August 7, 2019

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Ashley Murray and Molly McCafferty, August 6, 2019- Mayor Bill Peduto and national gun-control advocate Shannon Watts had a message for state and federal lawmakers Tuesday: Vote on stalled gun-control bills in the next 30 days. The message comes after a deadly weekend of mass shootings in El Paso, …

July 26, 2019

Pennsylvania Capital-Star, Sarah Anne Hughes, July 26, 2019- Pennsylvania last raised its minimum wage on July 9, 2006, when Gov. Ed Rendell signed a bill that gradually increased the state’s base pay from $5.15 to $7.15 an hour. But the Legislature didn’t just give workers a $2 raise. Lawmakers also …

July 25, 2019

WHYY News, Aaron Moselle, July 24, 2019- In the wake of two shootings at Philadelphia playgrounds, city and state lawmakers are banding together to ban guns, knives, and other deadly weapons at city parks, recreation centers, and playgrounds. City Council President Darrell Clarke said Wednesday he plans to introduce such a bill when …