State Rep. Wendi Thomas backs bills to fight human trafficking

Jan. 29, 2020 /

HARRISBURG-- State Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) joined her colleagues in passing a package of legislation to combat human trafficking in Pennsylvania, including a companion bill to Thomas’s “Buyer Beware” bill to increase the penalties for anyone convicted of soliciting a victim of human trafficking.

PA House Passes Bills to Combat Human Trafficking

Jan. 29, 2020 /

Harrisburg, PA (WENY)-- In 2018, there were 275 cases of human trafficking cases reported in Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth ranks in the top ten in the country when it comes to human trafficking cases. The Pennsylvania House passed along six House Bills and one Senate Bill on Wednesday, focused on addressing what legislators are calling the human trafficking crisis.

Passage of human trafficking legislation applauded

Jan. 29, 2020 /

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The state House Judiciary Committee has unanimously passed a package of bills to address the problem of human trafficking. Each bill was approved by every representative on the committee.

Lawmaker Delivers Petition For PA E-ZPass Discount

Jul. 30, 2019 /

HARRISBURG, PA — A Bucks County lawmaker has delivered a petition with more than 1,100 names calling for Pennsylvania commuters who drive into New Jersey to get a break on the tolls they pay.

Pa. public employees convicted of sex crimes could lose pensions

Jun. 07, 2019 /

Legislation that would cost public officials and public employees their pension if they are convicted of committing a sexual offense involving a victim with whom they have a connection through their office or employment passed the state House of Representatives on Monday.

LTE: Searching for solutions for gerrymandering

May. 28, 2019 /

Recently, I read Rep. Tom Murt’s article on removing politics from the redistricting process. Gerrymandering is not new terminology and much of the public is aware about how it works.

Several area school districts get state safety grants

May. 13, 2019 /

Seven school districts from Bucks or Eastern Montgomery counties, the Bucks County Intermediate Unit and Upper Bucks County Technical School in Bedminster were recently among the recipients of $40 million in school safety grants from the state.