One vote margins define House Judiciary gun decisions on background checks, bump stock ban

One vote margins define House Judiciary gun decisions on background checks, bump stock ban

In round two of the House Judiciary Committee’s gun votes this week, two contentious, party-splitting decisions were each decided by a single vote.

A bump stock ban passed out of committee, but universal background checks failed to garner a majority.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Budget bill passes House, makes it to Senate floor

Budget bill passes House, makes it to Senate floor

The General Assembly’s 2018-19 budget bill advanced in leaps and bounds Wednesday, moving from out of the House and onto the Senate Floor by day’s end.

HB 2121, the state’s $32.7 billion budget for the next fiscal year, passed the House by a resounding 188-10 margin before arriving in the Senate and getting near unanimous approval in the chamber’s Appropriations Committee.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Philly City Council mulls how to slow down city traffic

Philly City Council mulls how to slow down city traffic

Members of Philadelphia City Council discussed traffic calming practices for the second time within a month Tuesday to determine whether or not the city will implement additional policies to decrease traffic deaths. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
Legislators, team captains compete for Capitol All-Star bat grab

Legislators, team captains compete for Capitol All-Star bat grab

Amid the summer budget craze, a handful of legislators took a few minutes out of their day to meet in the Rotunda for the Capitol All-Star bat grab and draft.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Speaker Turzai "We'll be done early I believe"

Speaker Turzai "We'll be done early I believe"

Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) gave a budget update on Wednesday morning.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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