Did You Get The Memo? Prison gerrymandering, sewage sludge and lots of animals

Did You Get The Memo? Prison gerrymandering, sewage sludge and lots of animals

Amid all the floor debates, press conferences and committee hearings, the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s newest co-sponsorship memos can get lost in the shuffle. That’s why The PLS Reporter rounds up some of the most noteworthy co-sponsorship memos each week — so you can stay informed of what’s going on in the Capitol. 

In this week’s feature are memos for proposals that address where inmates are counted in the drawing of legislative maps, regulations for the use of sewage sludge, and animal restrictions in Pennsylvania.
Friday, May 17, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Right 2 Know Episode 7: Math is Hard

Right 2 Know Episode 7: Math is Hard

In this week's episode, Justin breaks down his reporting on lobbying over the controversial nuclear bailout bill. Also, the pair discuss what a vote on the Down syndrome abortion legislation might mean for Democratic caucus. And we save some time for ... arson dogs? Like what you hear? Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify.


Thursday, May 16, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Pennsylvanians weigh in on climate change, marijuana and vaccines in new poll

Pennsylvanians weigh in on climate change, marijuana and vaccines in new poll

A new statewide public health poll released Wednesday by the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion found that a majority of Pennsylvanians believe climate change is a major public health threat, a finding which comes as lawmakers in the General Assembly are juggling multiple renewable energy proposals while also hosting climate change skeptics at informational hearings in the Capitol.

The survey, released in conjunction with the Muhlenberg College Public Health Program, sheds light on statewide positions on climate change, marijuana legalization and vaccines. Respondents expressed support for the legalization of recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania, and relayed skepticism over claims that vaccines present dangers.
Thursday, May 16, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Fetterman’s listening tour to wrap up in Philadelphia

Fetterman’s listening tour to wrap up in Philadelphia

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) will wrap up his statewide listening tour this weekend in Philadelphia. He’ll stop at four locations across the city to hear citizens’ input about legalizing recreational marijuana. 

 

In his first year in office, Fetterman has visited every county in Pennsylvania to hear from citizens about legalizing marijuana. The four stops and two days in Philadelphia are the highest on the tour.  

Thursday, May 16, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

This week around the Capitol, the House Education Committee approved bills affecting charter schools, legislation that bans abortion for babies based on a Down syndrome diagnosis passed through the House, and legislators pushed to be a leader when it comes to making changes for the state's foster care system. 

Thursday, May 16, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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