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Could Downsizing The House Hurt Democracy In PA?

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PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — KDKA Radio’s Robert Mangino talks with State Rep. Kathy Rapp, R-Warren, about the plan proposed Tuesday to cut down the number of representatives in the Pennsylvania House from 203 to 153.

Rapp has publicly opposed reducing the number of Representatives and she argues to Mangino that fewer representatives would equal less representation for Pennsylvania voters.

Five proposals, including one from House Speaker Sam Smith, R-Jefferson County, were presented Tuesday before the State Government Committee on H.B. 153.

Governor Tom Corbett believes that a constitutional amendment would be approved by Pennsylvania voters.  The amendment would have to be approved by two consecutive legislative sessions before it would pass to the voters.

Listen to Robert Mangino every weekday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA!

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