Rep. Rabb introduces “Fair Share Tax”

Rep. Rabb introduces “Fair Share Tax”

When the General Assembly reconvenes later this month, legislators will be looking for long-term revenue sources to continue the bipartisan success of June’s budget process. Rep. Chris Rabb (D-Philadelphia) has a plan he says could bring over $2 billion annually to state coffers. 

 

Rabb submitted HB 1738 in late August. Dubbed the “Fair Share Tax”, the measure would lower income tax rates for most Pennsylvanians, while increasing the wealth rate

Tuesday, September 3, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
State lawmakers are looking to expand use of automatic license plate readers, but data concerns remain

State lawmakers are looking to expand use of automatic license plate readers, but data concerns remain

Technology to read and track license plates is viewed by many as the next big improvement in law enforcement for crimes both big and small, but lawmakers are searching for ways to ensure the data is properly protected and stored.

 

Automatic license plate readers are deployed across the commonwealth, either on fixed locations or in police cars, and can be used to track crimes ranging from busting an out-of-date registration to finding perpetrators of more serious crimes, like robbery or homicide.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Sen. Martin calls for victims of sexual assault to have a say in schools expelling their offender

VIDEO: Sen. Martin calls for victims of sexual assault to have a say in schools expelling their offender

Sen. Scott Martin (R-Lancaster) is working on legislation that would allow victims of sexual assault to make the call on if their offender is expelled if they go to the same school and the student who committed the crime has been convicted. 

After looking into how schools deal with victims and those who are convicted or sexual assault, Martin discovered that currently most schools give the option to a victim to switch schools at no cost, but there was nothing telling the offenders to leave. Hearing this Martin decided a victim shouldn't be the one to have to leave a place where they are comfortable and they should have the right to request their offender be the one to have to leave. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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