News Digest

News Digest :: September 15, 2019

Legislature Pennsylvania doesn’t need to allow Sunday hunting. This is why | Opinion https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/pennsylvania-doesnt-need-to-allow-sunday-hunting-this-is-why-opinion/ Full slate awaits lawmakers in fall session...

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News Digest :: September 14, 2019

Legislature Treat gun violence as a ‘public health epidemic,’ state lawmakers are told https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/treat-gun-violence-as-a-public-health-epidemic-state-lawmakers-are-told/ Senate panel sets White Haven Center hearing...

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News Digest :: September 13, 2019

Legislature Families, staff denounce White Haven Center closure; Yudichak announces Harrisburg hearing https://www.timesleader.com/news/755527/families-staff-denounce-white-haven-center-closure-yudichak-announces-harrisburg-hearing Support strong for White Haven...

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News Digest :: September 10, 2019

Legislature State senator doesn’t have legal standing to block Sunoco’s Mariner East construction, Pa. court says https://www.inquirer.com/business/energy/mariner-east-pipeline-dinniman-case-pennsylvania-court-ruling-20190909.html Court rejects Dinniman standing to...

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News Digest :: September 9, 2019

Legislature Bike riders pedal for change in state law https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/09/08/Ride-Pittsburgh-Healthy-Ride-bike-lane-protection/stories/201909080216 Legislative committee schedules hearing on Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania...

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News Digest :: September 8, 2019

Law and Justice Prison staffing woes: Union argues more officers are needed at state facilities https://www.tribdem.com/news/prison-staffing-woes-union-argues-more-officers-are-needed-at/article_765d1eac-64a4-57aa-8aa8-e13cc7fa7679.html Decline in inmate population...

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News Digest :: September 6, 2019

Legislature Sen. Vincent Hughes: PA Forward gives students an opportunity for a better future https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2019/09/06/Vincent-Hughes-PA-Forward-gives-students-an-opportunity-for-a-better-future/stories/201909060058 This new PHEAA loan...

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News Digest :: September 5, 2019

Legislature Bucks, Montgomery County Democrats stump for solar, carbon cap https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190904/bucks-montgomery-county-democrats-stump-for-solar-carbon-cap Lawmakers: Misclassifying workers costing millions in revenue...

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News Digest :: September 4, 2019

Legislature Senate Democrats hit the road in September for addiction open house series https://www.penncapital-star.com/blog/senate-democrats-hit-the-road-in-september-for-addiction-open-house-series/ State and U.S. lawmakers lead discussion on veteran suicide, tout...

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News Digest :: September 3, 2019

Legislature This Philly lawmaker wants Pennsylvania to offer reparations to its black residents https://www.penncapital-star.com/civil-rights-social-justice/this-philly-lawmaker-wants-pennsylvania-to-offer-reparations-to-its-black-residents/ Lawmakers question...

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News Digest :: September 2, 2019

Legislature State and U.S. lawmakers will lead roundtable discussion on veteran suicide Tuesday https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/09/02/conor-lamb-guy-reschenthaler-pam-iovino-regan-congress-veteran-affairs-suicide/stories/201908300153 Lawmakers...

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News Digest :: September 1, 2019

Legislature Advocates still fighting to end live bird shoots https://www.republicanherald.com/news/advocates-still-fighting-to-end-live-bird-shoots-1.2527605 State Places of worship need to prepare for active shooters, Pa. state trooper says...

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News Digest :: August 31, 2019

Legislature Should Pennsylvania eliminate school taxes? Reader debate includes proposal for major 'vice tax’ https://www.mcall.com/opinion/readers-react/mc-opi-let-school-property-taxes-20190831-vdoxs7m6tzcrxeuot43a63kfdy-story.html Scranton director wants to close...

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News Digest :: August 30, 2019

Legislature Yudichak, Baker and Gordner join forces to condemn Retreat closure https://www.timesleader.com/news/754100/yudichak-baker-and-gordner-join-forces-to-condemn-retreat-closure Lawmakers question proposed Retreat closure...

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News Digest :: August 29, 2019

Legislature NEPA lawmakers vow to fight SCI-Retreat closure https://www.timesleader.com/news/753909/nepa-lawmakers-vow-to-fight-sci-retreat-closure Pennsylvania to close another prison as inmate ranks shrink...

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News Digest :: August 28, 2019

Legislature Legislative panel will travel the state this fall to hear concerns on the way Pa. pays for special education https://www.penncapital-star.com/blog/legislative-panel-will-travel-the-state-this-fall-to-hear-concerns-on-the-way-pa-pays-for-special-education/...

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News Digest :: August 26, 2019

Legislature Not just the U.S. Women’s soccer team: Pa.’s women of color are missing wages they deserve | Opinion https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/not-just-the-u-s-womens-soccer-team-pas-women-of-color-are-missing-wages-they-deserve-opinion/ Quinn renews...

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News Digest :: August 25, 2019

Business Philly unions worked to keep Tesla Solar out of the city. Now Walmart sues Tesla for solar panels that set its stores on fire https://www.inquirer.com/business/walmart-tesla-fires-stores-lawsuit-unions-philadelphia-20190825.html These homegrown companies are...

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News Digest :: August 24, 2019

Legislature No criminal charges against ex-Pa. legislator accused of sexual assault, jury recommends https://www.inquirer.com/news/no-criminal-charges-brian-ellis-grand-jury-sexual-assault-20190823.html Pennsylvania House wins appeal in atheist prayer-policy suit...

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News Digest :: August 23, 2019

Administration Wolf tells pipeline activists he won't shut down Mariner East https://www.witf.org/news/2019/08/wolf-tells-pipeline-activists-he-wont-shut-down-mariner-east.php Gov. Wolf visits pipeline construction site in Chesco...

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News Digest :: August 22, 2019

Legislature Town hall on guns brings out supporters, opponents https://www.delcotimes.com/news/town-hall-on-guns-bring-out-supporters-opponents/article_30b77294-c42a-11e9-acc4-4782a2734f4b.html Southeast Pa. lawmakers want to create a board on pipeline safety....

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News Digest :: August 21, 2019

Legislature Legislators, families discuss plan to prevent White Haven Center closing https://www.timesleader.com/news/753032/legislators-families-discuss-plan-to-prevent-white-haven-center-closing Gov. Wolf commits to help find financial aid for Scranton School...

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News Digest :: August 20, 2019

Legislature Lawmaker reminds drivers of school bus stopping law https://www.phoenixvillenews.com/lawmaker-reminds-drivers-of-school-bus-stopping-law/article_2a718d74-1b29-5562-a8d6-56fe11622cf7.html Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to kick ’unseemly characters’ out of drug...

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News Digest :: August 19, 2019

Legislature Kudos to Gov. Tom Wolf for doing something on gun violence, but the General Assembly must do more | Editorial https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/tom-wolf-pa-mass-shootings-gun-control-violence-prevention-laws-20190819.html Wolf right to act on gun...

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News Digest :: August 18, 2019

Legislature State to hold hearing on rail passenger and freight service in Western Pa. https://triblive.com/local/regional/state-to-hold-hearing-on-rail-passenger-and-freight-service-in-western-pa/ State Sen. Elder Vogel Jr.’s family farm recognized by state...

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