Legislators, advocates show support for SB 3

Legislators, advocates show support for SB 3

After the House Health Committee advanced Senate Bill 3 on Monday by a vote of 16-10, some members of the House of Representatives joined with pro-life advocates in the Main Rotunda to show their support for the bill.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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House committee advances veto-fated abortion bill

House committee advances veto-fated abortion bill

The House Health Committee on Monday advanced Senate Bill 3 along a party line vote despite a renewed promise from Gov. Tom Wolf to veto the legislation.

Monday, December 4, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Effort to send severance tax legislation back to committee fails

Effort to send severance tax legislation back to committee fails

In a move some were hoping would keep the issue from additional floor debate for some time, a motion in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Monday attempted, but ultimately failed, to send a highly contentious natural gas severance tax bill back to committee.

Monday, December 4, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Pittsburgh legislation offers free child care for city employees

Pittsburgh legislation offers free child care for city employees

In an effort to make childcare more accessible, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and City Councilman Dan Gilman have sponsored legislation that would provide free child care to city employees on days that Pittsburgh Public Schools are closed but city offices remain open.  


“Data shows that family-friendly workplace policies reduce costly turnover and boost productivity,” said Gilman, who plans to introduce the legislation at Tuesday’s regular City Council meeting. “By offering at-work child care to our employees, the City is investing in its employees and ensuring that we continue to provide a high level of service to the residents of Pittsburgh.”  

Monday, December 4, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Truck drivers protest against ELD mandate

Truck drivers protest against ELD mandate

Members of “ELD or Me” were in Harrisburg to protest against the federal requirement of using electronic logging devices, also known as ELDs, from being implemented in trucks to help track the hours drivers are spending behind the whee. 

The new requirement has the hopes of creating a safer environment, although drivers believe implementing the rule would have the opposite effect.

Monday, December 4, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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