Rank #1: Three Mile Island: As It Happened Part 1
Rank #2: Episode 2: Prisons, drugs and inmates’ rights
Rank #3: Episode 23: The greatest hits of Budget Hearings 2K19
Rank #4: Episode 30: More thoughts on guns
This week, the state Capitol hosted hundreds of gun rights supporters for an annual event they call the Rally to Protect Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
Over the years, there have been lots of efforts to tighten Pennsylvania’s gun laws—like creating universal background checks, starting a gun registry, or banning bump stocks—accessories that help semi-automatic weapons fire like automatic ones.
Most proposals haven’t gotten very far, in large part because the state legislature is pretty sympathetic to gun owners.
But if you talk to the people at the rally, you get the sense that they feel a crackdown is coming.
In this episode, we take you inside the event, and then you’ll hear extended interviews with some of the people who spoke with us.
Rank #5: Episode 3: Does PA owe the poor better criminal defense? An investigation.
Rank #6: Episode 4: Congressional races that should be on your radar
Rank #7: Episode 14: Looking back at a very political 2018
Rank #8: Episode 13: The business of Christmas
Rank #9: Episode 12: The price of election security
Rank #10: Episode 11: Taxing the open road
Rank #11: Episode 15: Session begins anew
Rank #12: Episode 27: Where did this bill come from?
This week, we’re taking a look at one of the most fundamental processes that happens in the state capitol: bills. More specifically, how they get drafted and circulated among state lawmakers, and where they come from.