Sen. Argall discusses new legislation to make prison closures more difficult

Sen. Argall discusses new legislation to make prison closures more difficult

Sen. David Argall (R-Schuylkill) has introduced legislation that would make it more difficult to close prisons in the commonwealth, and would require there to be a year-long public study and a hearing schedule. The PLS Reporter sat down with him to find out more about this piece of legislation.

Thursday, April 12, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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House GOP calls for study into state sexual harassment protocols

House GOP calls for study into state sexual harassment protocols

Following in the wake of a harassment case within their own ranks, as well as the #MeToo movement at large, House Republicans today announced a two-bill legislative package aimed at assessing and reforming how cases of sexual harassment and misconduct are dealt with both in state government and the commonwealth at large.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Legislators and advocates call for better equal-pay law

Legislators and advocates call for better equal-pay law

Tuesday afternoon legislators and advocates held a rally in the Main Rotunda to ask for a successful equal-pay law. 
Women in Pennsylvania make on average 79 percent of what men make.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Legislators stand against bullying with new bills

Legislators stand against bullying with new bills

On Tuesday afternoon Rep. Stephen Kinsey (D-Philadelphia) was joined by his colleagues in the legislature and advocates for a press conference with the goal of informing the public about bullying and hopefully putting an end to it.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Advocates join to stand against impeachment threats to Supreme Court Justices

Advocates join to stand against impeachment threats to Supreme Court Justices

On Monday morning advocates joined in the Main Rotunda to stand against what they characterized as attacks members of the House of Representatives have threatened against the justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. 

Campaign Manager for Why Courts Matter-PA, Kadida Kenner, opened the press conference and discussed her and other advocates thoughts on why they feel the legislators disagreements with a judicial decision does not call for impeachment.
Monday, April 9, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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