Tweets of the Week - August 26, 2019

Tweets of the Week - August 26, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government
Thursday, August 29, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Pa. redistricting report calls for independent citizens commission

Pa. redistricting report calls for independent citizens commission

A commission tasked with studying how to reform the drawing of congressional and legislative maps in Pennsylvania released its report on Thursday, which calls for a citizen-led commission to draw state maps, rather than the Legislative Reapportionment Commission that draws them now. 

The Pennsylvania Redistricting Reform Commission, which was formed through a 2018 executive order from Gov. Tom Wolf, surveyed close to 1,500 Pennsylvanians through public forums and online mediums, concluding that “as much as possible, citizens, not politicians, should hold the pen that draws and revises election maps.”
Thursday, August 29, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Right 2 Know Episode 21: Sit down with Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland)

Right 2 Know Episode 21: Sit down with Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland)

In a continuation of our two-part series focusing on criminal justice reform, we sit down with Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) to hear about the issue from a Republican lens. We also talk about the upcoming vote on Marsy's Law, which will be on ballots in November, and hear about Delozier's baseball fandom. Like what you hear? Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.
Thursday, August 29, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Allegheny County Council votes against establishing Countywide Civilian Police Review Board

Allegheny County Council votes against establishing Countywide Civilian Police Review Board

After a year of discussion, debate, and a tumultuous meeting Tuesday night, Allegheny County Council decided against creating the countywide Civilian Police Review Board by 9-6 vote. 

The push for a review board came after calls for reform throughout the city and the county following the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. in June 2018. 
Thursday, August 29, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Following recent murders, Department of Corrections outlines parole changes

Following recent murders, Department of Corrections outlines parole changes

Following a string of murders linked to state parolees, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is seeking both policy and legislative changes to how the state monitors individuals on parole.

 

The recommended changes come after the DOC launched an internal review of five state parolees who are accused of committing six murders within a 10-day stretch from May to June.

Thursday, August 29, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
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