Tweets of the Week - October 28, 2019

Tweets of the Week - October 28, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, November 1, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Did You Get The Memo? Buying into Medicaid, air pollution alerts and microhydropower

Did You Get The Memo? Buying into Medicaid, air pollution alerts and microhydropower

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 allow Pennsylvania residents to buy into Medicaid, start a microhydropower pilot program, and establish a notification system for large air pollution events.

Friday, November 1, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
HDPC discusses next steps on RGGI

HDPC discusses next steps on RGGI

House Democratic Policy Committee members met Friday in Havertown to learn more about the state’s options with the regional greenhouse gas initiative Governor Tom Wolf (D) committed to last month.
 
Pennsylvania will join nine others, including three neighboring states, in placing a cap on carbon dioxide emissions and inducing power plants to purchase allowances based upon their emission levels through a common market. Wolf announced an executive order October 3 to enter the “cap-and-trade” program.
Friday, November 1, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
Right 2 Know Episode 29: Election Day preview

Right 2 Know Episode 29: Election Day preview

Off-year election, scmoff-year election; Justin and Andrew bring you everything you need to know before you head to the polls next week. We focus most heavily on the controversial Marsy's Law question, hearing from Marsy's Law for Pennsylvania Director Jennifer Riley and ACLU Legal Director Elizabeth Randol on their differing points of view on the crime victims' rights amendment. Like what you hear? Follow us on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Spotify.
Friday, November 1, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Boockvar, Marsy's Law supporters ask Supreme Court to overturn 'unprecedented' injunction

Boockvar, Marsy's Law supporters ask Supreme Court to overturn 'unprecedented' injunction

Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar and supporters of the constitutional amendment Marsy’s Law filed a last-minute appeal Thursday night to the state Supreme Court, seeking to overturn an injunction issued this week by a lower court blocking votes from being counted on the controversial ballot initiative.

The injunction, issued Wednesday by Commonwealth Court Judge Ellen Ceisler, was a major victory for groups arguing Marsy’s Law is unconstitutional because voters do not have the opportunity to vote on a myriad of proposed changes to the constitution separately.
Friday, November 1, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
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