Republican David Rowe wins in three-way central PA House race

Republican David Rowe wins in three-way central PA House race

Lewisburg businessman David Rowe held off challenges both from Democrats and from within his own party to win a central Pennsylvania House seat Tuesday night.

Rowe defeated the Democratic nominee, Sunbury physician Jennifer Rager-Kay, as well as conservative Clair Moyer, who was staging a write-in campaign after being denied the Republican nomination, to win the right to represent the 85th Assembly District in Harrisburg.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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JRI II parole reforms face uncertain future after recent murders by parolees

JRI II parole reforms face uncertain future after recent murders by parolees

Many state lawmakers hoped to move forward with reforms to Pennsylvania’s parole system this fall, but a recent spate of murders by parolees may slow passage of the second phase of the state’s Justice Reinvestment Initiative. 

The reforms, known colloquially as JRI II, are designed to reinvest more funding into county probation and parole programs from savings created by other portions of the legislation. However, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee now wants an independent investigation into Pennsylvania’s current parole processes before advancing the bills. 


Tuesday, August 20, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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Rep. Ryan unveils legislation eliminating school property taxes

Rep. Ryan unveils legislation eliminating school property taxes

Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) hosted a press conference Tuesday morning where he unveiled House Bill 13,  which calls for a total elimination of the school property tax within two years. 

Ryan's legislation would replace school property taxes with an increase of 1.85 percent to the local Personal Income Tax, an increase to the local sales tax of 2 percent on food and clothing, and a tax on retirement income at a rate of 4.92 percent. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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