Philadelphia lawmakers call "preemption" on Stephens workplace violence bill

Philadelphia lawmakers call "preemption" on Stephens workplace violence bill

House Bill 2071, known as the Workplace Violence Prevention Act, aims to allow employers to implement safeguards that they deem necessary in their business by preventing local jurisdictions from enacting measures that would stop them from doing so. Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery), the bill’s prime sponsor, says employers have a right to protect themselves.

However opponents contend the bill is aimed squarely against Philadelphia’s efforts to ban bulletproof barriers in certain businesses – namely “stop-and-gos”.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
New caucus, legislation in works as Democratic representatives react to police shooting

New caucus, legislation in works as Democratic representatives react to police shooting

In light of the police shooting last week of Antwon Rose Jr. and the overall tallies of, in particular, black people killed by police, a group of Democratic legislators gathered Monday to call for a package of policing reform bills.

Including Allegheny County representatives Ed Gainey, Austin Davis and Jake Wheatley, as well as Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Chairman Rep. Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia), the lawmakers pushed for reform to restore the faith of communities of color in police.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Evankovich to resign seat in August

Evankovich to resign seat in August

After eight years in the House, Rep. Eli Evankovich (R-Westmoreland) is stepping down in August.

Evankovich, who already announced after his reelection in 2016 that he wasn’t running again, is retiring a few months early to join a Western Pennsylvania manufacturing company. The company was not specified.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Gov. Wolf signs U.S Defense Department Employer Statement of Support

Gov. Wolf signs U.S Defense Department Employer Statement of Support

Governor Tom Wolf held a press conference Monday afternoon where he signed a U.S. Defense Department Employer Statement of Support for the Pennsylvania National Guard members who work for the commonwealth.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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