Paycheck protection bill fails in House

Paycheck protection bill fails in House

Senate Bill 166, legislation sponsored by Sen. John Eichelberger (R-Blair) that would disallow the automatic collection of political action committee money from a unionized public employee’s paycheck, but allow the automatic collection of dues money potentially earmarked for political advocacy purposes, failed to gain a majority vote in the House of Representatives in a Tuesday night vote.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Abortion bill poised for Wolf veto

Abortion bill poised for Wolf veto

After a 121-70 vote in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Tuesday evening, Senate Bill 3—legislation that would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of gestation and ban so-called “dismemberment abortions—is poised to head to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk.

 

The governor has vowed to veto the legislation.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
As Wolf decides to hold Inspector General report on Stack, Senate begins movement of bill to change how Lieutenant Governor is elected

As Wolf decides to hold Inspector General report on Stack, Senate begins movement of bill to change how Lieutenant Governor is elected

The Senate State Government Committee Tuesday advanced legislation sponsored by Sen. Dave Argall (R-Schuylkill) that would reform the way the Office of Lieutenant Governor is filled by making the position one chosen by a party’s candidate for governor to run as a ticket, as opposed to the current method of having the office independently elected.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Pittsburgh City Council begins 2018 budget process

Pittsburgh City Council begins 2018 budget process

As 2017 winds down, Pittsburgh City Council is expected to finish up a number of initiatives and bills, including considering the 2018 city budget amendments and establishing the city’s long-term financial practices, before ringing in the new year.

Making its way through an already packed agenda Tuesday, Council passed legislation that would codify Act 47 best practices and Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority requirements in the city’s annual operating budget.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Allegheny County Lead Task Force releases final recommendations

Allegheny County Lead Task Force releases final recommendations

The Allegheny County Lead Task Force released its final report, including 24 recommendations, for how the county can best protect the public’s health against lead exposure.

The nine-member task force, launched and assembled in May 2017 by County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, recommended ways to decrease the public’s exposure, namely adolescents, to lead in paint, water, soil and other sources.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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