Did You Get The Memo? Lowering the Corporate Net Income Tax, legislator health benefits and opioid warning labels

Did You Get The Memo? Lowering the Corporate Net Income Tax, legislator health benefits and opioid warning labels

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 lower the Corporate Net Income Tax rate, terminate health insurance benefits for legislators and their family once they leave office and place warning labels on opioid prescriptions.

Friday, October 18, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
HDPC holds mental health discussion forum in Exton

HDPC holds mental health discussion forum in Exton

Mental health experts joined citizens and House Democratic Policy Committee members in Exton Friday to discuss how schools and legislators can better help students experiencing anxiety and other mental health problems.
 
Students at nearby Downingtown East High School have seen four classmates and recent graduates commit suicide between February 2018 and January 2019. The community has sought answers and help to deal with this crisis and prevent further tragedies.
Friday, October 18, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
Philadelphia legislator wants to allow ranked-choice voting in municipal elections

Philadelphia legislator wants to allow ranked-choice voting in municipal elections

Sen. Anthony Williams (D-Philadelphia) wants to give municipalities the option to implement ranked-choice voting in their local elections in this latest effort in election reform.

Earlier this month, Williams introduced a memorandum seeking co-sponsorship for legislation giving the option for ranked-choice local elections in order to “improve civic engagement and voter turnout in Pennsylvania’s municipal elections.”

Friday, October 18, 2019/Author: Harrison Cann
Right 2 Know Episode 27: Kids, the podcast is broke and we didn’t even know it

Right 2 Know Episode 27: Kids, the podcast is broke and we didn’t even know it

It is just Andrew and Justin this week to crack jokes about longshot presidential candidate Mark Sanford's visit to Harrisburg. The primarily focus, however, is what is on the docket during next week's session. We drill down on changes to the parole system, Sunday hunting and regulatory reform. Andrew also makes a joke about cracker plants and saltines for the millionth time. Like what you hear? Find us on Spotify, iTunes and Google Play.
Friday, October 18, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
ACLU calls for reduction in “redundant” criminal offenses

ACLU calls for reduction in “redundant” criminal offenses

Is the Pennsylvania Crimes Code in need of a re-write?

 

That’s the opinion of researchers at the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, who suggest that a decades-long expansion of the Pa. Crimes Code is driving incarceration in the state.

Friday, October 18, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
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