Veteran Franklin & Marshall College political analyst G. Terry Madonna told the Capital-Star that he could not remember the last time there was an independent member of the 253-member General Assembly.
"I have a young family and bullying is different now," Rep, Torren Ecker said. "These children and families cannot escape bullying. It's pervasive."
His nomination appeared on an executive calendar for Tuesday, Nov. 18, and could come before a Senate committee on the same day.
For some, after years behind bars, a light at the end of the tunnel.
The United States is the only developed, democratic country that has a political culture of selling ambassadorships. Not a mark of distinction.
The 1.5-cent-per-ounce soda tax is supposed to pay for pre-kindergarten, Community Schools, and an infrastructure program to improve recreation centers, libraries, parks and other public spaces, known as Rebuild.
The 40-minute, closed door session placated some Democrats, but left others skeptical
The bills resemble legislation that died in the Senate in October 2018, when Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, declined to bring them to the floor for a vote -- a move that outraged victims and their advocates.
The nomination of Kathy Boockvar, who's served as acting Secretary of State since January, now goes to the full Senate without a recommendation on her confirmation.