Democrats push for Pennsylvania to catch up to its neighbors with renewable energy policy

Democrats push for Pennsylvania to catch up to its neighbors with renewable energy policy

As more states are taking it into their own hands to address climate change issues, Democrats in Pennsylvania are hoping to get the commonwealth up to speed with some of its neighbors.

Rep. Carolyn Comitta (D-Chester) hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee meeting on July 25 to discuss how Pennsylvania can transition toward using renewable energy and meeting a goal of 100-percent clean energy by 2050. Comitta told The PLS Reporter that her biggest takeaway from the testimony was the “urgency” from those who spoke about renewable energy, waste management, and the immediate need for change.

Monday, August 12, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Wolf Administration says Berks County Residential Center conditions do not warrant an emergency removal order

Wolf Administration says Berks County Residential Center conditions do not warrant an emergency removal order

As federal immigration raids have reignited a national debate on immigration policy, Pennsylvania is facing an immigration-related conundrum of its own — what to do with a federal facility in Berks County that houses immigrants without documentation.

Activists have called on Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration to unilaterally shut down the Berks County Residential Center (BCRC), but officials say current conditions do not warrant an emergency removal order (ERO).
Tuesday, July 23, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Progressives call on lawmakers to 'tax the rich'

Progressives call on lawmakers to 'tax the rich'

On Tuesday, a small but vocal group of liberal activists gathered on the steps of the Capitol to advocate for an idea that they believe will improve Pennsylvania’s economic standing — they want to tax the rich.

 

As part of a nationwide “Tax The Rich” bus tour, progressive groups Tax March and MAYDAY America brought their traveling tour to Harrisburg, where they stumped for policies that would raise revenue by increasing taxes on Pennsylvania’s wealthiest citizens and corporations.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Rep. Rabb touts education fair funding at local school

Rep. Rabb touts education fair funding at local school

On the 65th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board of Education decision, Rep. Chris Rabb (D-Philadelphia) celebrated a school opening a new library. He also took time to discuss the need for fair funding for education.

Rabb has introduced legislation to funnel all the education budget through the proposed “fair funding” formula. Currently only new funds have gone through the student-weighted approach, which is about nine percent of the total state budget.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Rabb and Killion reintroduce legislation to push commonwealth towards 100 percent renewable energy by 2050

Rabb and Killion reintroduce legislation to push commonwealth towards 100 percent renewable energy by 2050

A bipartisan group of legislators joined together Tuesday morning to re-introduce legislation that would require by the year 2050 that the commonwealth get 100 of its energy from renewable sources. 

Rep. Chris Rabb (D-Philadelphia) introduced House Bill 1425 while Senator Tom Killion (R-Delaware) introduced Senate Bill 630. Killion is the first Republican senator to introduce this type of legislation in the country. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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