House Republicans plan open floor for Judiciary Committee hearings on public safety and gun violence as Dems introduce assault weapon ban bills

House Republicans plan open floor for Judiciary Committee hearings on public safety and gun violence as Dems introduce assault weapon ban bills

As public polling for an assault weapons ban sits at 2-1 in favor, two bills on the controversial class of firearm could be topics of conversation at open House Judiciary Committee meetings planned for early April.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
House Democrats question how state police handle opioid crisis and rape kit backlogs

House Democrats question how state police handle opioid crisis and rape kit backlogs

House Democrats focused on rape kit backlogs and the opioid epidemic during Wednesday’s budget hearing with the Pennsylvania State Police.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Strassburger wins big in Pittsburgh city council special election

Strassburger wins big in Pittsburgh city council special election

Beating the nearest competitor by over 30 points and winning every precinct, independent candidate Erika Strassburger fended off both parties’ nominees and another independent to take her former boss Dan Gilman’s old seat on Pittsburgh city council.

Strassburger won 64 percent of the vote in the District 8 race, which includes the neighborhoods on Point Breeze and Shady Side as well as parts of Squirrel Hill and Oakland. Democrat Sonja Finn, a chef and restaurateur captured just under 28 percent. Republican Rennick Remley scored seven percent of the vote, and independent Marty Healey took one percent.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
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