Tweets of the Week - Budget Roundup and more

Tweets of the Week - Budget Roundup and more

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.

Friday, June 29, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's three events in under three minutes! 

Friday, June 29, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Tags: 3 under 3
In major criminal justice reform, Pennsylvania becomes first state in nation to seal minor misdemeanors

In major criminal justice reform, Pennsylvania becomes first state in nation to seal minor misdemeanors

It was a motley crew of lawmakers that gathered two years ago to first bring up the idea of a bill to give people who have committed misdemeanors or lesser crimes a fresh start after paying their dues to society.

“Two Republicans from Central Pennsylvania, two Democrats from Philadelphia — what could we possibly have in common,” Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), one of those members, asked. “But we made it work.”

Thursday, June 28, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Wolf increases minimum wage for state empoyees

Wolf increases minimum wage for state empoyees

The lowest paid state worker is about to get a $1.80 an hour raise by Sunday.

Gov. Tom Wolf issued an executive order Thursday to increase the minimum wage for state employees to $12 an hour by July 1. From there, the wage will increase yearly by 50 cents until 2024 before leveling off at $15 an hour.

Thursday, June 28, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Philly lawmakers throw support behind Taylor anti-squatting bill

Philly lawmakers throw support behind Taylor anti-squatting bill

A bill with bipartisan support, House Bill 1931 by Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia), aims to crack down on illegal trespassers known as “squatters.” With squatting a growing problem in their city, the bill has many Philadelphia legislators’ support.
Thursday, June 28, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
Tags: squatting
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