A compromise landlord-tenant law that took five years to negotiate is under siege, just over a year after it passed.
One of those bills, considered by many to be the centerpiece of the package, clarifies the definition of child abuse, which sponsor Scott Petri (R-Bucks) says has heretofore been weak.
The Pennsylvania House Tuesday night shot down the latest effort to pass legislation that would eliminate school property taxes by increasing sales and personal income taxes.
Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks County) is the sponsor of one the bills that got committee approval, a measure providing a definition of child abuse.
“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.”
Republicans pushed for the administrative changes to the welfare system in the belief that there are hundreds of millions of dollars in efficiencies that can be found. But Democrats are worried.