PA lawmakers introduce legislation in response to Parkland shooting

Feb. 22, 2018 /

Following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Pennsylvania lawmakers are introducing legislation aimed at preventing a similar tragedy from happening in the Commonwealth. In 2006, Pennsylvania was the site of one of the most notorious school shootings in American history when an armed kidnapper took hostage, and then killed, a number of girls in a one-room Amish school in Nickel Mines, Lancaster County.

Pennsylvania bill would expand child abuse reporting requirements

Feb. 22, 2018 /

The proposed legislation addresses a loophole in the current child protective service law that doesn’t require some people to report suspected child abuse or neglect they witness to the state. But some child advocates worry expanding the legal mandate could lead to more erroneous reports.

Philadelphia Agenda: Pennsylvania's Animal Abuse Law

Aug. 28, 2017 /

State Representative Todd Stephens of Montgomery County and Kristen Tullo, PA state director of the Humane Society of the United States, talk about Pennsylvania’s new comprehensive animal abuse law.