Pennsylvania Secretary of Health?

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In 2015 Governor Wolf selected Dr. Rachel Levine for the position of PA Physician General and Acting Secretary of Health.  He is now seeking to promote Dr. Levine to the full time Secretary of Health;  a high ranking cabinet position which requires Senate confirmation. Who is Dr. Levine? Richard Levine graduated from Harvard College in […]

Amending the Abortion Control Act

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Our Senator, Guy Reschenthaler, is championing Senate Bill 3 for which he would like to garner support from constituents. SB 3 adds language to the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes on Crimes and Offenses to clearly define “dismemberment abortion” as the “act of knowingly and purposefully causing the death of an unborn child by means of dismembering […]

Pennsylvania calls for a convention of states

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There are currently 3, 2017-issued calls for a constitutional convention of the states in the Pennsylvania legislature. HR 187 petitions Congress to call a convention of states to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limit terms of office for members of Congress.  This resolution […]

SB 10 Thwarting Sanctuary Cities in the Commonwealth

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Senator Reschenthaler introduced SB10, otherwise known as the Municipal Sanctuary and Federal Enforcement Act (SAFE), in order to thwart the advance of sanctuary cities in the Commonwealth.  He designed the bill to discourage municipalities and counties from designating themselves as “sanctuary cities” in order to evade federal law against illegal immigration. Unfortunately, several municipalities in […]

Flushing out Ghost Teachers

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Dozens of PA teachers and school district employees do not actually work in the classroom but rather maintain full time jobs in teachers’ unions. They are compensated by the district payroll, receive health benefits, collect pension credits and accrue seniority status. SB494, sponsored by Representative Stefano, prohibits public school teachers from working full time for […]