Pa. House Judiciary Committee passes package to expand definition of Ethnic Intimidation
The bill expands protections to the state’s LGBTQ+ and disabled residents for the first time ever.
As Washington acts, Pa. House panel moves to strand gun violence-reduction bills
Rep. Jared G. Solomon, D-Philadelphia, told his colleagues that he believed the panel had a "moral imperative" to take action on the bills.
Voters are cynical? The Pa. House didn’t help this week | Thursday Morning Coffee
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.
Pa. House sends permitless concealed carry bill to Wolf’s desk, who promises veto
Twenty-one states already have relaxed their gun laws to allow for concealed carry without a permit.
Report flags corporate donors to GOP lawmakers tied to Pa. election probe | Thursday Morning Coffee
'Why haven’t the corporations that have supported these anti-democratic representatives in the past condemned their rhetoric?' an activist group asks .
Mastriano, Pa. state lawmakers visit Arizona election audit
According to a press release from Mastriano, no taxpayer money was used on the trip.
A Black lawmaker is crusading for mandatory minimums. He’s raising a lot of eyebrows
Rep. Amen Brown wants to progressively increasing mandatory minimum sentences for “any previously convicted felon who is found to be in possession of an illegal firearm.”
The General Assembly passed a police hiring database and a chokehold ban. But nothing is on Wolf’s desk yet.
The votes on Wednesday afternoon came two weeks after Black Democrats shut down the House of Representatives, demanding action on their stalled legislation.
Pa. House panel approves police reform bills, with full vote as soon as next week
All the proposals — four from Democrats, one from a Republican — passed unanimously through the GOP-controlled committee with little comment from lawmakers.
There’s a well-documented link between guns and suicide. Just what Pennsylvania should do about that is up for debate
Gov. Tom Wolf and some moderate Republicans are calling for a red flag law, while another key member of the GOP has another idea.
On a red flag law for Pa.: It’s the start of the fight in the House — not the final word | Opinion
House Republicans might be trying to end the debate on Red Flag laws. They just gave advocates a roadmap for the fight yet to come.
House Judiciary chairman says he won’t consider red flag proposal as panel advances mandatory minimums
The votes by the House Judiciary Committee marked the first legislative action on firearms after a summer dominated by mass shootings, including two in one August weekend that left 29 people dead.