Capitol Hunger Garden opens for sixth season

Capitol Hunger Garden opens for sixth season

Legislators, anti-hunger advocates, and hunger relief organizations gathered outside the Capitol building Wednesday morning to open and dedicate the Capitol Hunger Garden for the sixth consecutive season.

The small garden sits outside the Capitol building’s House side between the Ryan Office Building and its harvest goes to supply local food shelters.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: Event Central
Tags: hunger

GUEST COLUMN from Michael Manzo, VP of Strategic Engagement, Triad Strategies, LLC

The New Way Forward: Constitutional Amendments

Mike Manzo, a vice president at Triad Strategies, takes a look at the increased use of constitutional amendments as a legislative tool in Pennsylvania and asks whether the trend will increase as a means for the General Assembly to circumvent Gov. Tom Wolf's agenda.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: Features

General Assembly has $161 million surplus

The Legislative Audit Advisory Committee Monday approved the audit of the General Assembly, which showed the legislative branch of Pennsylvania’s government has a surplus (or a reserve fund) of $161 million, an $8 million increase over last year. 

Monday, February 23, 2015/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Tags: Audit

A secret no more: Pennsylvania’s grand juries

Recently a grand jury’s decision led to riots in Ferguson, Missouri, and protests across the nation. In Pennsylvania the Jerry Sandusky grand jury received national attention.

Most recently Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who announced her 2016 re-election bid, is the subject of a statewide grand jury determining whether Kane should be charged for contempt of court.

Grand juries are a vital tool in the criminal process and have a knack for catching the attention of the media and the public, but the intricacies of the grand jury process can be unclear since they do not determine guilt or innocence and most of the subject matter is shrouded in secrecy during the process.

Monday, December 22, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views

Looking for some holiday reading?

Looking for some holiday reading for your time off?

If you are interested in Pennsylvania politics and government, check out Why are you Here? by former-Sen. Franklin Kury.

Friday, December 19, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Tags: holiday