Pa. House debates trimming own membership to 153

    The state House of Representatives is considering a proposal to cut 50 seats from the chamber and reduce it to 153 members.

     

    Yesterday, the House took up a proposal by Speaker Sam Smith that would require passage of a constitutional amendment, a lengthy process.

    Smith says a smaller House would be more efficient, and better able to communicate about legislative proposals.

    The Jefferson County Republican says rural or minority residents wouldn’t be hurt by a trimmed-down House.

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