The Dentons Pennsylvania Public Affairs team has you covered with a curated run-down of the top news headlines and trending policy issues for the week ending November 3rd.
This week, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday to consider legislation that would formally eliminate the death penalty. Pennsylvania’s budget is still not finalized and will soon be five months late. With the House in session, will there be any progress made? Allegheny County will see a new top elected official for the first time in 12 years, as a progressive candidate faces a Republican campaigning on centrist views who hopes moderate Democrats will cross party lines at the polls next week. Ohio on Tuesday could become the next of Pennsylvania’s neighbors to legalize recreational marijuana. And finally, what to expect in PA’s upcoming general election.
- Pa. House Judiciary Committee sets vote on death penalty repeal bill. Post-Gazette
- Pennsylvania House leaders point fingers as budget, school funding remains unresolved. ABC27
- Progressive Sara Innamorato and centrist Joe Rockey square off to become next Allegheny County executive. TribLive
- Pa. House panel debates legalizing recreational marijuana. PennLive
- AP Election Brief | What to expect in Pennsylvania’s general election. Associated Press