Did You Get The Memo? State police funding, vaccine policy and online wine

Did You Get The Memo? State police funding, vaccine policy and online wine

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 transfers from the Motor License Fund to the Pennsylvania State Police, require schools to disclose how many students haven’t been vaccinated and allow customers to order wine online. 
Friday, August 2, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
ACLU announces lawsuit against PA State Police over discriminatory traffic stops

ACLU announces lawsuit against PA State Police over discriminatory traffic stops

After 10 motorists were allegedly targeted by Pennsylvania State Police for vehicle stops due to being Latinx, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Pennsylvania announced that they filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the State Police and the seven troopers involved.

According to ACLU, the police stopped the vehicles and unlawfully detained the motorist and their families while they investigated their immigration status.

Thursday, June 27, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Sturla, Wolf call for support for legislation placing a fee on municipalities using solely state police coverage

Sturla, Wolf call for support for legislation placing a fee on municipalities using solely state police coverage

Rep. Mike Sturla (D-Lancaster) and Gov. Tom Wolf were joined by other members of the House and Senate to ask for support for Sturla's House Bill 959 which would require municipalities to pay a fee if they do not have a local police department and rely on Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) instead. 

The money that is currently being used to support PSP covering these areas is coming out of Pennsylvania's Motor License Fund (MLF) which is the money that funds road and bridge maintenance. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
DePasquale announces audit of contract to revamp statewide radio system

DePasquale announces audit of contract to revamp statewide radio system

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale held a press conference Thursday morning where he shared his anger and annoyance towards the failing statewide radio system that Pennsylvania State Police and first responders have been using. 

DePasquale stated that he will soon be starting an audit of the contract for the statewide radio system.

Thursday, May 3, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
House committee renews push for local police radar law

House committee renews push for local police radar law

Get pulled over by a local police officer in Pennsylvania and you can be sure of at least one thing – you weren’t caught speeding by a radar gun.

That’s because in the Commonwealth, radar timing devices can be only used by the state police. Pennsylvania is the only state that prohibits municipal police from using radar, and Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland) is the latest in a long succession of lawmakers who want that to change.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: News and Views
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