Senator Larry Farnese of Philadelphia’s First District, has introduced bills in the last three legislative sessions to make discrimination illegal in Pennsylvania.
A growing coalition of state lawmakers, law enforcement officials, and other leaders are pressing for an amendment to Pennsylvania’s hate-crime law to protect the LGBT community.
Farnese insisted something must be done to increase the penalty for criminals who target specific classes of victims.
Prosecutors, police and lawmakers renewed their call for legislation that mandates hard time in jail for carrying illegal guns.
A three-hour public hearing was held in center city Philadelphia on a Pennsylvania state senator’s plan to limit lawsuits aimed at silencing neighborhood civic groups.
“I want people to know all across Philadelphia: you carry, you do two,” said Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams.
“We are in a different position than we were back in 2006,” says Pennsylvania state senator Larry Farnese.
Governor Corbett is expected to sign a bill on the way to his desk that will create tougher penalties for people who illegally buy guns for criminals.
Chris talks to John Cicala of the Fraternal Order of Transit Police about the SEPTA Police Strike, Pennsylvania State Senator Larry Farnese about his proposed legislation in response to the Republican Ultrasound bill and to Buzz Bissinger about the Penalties handed out to the New Orleans Saints for trying to knock players out of games.
State Senator Larry Farnese brought some colleges to town yesterday to discuss a bill he’s co-sponsoring on campaign finance reform.
A number of community leaders spoke at a press conference Friday afternoon to respond to the gun violence that has plagued the Point Breeze and Grays Ferry section of the city since mid-September.
The first of what are likely to be numerous bills resulting from the sensational Florida murder case that ended this week is already being worked up in the Pennsylvania Senate.
Chris and CBS News Consultant Mike Lyons react to President Obama’s speech on Libya. He talks to Gladybell Almonte about her store being pressured not to sell candy to kids and State Senator Larry Farnese about people snorting bath salts to get high.