Democrats in the Pennsylvania legislature are pouncing on comments by the House Republican leader about the newly enacted, controversial voter ID law.
Chris discusses Mitt Romney’s hastily inclusion of Marco Rubio in the Vice-Presidential Sweepstakes. He talks to Kevin Cirilli about the Jerry Sandusky Trial and Tom McGrath about corruption of the PA Liquor Control Board, Phillies Play-by-Play Announcer Scott Franzke about the Phillies ending their losing streak last night, and to Matt Kibbe, President and CEO of Freedom Works, about his new book, Hostile Takeover
The Pennsylvania House majority leader now says efforts to pass legislation that would privatize the sale of wine and liquor in the Commonwealth is on hold until at least the fall.
The state House has recessed for the week without a much-anticipated vote on privatizing the sale of wine and liquor in Pennsylvania.
State House debate on legislation to privatize liquor sales in Pennsylvania did not resume as anticipated on Tuesday, but a spokesman for the House majority leader insisted it’s not due to a lack of votes for the proposal.
Chris discusses Mitt Romney’s chances of winning Pennsylvania and Philadelphia leading the nation in bed bug infestation. He talks to Jay Wiederhold, of the Pennsylvania Beer Alliance, and State Representative Mike Turzai about the efforts to privatize liquor and beer sales, to Kevin Williams about a special showing of his film, Fear of a Black Republican, and to Kevin Cirilli, of the Philly Post, who is covering the Jerry Sandusky Trial.
Governor Corbett is expected to sign a bill that would reform Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation system, to erase a multi-billion dollar debt and control costs
The ball is now in the House’s court after the state Senate this past week passed a budget that spends considerably more than what Governor Corbett has proposed.
As expected, the Corbett administration has put out a call to firms that would be interested in running the operations of the Pennsylvania Lottery.
A narrowly divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday invalidated a plan to redraw state House and Senate district lines, calling the redistricting approach “contrary to law” and throwing into disarray plans by candidates and parties for this year’s General Assembly races.
Over the furious objections of some Democrats, Governor Corbett is expected to sign a bill that will redraw Pennsylvania’s congressional districts. The bill was given final legislative approval Tuesday.
The state legislature has approved the creation of a task force to study what changes should be made to state law in order to better protect children from abuse.
The state Legislative Reapportionment Commission approved newly redrawn maps for Senate and House districts on Monday, more than two weeks early and with only one dissenting vote.
Top Republicans have been unable to agree on a new map of Pennsylvania’s 18 congressional districts after weeks of private meetings and, with campaign season already under way, they acknowledge they are still working through differences over politics and geography.
“We’ve got to move into the 21st century and you’ve got to modernize,” Majority Leader Mike Turzai says. “And we’re trying to do the best we can, in our proposal, in balancing competing interests.”