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Good Government Groups Want Lawmakers to Make It Harder for Committee Chairs to Block Popular Bills

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A good government group says committee chairs and general assembly majority leaders are preventing widely popular bills from being considered for a vote. WITF’s Brett Sholtis reports, the group is calling on the state legislature to change that.

Read the full story at: https://www.witf.org/2022/03/31/groups-seeks-to-keep-pennsylvania-lawmakers-from-ignoring-popular-bills/

(Original air-date: 4/1/22)

Brett Sholtis is a health reporter for WITF/Transforming Health. Sholtis is the 2021-2022 Reveal Benjamin von Sternenfels Rosenthal Grantee for Mental Health Investigative Journalism with the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. His award-winning work on problem areas in mental health policy and policing helped to get a woman moved from a county jail to a psychiatric facility. Sholtis is a University of Pittsburgh graduate and a Pennsylvania Army National Guard Kosovo campaign veteran.