House Democrats push gun reform bills in response to Parkland shooting

House Democrats push gun reform bills in response to Parkland shooting

The PA SAFE Caucus outlined legislation aimed at gun reform during a Wednesday press conference, exactly a month after the Parkland school shooting.


“It’s time to save lives through sensible gun regulation,” Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Montgomery) , co-chair of the caucus, said.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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Seven Lt. Governor hopefuls debate issues at progressive summit

Seven Lt. Governor hopefuls debate issues at progressive summit

The crowded field of seven Democrats took to a stage Friday night to build some daylight in the race to win the party’s nod for Lt. Governor.

Besides embattled incumbent Mike Stack, Braddock Mayor John Fetterman, veteran and pharmacist Aryanna Berringer, Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone, Montgomery County State Rep. Madeleine Dean, Lancaster County Commissioner Craig Lehman and businessman and community activist Ray Sosa all appeared at the forum, organized by Keystone Progress, a progressive advocacy group in Pennsylvania.

Sunday, February 4, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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After Las Vegas mass shooting, PA lawmakers look to ban “bump stocks”

After Las Vegas mass shooting, PA lawmakers look to ban “bump stocks”

After the deadliest mass shooting in US history in Las Vegas last week that left 58 dead—including at least one Pennsylvanian—and over 500 injured, Pennsylvania lawmakers have started the process of introducing legislation to ban so-called “bump stocks,” after-market gun modifications that allow semi-automatic rifles to function similarly automatics.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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As revenue projections hold, IFO sees continued weakness in sales tax growth

As revenue projections hold, IFO sees continued weakness in sales tax growth

Appearing before the House State Government Committee Wednesday to brief members on their current and legislatively proposed job functions, the Independent Fiscal Office reported that while their current year revenue projections are holding firm, there is continued weakness in sales tax growth that is ultimately adding to undermined General Fund revenue collections.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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House State Government Committee holds second hearing on giving the General Assembly more regulatory oversight

House State Government Committee holds second hearing on giving the General Assembly more regulatory oversight

The House State Government Committee held the second of its two hearings on solutions for improving oversight and relieving regulatory burdens for oil and gas industries in Pennsylvania on Tuesday morning.

This hearing focused on past acts of the Pennsylvania legislature and how they can be used to improve future legislation, and current barriers that the Commonwealth faces in regard to competition on a national level with current regulations.

Much of the hearing focused on environmental regulations as they pertain to the oil and gas industry, which have been a bone of contention with some Republican members are stifling economic development and job creation.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
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