This Week: PA
“This Week: PA” discusses and highlights the most current events happening throughout the Commonwealth, breaking down the weekly run-down of top events, bills, news, and news-makers.
Frequently joined by top state lawmakers and Capitol reporters, “This Week: PA” aims to look ahead to the bills, topics, and stories that are on both the House and Senate Calendars for that particular week, and also provide analysis and discussion about them in a fast, quick, and informative manner.
“This Week: PA” airs live at 9:30 am on Mondays when the state House and Senate are in session.
On today’s episode, we’ll talk with Rep. John Maher (R-Allegheny and Washington) about “Rocco’s Law”; legislation that would elevate the penalty for harming police dogs to a felony of the second degree, which carries with it a maximum $25,000 fine and maximum of 10 years in jail. We will also talk with Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) about legislation that he says would provide greater convenience to the customer and increase the profit of the PLCB, to enhance the return for the taxpayer. Steve Esack of The Morning Call will also talk with us about the latest political news headlines, and what’s been going on at the Capitol.
On today’s episode, we’ll talk with Rep. Dave Maloney (R-Berks) about his “passing the trash” legislation- applying the same standards for reporting suspected child abuse to school employees as those that exist for other employees of other workplaces. We will also talk with Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne) about legislation that she is proposing with Sen. Lloyd Smucker to impose an absolute ban on legislators accepting cash gifts from lobbyists, principals, consultants and others who seek influence in the legislative process. Jason Gottesman of Pennsylvania Legislative Services (PLS) will also talk with us about what’s coming up this week at the Capitol.
On this week’s episode, Rep. Dan Truitt (R-Chester) will discuss his bill that would amend a procedural rule, requiring 24 hours to transpire before the House can vote on an amended bill. We will also talk with Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-Chester) about legislation to allow schools to leave the State System of Higher Education. Jeff Cox, “E-WARN” editor and Legislative Reporter for PLS will join us in the studio to discuss more about what’s happening at the state Capitol.
This Week: PA is back in action with Jason Gottesman, Associate Editor and Legislative Reporter for PLS in the studio to discuss the latest happenings with PA state government. Rep. Pam Snyder (D-Greene) will join us on the phone to talk about her bill that would prohibit employers from discriminating based on a job applicant’s marital or parental status. Sen. Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) will also join us on the phone to discuss her legislation that would change the way child abuse is defined.
On this week’s episode, we’ll talk with Rep. Rick Mirabito (D-Lycoming) about recent changes to flood insurance rates across the state. We’ll also talk with Rep. Gordon Denlinger (R-Lancaster) about his Freedom of Conscience Amendment to the State Constitution. Jeff Cox, “E-WARN” Editor and Legislative Reporter for PLS will join us in the studio to discuss upcoming legislative business.