'Tierne's law' on domestic violence passes House, needs one more vote in Senate

'Tierne's law' on domestic violence passes House, needs one more vote in Senate

By a unanimous vote Monday afternoon, “Tierne’s Law” — originally introduced as SB 449 by Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington) — passed in the House. 

 

However, two other bills, SB 500, from Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny), and SB 919, from Sen. Arthur Haywood (D-Montgomery), both passed committee and are on the Senate’s calendar for the first day of session in over a month scheduled for next week
Tuesday, March 13, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
House committee advances regulatory reform bills

House committee advances regulatory reform bills

The House State Government Committee advanced two bills during Tuesday’s voting session that would limit regulations and expedite the permitting process.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Pittsburgh and Allegheny County officials call for ethics reforms

Pittsburgh and Allegheny County officials call for ethics reforms

In the wake of Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed “Citizens First” ethics plan, Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner has proposed similar reforms to be enacted at a county level for candidates and officials.  Controller Wagner’s suggested reforms, similar to Gov. Wolf’s, focus on ethics, transparency, and campaign finance. 
 
Measures would include a gift ban to county officials and staff, placing limits on campaign contributions and making the records publicly accessible, and requiring county officials to disclose outside sources of income.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Legislators, advocates and those affected rally for bill to prohibit abortion of children with Down syndrome

Legislators, advocates and those affected rally for bill to prohibit abortion of children with Down syndrome

Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) spoke at a rally Monday afternoon to discuss House Bill 2050. This bill would prohibit the abortion of a child due solely to a diagnosis of possible Down syndrome.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
House members hold press conference to discuss mental health and school shooting misconceptions

House members hold press conference to discuss mental health and school shooting misconceptions

Rep. Dan Miller (D-Allegheny) said during a Tuesday press conference that, although mental health resources are a necessity, it is not responsible to make a relationship between people with mental illnesses and violence.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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