The state Legislative Reapportionment Commission approved a preliminary plan last week that doesn’t make many changes to local Senate districts, but does dramatically alter several area districts in the House of Representatives.
There will be at least six new members of City Council, and one of those newcomers will represent the 6th Councilmanic District beginning in January.
NASA astronaut Chris Ferguson visited his alma mater, Archbishop Ryan High School, last week to discuss space travel with students.
The family of Lacey Gallagher traveled to Harrisburg last week to attend the signing of a bill inspired by the teenager’s death in 2007.
It has been more than four years since Lacey Gallagher died in an automobile accident. “Lacey’s Law” was recently passed to promote teenage driving safety.
The School Reform Commission has no accountability, says state Sen. Mike Stack, and he wants to abolish the five-member panel.
U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick said babies born in 2011 are victims of “intergenerational theft,” blaming some federal lawmakers for failing to rein in the budget deficit.
State law requires Pennsylvania to pass its annual budget by June 30, and Special People In Northeast Inc. picked a good time to host a legislative breakfast.