GOP women in Pa. House announce bills to strengthen rules against sexual harassment

BY: - November 15, 2023

The bills would reform rules in the wake of a $295,000 settlement the state paid to a woman who accused a top aide to Gov. Shapiro of sexual harassment.


Voters are cynical? The Pa. House didn’t help this week | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 18, 2021

Voters don't appear to be clamoring for expanded gun rights or attacks on the rights of the accused. But that didn't prove an impediment for the General Assembly this week.

Bail funds help the poor get out of jail. Advocates say a Pa. House bill could shut them down

BY: - November 16, 2021

The General Assembly is also being lobbied by the bail industry's former top advocate, who is registered to work for four bail bond companies.

Wolf admin denies legislative panel access to COVID death data, says it’s not a government agency

BY: - November 12, 2021

The Wolf administration has ruled that a six-decade-old legislative committee is not a government agency, blocking its efforts to access 100 redacted death certificates for a study of COVID-19 data reporting. The Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, which sought the information, noted the administration’s ruling in a report it released this week.  The 12-member committee, […]

Pa. House passes Down Syndrome abortion ban. Wolf vows veto

BY: - June 8, 2021

Tuesday’s vote marks the third time the House has advanced the proposal.

Wolf vetoes Down syndrome abortion ban

BY: - November 21, 2019

Wolf has previously vowed to veto any attempt to restrict access to abortion if it reaches his desk.

Compulsory sexual harassment NDAs would be banned under advancing state House bill

BY: - June 4, 2019

Update, June 11: The legislation passed the House 199-0 on Tuesday. It will now go the Senate for consideration. Original post By a unanimous vote, the Pennsylvania House Labor & Industry Committee advanced a bill on Tuesday that prevents employers from forcing workers to sign non-disclosure agreements that stifle sexual harassment investigations. The bill, sponsored by […]

GOP-controlled state House panel advances Down syndrome abortion ban

BY: - May 6, 2019

The House Health Committee voted along party lines Monday to advance a controversial proposal to ban abortions after an in-utero Down syndrome diagnosis. The panel voted 15-9 to approve legislation, sponsored by Rep. Kate Klunk, R-York, that amends current state law to add a Down syndrome diagnosis to the list of conditions under which a […]

Union opposition to post-Janus proposal divides Republican caucus in Pa. House

BY: - April 19, 2019

A bill that targets state unions and should be an easy sell to GOP lawmakers in the House has instead been stopped by a debate over how much to push a powerful interest group that has dug in its heels.

‘We are here to ensure that every life has dignity and worth’: Turzai, allies roll out new Down syndrome abortion-ban bill

BY: - March 20, 2019

Hoping the second time’s the charm, abortion opponents in the state House rolled out a bill Tuesday that would ban abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome, though such bans have faced constitutional challenges in other states and face a guaranteed veto from Gov. Tom Wolf. Surrounded by families raising children with the genetic […]

Republicans on Pa. House committee advance bill to make sure new public hires know post-Janus rules

BY: - March 18, 2019

Pa. House Republicans are trying to enshrine some provisions of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in state law.