On Uvalde anniversary, Pa. Dem’s bill looks to fortify schools | Thursday Morning Coffee
With the nation pausing to remember the first anniversary of the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas this week, a Democratic lawmaker in the state House pleaded the case for his plan to avert a similar tragedy in Pennsylvania.
Pa. House Democrats mount new push to pass LGBTQ+ nondiscrimination bill
'Every single Pennsylvanian deserves to live with dignity and respect,' the bill's sponsors said in a statement.
Senate bill barring third party election funding advances in House
A House panel approved legislation barring counties from taking non-government money to fund elections, setting up renewed debate on an appropriation for election aid.
Pa.’s bitter, chaotic redistricting cycle likely to reach crescendo in court
To be sure, they are giving it a go. New state House and Senate maps could be approved as soon as next week by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission under constitutionally required deadlines.
Harrisburg Republicans advance redistricting reform amid map fight
The proposal has a long way to go to become law — the earliest that could happen is spring 2023. But it’s the latest in a run of constitutional changes from Harrisburg Republicans that could reshuffle the balance of power in favor of the General Assembly.
Pa. House GOP renews its push to require post-election reviews
A bill authored by House Speaker Bryan Cutler tasks the Auditor General's office with conducting 'results-confirming' reviews of Pa. elections
State lawmaker looks for ‘supplement’ to dwindling dog warden presence
Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Centre, believes his bill is of growing importance as the state’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement faces down a yet-to-be-fixed funding deficit.
Centre County lawmaker calls for Pennsylvania to regulate herbal supplement kratom
A controversy over an over-the-counter herbal supplement has reached the Pennsylvania State House.