New caucus, legislation in works as Democratic representatives react to police shooting

New caucus, legislation in works as Democratic representatives react to police shooting

In light of the police shooting last week of Antwon Rose Jr. and the overall tallies of, in particular, black people killed by police, a group of Democratic legislators gathered Monday to call for a package of policing reform bills.

Including Allegheny County representatives Ed Gainey, Austin Davis and Jake Wheatley, as well as Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Chairman Rep. Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia), the lawmakers pushed for reform to restore the faith of communities of color in police.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Evankovich to resign seat in August

Evankovich to resign seat in August

After eight years in the House, Rep. Eli Evankovich (R-Westmoreland) is stepping down in August.

Evankovich, who already announced after his reelection in 2016 that he wasn’t running again, is retiring a few months early to join a Western Pennsylvania manufacturing company. The company was not specified.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Gov. Wolf signs U.S Defense Department Employer Statement of Support

Gov. Wolf signs U.S Defense Department Employer Statement of Support

Governor Tom Wolf held a press conference Monday afternoon where he signed a U.S. Defense Department Employer Statement of Support for the Pennsylvania National Guard members who work for the commonwealth.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Passing up big votes, House holds last scheduled session day until fall

Passing up big votes, House holds last scheduled session day until fall

Red shirts and green pins filled the Capitol rotunda, while Republican lawmakers convened the press Monday, all pushing separate bills they wanted to see passed on the last day of session before summer.

But by Monday afternoon, after some recognition of guests and a heavily debated bill on nursing home lawsuits, all were left disappointed that their numbers hadn’t come up.

Monday, June 25, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Rep. Knowles left disappointed after bill to eliminate house seats goes without vote

Rep. Knowles left disappointed after bill to eliminate house seats goes without vote

Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill) shared his disappointment after the House of Representatives seemingly left for the summer without bringing up his bill, House Bill 153, which would reduce the number of seats in the House of Representatives from 203 to 151.

Monday, June 25, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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