State House Sound Bites

Capitol reporter Katie Meyer covers Pennsylvania politics and issues at the Pennsylvania state capitol.

The State House Sound Bites Podcast is now called State of the State and is a part of PA Post, a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization to hold Pennsylvania’s government accountable to its citizens.

Episode 51: Meek Mill and more

Written by Katie Meyer | Apr 27, 2018 5:40 PM
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Marc Levy of the Associated Press and Liz Navratil of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette join us for a roundup of a whole bunch of initiatives kicking around the Capitol

That includes a move to expand background checks for gun purchases, and a hearing on creating an independent citizens' commission for redistricting. Plus, we'll recap a recent debate between the three GOP candidates for governor. 

And in related news, rapper Meek Mill was released from a Pennsylvania prison this week. His controversial sentence began in November, when he was arrested for violating a parole stemming from a more than decade-old weapon and drug possession conviction.

The case called attention to what many say is a systemic problem with Pennsylvania's judicial system. We'll discuss a push in state government to change that, and whether it'll get past a conservative legislature.


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