Leaders put big picture reforms on radar for last days of session

Leaders put big picture reforms on radar for last days of session

Legislative leaders have, after months of stalled efforts and with fifty days to the election, started pushing big changes to state government.

Speaking to the Philadelphia Daily News’ John Baer, Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) said that during the run-up to sine die, he wants to prioritize congressional redistricting reform and shrinking the size of the state legislature before the November general election, perhaps even adding session days.

This follows up on Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) officially releasing his bill to open primaries last week.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Stephens bill clarifies penalties for those failing to report sexual abuse

Stephens bill clarifies penalties for those failing to report sexual abuse

Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) joined The PLS Reporter to talk about his legislation, House Bill 2641.

The bill would clarify when higher penalties should apply to people who are required to report suspected child abuse, but fail to do so. 

Stephens is one of a handful of legislators who introduced legislation relating to the grand jury report that was released last month. 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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