State House Sound Bites

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

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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