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As a way for you to keep up with my work in Harrisburg and in our community, read the stories listed below, and, as always, feel free to contact me for more information about any state-related matter.
State Rep. Martina White, a Republican, was sworn in last week to serve the people of the 170th Legislative District House of Representatives.
Time Magazine’s Person of the Year award still draws conversation and controversy. This year, the initial controversy involves whether the magazine was lining up President Trump as one of the finalists. Of course, we know its policy is to endorse the person who is the most consequential, not necessarily the person the people at the magazine think has made the most positive impact.
Less than two weeks before the most shocking presidential election in modern history, the Republican lawmaker was sitting at a gym in Northeast Philadelphia, debating Matt Darragh, a Democrat trying to unseat her from the General Assembly.
State Rep. Mar­tina White (R-170th dist.) re­spon­ded to a let­ter from City Coun­cil Pres­id­ent Dar­rell Clarke, re­ject­ing his re­quest that she re­verse her po­s­i­tion op­pos­ing sanc­tu­ary cit­ies.
State Rep. Martina White (R., Phila.) on Monday sent a response to a courteous letter from City Council President Darrell Clarke on Feb. 6. His letter asked her to not reintroduce legislation making "sanctuary cities" liable for personal and property damage caused by undocumented people living in the city. White’s district is in the Northeast.
In an effort to take a stand against President Trump, Democrats across the country have been embracing sanctuary cities. This would allow unauthorized immigrants to defy deportation measures taken by the federal government.
President Trump is expected to sign an executive order Wednesday cracking down on sanctuary cities and building a wall on the Mexican border - a hallmark of his campaign. It’s an announcement that Trump supporters have long awaited, and that immigrant groups have been bracing for.
A bill that immigration advocates are concerned will lead to racial profiling and that one Philadelphia lawmaker worries will have devastating consequences on that city sailed past the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday.
Two bills in the state Legislature that some say would protect cops got a push on Tuesday.
THE FIRST anniversary of Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia garnered the expected headlines noting his charisma and the impact he had on some people during his visit. I see him as holy, charismatic and kind.
HOUSE BILL 1885 is Jim Kenney's living nightmare.Rep. Martina White sponsors bill that would allow Philadelphia to be sued for personal injury or property damage caused by an illegal immigrant here under Mayor Kenney´s Sanctuary City policy.
From the Daily Signal An illegal immigrant living in Philadelphia has been charged with raping a child, spurring opponents of the city’s “sanctuary” policy to use his arrest to bolster their argument that such practices leave dangerous criminals on the streets.
From Jewish Exponent Sixteen centenarians were honored in ceremonies marking KleinLife’s third annual centenarian celebration. They were treated to lunch and entertained by the Ferko String Band, along with entertainer Stu Weitz, who performed a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Of Philadelphia’s 500 centenarians, 119 live in the Northeast.
State Rep. Mar­tina White has been in of­fice since April 2015, and al­most im­me­di­ately au­thored a House res­ol­u­tion that passed un­an­im­ously de­clar­ing Year of the Law En­force­ment Of­ficer.
From LA Times California has some of the strictest laws in the U.S. against publicly releasing information about officer discipline. State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) says recent high-profile clashes between police departments and the communities they serve show that now is the time to change the rules.