Pittsburgh, state officials react to President Trump's ban on transgender service members

Pittsburgh, state officials react to President Trump's ban on transgender service members

In light of President Donald Trump’s announcement this week that transgender individuals will be banned from serving in the United States military, Pittsburgh City Council President Bruce Kraus is expected to introduce a Will of Council “roundly condemning” the ban. 


President Kraus is expected to stand with fellow members of council and the LGBTQIA+ community to push back against the policy and show Pittsburgh’s support for gender identity, expression and orientation equality Monday when the Will of Council will be introduced.  

Friday, July 28, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Allegheny County state legislative delegation activity for July 24

The state Senate voted on a package of revenue bills this week to balance the current and just recently concluded 2016-17 fiscal year budget.

Here’s how the Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Senate legislative delegation voted on those bills. 

Friday, July 28, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 48: Health Choices Behavioral Health Program

In this episode we discuss the latest news on a state legislature moving along a revenue plan to balance the budget and we interview Dan Eisenhour of Dauphin County and Jack Carroll of Cumberland County about the Health Choices Behavioral Health program, now in its 20th year.
Friday, July 28, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Rotunda Ramblings
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Tweets of the Week - July 24, 2017

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

Friday, July 28, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
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Scarnati: “The need to govern is much higher in our chamber”

Scarnati: “The need to govern is much higher in our chamber”

The Pennsylvania Senate on Thursday morning narrowly passed and sent to the House a revenue package to balance the FY 2017-2018 spending plan and close out the FY 2016-2017 deficit.

 

While narrowly passing the chamber by a 26-24 margin, the revenue package cobbled together by the Senate with a mix of Republican and Democratic support was said to be a product of a chamber aimed at leading the state’s lawmaking bodies through a nearly month-long standoff on how to fund two budgets that are roughly $2.2 billion out of balance.

Thursday, July 27, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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