorizing ride-sharing companies inches closer to final passage

The House Consumer Affairs Committee moved a bill Wednesday that would authorize transportation network companies—like Uber and Lyft—to operate in Pennsylvania.

Senate Bill 984, introduced by Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington), has been making its way through the General Assembly since last September and was recently the subject of several months of study and consideration by the House Consumer Affairs Committee, which has had the bill since last November after it passed the Senate 48 to 2.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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