Laughlin-Alloway Education Committee switch made official

Laughlin-Alloway Education Committee switch made official

After days of speculation and one cancelled vote in committee as a result, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) announced Wednesday that Sen. Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) has resigned as a member of the Senate Education Committee and is being replaced by Sen. Rich Alloway (R-Franklin).

Wednesday, December 13, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Senate starts process of allowing Game Commission, Fish and Boat Commission to set their own licensing fees

Senate starts process of allowing Game Commission, Fish and Boat Commission to set their own licensing fees

The Senate Game and Fisheries Committee sent two bills to the full Senate for consideration Wednesday that would, in sum, allow the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to set their own licensing fees.

 

Currently, the two commissions are funded largely by fees from licenses and the mechanism to raise licensing fees rests solely with the General Assembly.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Libre's Law not forgotten by the people of Pennsylvania

Libre's Law not forgotten by the people of Pennsylvania

Sen. Richard Alloway (R-Franklin) was joined by Rep. David Parker (R-Monroe) and multiple advocates for HB 869 who were hoping to get Libre's Law through the House during the legislature's few remaining session days.

While HB 869 passed through the Senate with flying colors, Sen. Alloway isn't confident that it will be voted out of the House this week. He hopes it will be brought up when the legislature is together again in January.

Monday, November 14, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video

Proposed legislation on “sanctuary cities” could have impact on Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

Pending state legislation that would punish so-called "sanctuary cities" could have an impact on Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
End of session legislation update – October 25, 2016

End of session legislation update – October 25, 2016

This update will be amended throughout the day

With many proposals racing to completion or failure as the General Assembly tries to wrap up the 2015-2016 legislative session, here’s an update on where some of the high-profile legislative pieces stand.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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