Democrats propose abolishing death penalty; Republican floats mandatory sentence for murdering cop
Democrats reintroduced legislation to ban capital punishment in Pennsylvania.
Pa. lawmaker to introduce bill to incentivize farmers to adopt agroforestry practices
State Rep. Chris Rabb, D-Philadelphia, said he plans to reintroduce a bill that would offer incentives to farmers who incorporate agroforestry, a land use management system that incorporates trees and shrubs growing on or near crops to lessen the environmental impact of mass agriculture. into their farming practices.
Pa. lawmakers rally in support of striking Temple grad students
'Temple administrators sitting over in Sullivan Hall should be ready to see us out here time and time again,' Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Philadelphia, said.
Philly lawmaker aims to clamp down on school book bans | Five for the Weekend
State Rep. Chris Rabb's, D-Philadelphia, bill would establish uniform procedures for school boards to follow before yanking books from the shelves.
3 more races we’re watching this post-primary Wednesday | Wednesday Morning Coffee
From Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, there was no shortage of interesting races on the ballot on Tuesday.
Senate probation reform bill faces pushback from advocates who say they prefer the status quo
The bill, SB 913, which is currently before the House Judiciary Committee after passing the Senate in December, is based on several other pieces of previously introduced legislation.
Pa. Democrat proposes study of four-day work week for state employees
Rep. Chris Rabb said he wanted a cost-benefit analysis of such a schedule to “enhance state government’s efficacy.”
A Philly cop killed a 12-year-old. What happened to police reform in Pa.? | Monday Morning Coffee
Between 2010 and 2020, Philadelphia paid out $136M to settle police misconduct claims, mostly for use of force incidents, according to the Washington Post .
Pa. House bill would allow state to join national popular vote compact | Friday Morning Coffee
If approved, the legislation would put the commonwealth in the company of 15 states that have agreed to the change.
‘We had to start somewhere’: Pa. officials say police misconduct database is a step toward reform
A new statewide database will let Pennsylvania police agencies check for “red flags” among prospective hires, but it’s just the beginning of efforts to weed out bad actors.
The fight over critical race theory lands in Harrisburg; House GOP bill would punish districts that teach it | Thursday Morning Coffee
Teaching our children that they are inferior or inherently bad based on immutable characteristics such as race and sex can be extremely damaging to their emotional and mental well-being,' GOP Reps. Russ Diamond and Barb Gleim say.
Biden backs reparations study, as House Dems push for commission; Pa. Rep. Rabb says he’ll reintroduce his own bill
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stopped short of saying Biden would sign the bill under consideration by the House Judiciary Committee.