Ahead of redistricting floor fight, a wave of amendments crashes on the House

Ahead of redistricting floor fight, a wave of amendments crashes on the House

In the collective memory of the Legislative Reference Bureau, June 21, 2018 will always stand out.

According to Vince Deliberato, who has worked at LRB since the ‘80s and is the current director, no one can remember a day that tops the 721 amendments that passed into the office Thursday.

Thursday, June 21, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Tobacco settlement nets state budget funding

Tobacco settlement nets state budget funding

Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Thursday that he reached a settlement in the Tobacco Masters Settlement Agreement.

The settlement netted the state nearly $357 million. That money, however, had already been earmarked within the state's 2018-19 budget to cover long term care costs.

Thursday, June 21, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Stephens bill to protect employees from workplace violence

Stephens bill to protect employees from workplace violence

During Thursday's House Labor and Industry meeting the topic was Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) bill, House Bill 2071, which implements a voluntary workplace violence policy to attempt to protect employees.

There were four amendments on the bill and all but one failed before the bill was passed out of committee with two Democrats voting with Republicans in an otherwise party-line vote. 

Rep. Stephens spoke with The PLS Reporter after the meeting on his bill and why it is important to him.
Thursday, June 21, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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