Philadelphia Closer to Offering Municipal IDs

Philadelphia Closer to Offering Municipal IDs

The Committee on Licenses and Inspections forwarded a measure Tuesday to allow Philadelphia to issue municipal IDs for citizens who lack a driver’s license or other government-issued identification. 

Philadelphia looks to join other cities like New York and Chicago which offer specific photo identification cards to their inhabitants. Currently, those without proper ID cannot enter City Hall, vote, or participate in other essential functions.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: Philadelphia
Tags: REAL ID
Leaders put big picture reforms on radar for last days of session

Leaders put big picture reforms on radar for last days of session

Legislative leaders have, after months of stalled efforts and with fifty days to the election, started pushing big changes to state government.

Speaking to the Philadelphia Daily News’ John Baer, Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) said that during the run-up to sine die, he wants to prioritize congressional redistricting reform and shrinking the size of the state legislature before the November general election, perhaps even adding session days.

This follows up on Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) officially releasing his bill to open primaries last week.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Stephens bill clarifies penalties for those failing to report sexual abuse

Stephens bill clarifies penalties for those failing to report sexual abuse

Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) joined The PLS Reporter to talk about his legislation, House Bill 2641.

The bill would clarify when higher penalties should apply to people who are required to report suspected child abuse, but fail to do so. 

Stephens is one of a handful of legislators who introduced legislation relating to the grand jury report that was released last month. 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Candidates try to motivate voters for local races as election day draws near

Candidates try to motivate voters for local races as election day draws near

Wandering into the cavernous Clinton County Fairgrounds commercial building Saturday surrounded by American flags, firearms enthusiasts and the smell of chicken dinners, Steve Baker was a man on a mission.

“I’d like to ask [Scott] Wagner one question,” he said.

A 66-year old retiree from multiple jobs, he lives off his pension, including one from the state. And Baker, a Republican, has seen troubling ads that say the GOP Gubernatorial candidate wants to tax his retirement, based off of old comments he said as a state Senator.

Monday, September 17, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Schemel proposes new way to help sexual abuse victims

Schemel proposes new way to help sexual abuse victims

Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) held a press conference Monday morning to introduce legislation that would establish a Truth and Restoration Commission tasked with addressing the child sexual assault crisis within the Pennsylvania Dioceses of the Catholic Church. 

Monday, September 17, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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