Speakers including Sen. Bob Casey Jr., U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, state Sen. Larry Farnese and state Rep. Brian Sims, who urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to call the Senate back into session to strengthen gun control laws.
This week marks the end of General Assistance (GA) as we know it. The life-saving program that has helped thousands of Pennsylvanians get back on their feet and bridge the gap to self-sustainability ended on Aug. 1.
In all but three states, people accused of murder can still deploy what’s known as a gay or trans panic defense. State Sen. Larry Farnese of Philadelphia wants Pennsylvania to become the next state to prohibit the use of these defenses in murder trials.