News Digest

News Digest :: May 25, 2019

Administration Gov. Wolf applauds Pennsylvanians for successful ‘1-4-3 Day’ https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/gov-wolf-applauds-pennsylvanians-for-successful-1-4-3-day/ Demolition, sale of Allentown State Hospital still sought, Wolf administration says...

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News Digest :: May 24, 2019

Legislature Funding for Pennsylvania family centers restored for 2 years https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/funding-for-pennsylvania-family-centers-restored-for-2-years/ Democrats take to Broad Street Market to argue for higher wage in Pa....

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News Digest :: May 23, 2019

Legislature PA officials reverse course on local family support center funding https://www.post-gazette.com/news/social-services/2019/05/22/family-support-centers-pennsylvania-allegheny-county-funding-threatened-reversed/stories/201905220123 Ex-offenders in Pa. can be...

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News Digest :: May 22, 2019

Legislature Wolf hikes closed trail to pitch $4.5B projects plan https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/wolf-hikes-closed-trail-to-pitch-4-5b-projects-plan-1.2485638 Editorial: Parents must hear truth about vaccines...

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News Digest :: May 21, 2019

Legislature Lawmakers want to strike ‘good moral character’ from occupational licensing criteria https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/lawmakers-want-to-strike-good-moral-character-from-occupational-licensing-criteria/ Growing up through the cracks: Bid to shift...

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News Digest :: May 20, 2019

Legislature State Senate bill would eliminate vaccination exemptions for religious, philosophical reasons https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190520/state-senate-bill-would-eliminate-vaccination-exemptions-for-religious-philosophical-reasons/1 Berks lawmakers predict...

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News Digest :: May 19, 2019

Elections Special election will decide Senate seat in central Pa. https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/special-election-will-fill-state-senate-seat-in-central-pa.html   Washington D.C Republican congressman from Michigan accuses Trump of 'impeachable conduct'...

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News Digest :: May 18, 2019

Legislature Berks lawmaker sponsors new vaccine bill https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-lawmaker-sponsors-new-vaccine-bill Rep. Frankel, Pittsburgh Jewish lawmaker, outraged with pro-life group using Holocaust images...

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News Digest :: May 17, 2019

Legislature Kaufer, Yudichak tout plan to bring more large manufacturers to NEPA https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/kaufer-yudichak-tout-plan-to-bring-more-large-manufacturers-to-nepa-1.2483647 Lawmakers back incentives to lure petrochemical plants here...

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News Digest :: May 16, 2019

Legislature Victims of Pa. pediatrician who sexually abused children push for reform of statute of limitations https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/victims-of-convicted-predator-pediatrician-jack-barto-push-for-reform-of-statute-of-limitations.html Sen. Muth: Sex...

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News Digest :: May 15, 2019

Legislature Pa. House passes bill to ban abortions when Down syndrome is detected, but Senate passage uncertain https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2019/05/14/Pa-House-bill-ban-abortions-Down-syndrome-turzai/stories/201905140172 Pennsylvania House tries...

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News Digest :: May 14, 2019

Legislature Pa. House approves novel education benefit for families of National Guard members https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/pa-house-approves-novel-education-benefit-for-families-of-national-guard-members.html Effort to reform charter school law on the move in...

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News Digest :: May 13, 2019

LegislatureOfficials discuss potential regional approach to stormwater managementhttps://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/officials-discuss-potential-regional-approach-to-stormwater-management-1.2481253Capitol Roundup: Yudichak, task force discuss legislative...

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News Digest :: May 12, 2019

 Hate Crimes Lawmakers introduce bills to strengthen PA hate crime legislationhttps://www.yourerie.com/news/local-news/lawmakers-introduce-bills-to-strengthen-pa-hate-crime-legislation/1995152976 Gun Safety Bill proposed to eliminate conceal carry...

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News Digest :: May 11, 2019

 General Assembly Gov. Tom Wolf commends House leaders for their call for respect and civilityhttps://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/gov-tom-wolf-commends-house-leaders-for-their-call-for-respect-and-civility.html ‘The people of Pennsylvania expect...

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News Digest :: May 10, 2019

LegislatureTree of Life survivors applaud proposed hate crime billshttps://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/tree-of-life-survivors-applaud-proposed-bills-that-would-enhance-state-hate-crime-laws/Pittsburgh Lawmakers To Introduce Hate Crime...

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News Digest :: May 9, 2019

Legislature Street, Rabb seek to repeal death penalty https://www.phillytrib.com/metros/northwest/street-rabb-seek-to-repeal-death-penalty/article_351ffd2b-211d-5ba9-b8c4-3442ab38aaa9.html Area state lawmakers introduce bill to transition to renewable energy...

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News Digest :: May 8, 2019

Legislature Pa. Senate confirms Elliot Howsie as Allegheny County judge https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/05/07/Elliot-Howsie-allegheny-county-public-defender-judge-nomination-judiciary-commitee-senate-pennsylvania/stories/201905070125 Pa. Senate...

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News Digest :: May 7, 2019

Legislature Blair could see the end of vehicle emissions tests http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/05/blair-could-see-the-end-of-vehicle-emissions-tests/ Turzai lends support to gift ban after activists shower lawmakers with dollar bills, get arrested...

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News Digest :: May 6, 2019

Legislature "Sextortion" bill would criminalize sexual coercion in Pa. https://www.witf.org/news/2019/05/sextortion-bill-would-criminalize-sexual-coercion.php Bucks lawmakers support state, federal climate action...

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News Digest : : May 5, 2019

Election Reform Stop real threat https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/stop-real-threat-1.2478419 Pressure grows to loosen party grip on Pennsylvania primary...

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News Digest :: May 4, 2019

Legislation Pa. EITC tax is getting bigger https://www.bedfordgazette.com/pa-eitc-tax-is-getting-bigger/article_f91d6912-37d4-55a0-aa27-007ce75667c3.html EDITORIAL: Consider the source of truly dumb legislation...

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News Digest :: May 3, 2019

Legislature As March on Harrisburg approaches, lawmakers take stock of gift laws https://www.witf.org/state-house-sound-bites/2019/05/as-march-on-harrisburg-approaches-lawmakers-take-stock-of-gift-laws.php The PA crisis in senior care and its funding is intensifying,...

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News Digest :: May 1, 2019

Legislature Pa. Senate moves to slow down the replacement of voting machines https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/pa-senate-moves-to-slow-down-the-replacement-of-voting-machines.html House, Senate committees approve ‘PA GI Bill’ providing college grants for state...

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News Digest :: April 30, 2019

Legislature Democrat Pam Iovino takes the oath of office, is one of 13 women serving in the state Senate https://www.penncapital-star.com/blog/democrat-pam-iovino-takes-the-oath-office-becoming-the-13th-woman-to-serve-in-the-state-senate/ Fetterman reports high...

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News Digest :: April 28, 2019

Administration Critics of Restore Pennsylvania plan say it relies on only one industry for funding https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/critics-of-restore-pennsylvania-plan-say-it-relies-on-only/article_a3adb896-6901-11e9-9607-9bf8cacdcb9b.html Legislature Support...

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News Digest :: April 27, 2019

Legislature Solar and wind energy advocates may hold swing vote in Pennsylvania’s divisive nuclear rescue debate https://www.philly.com/news/pennsylvania-renewable-power-advocates-propose-big-boost-green-energy-incentives-20190427.html Saving the coal industry...

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News Digest :: April 26, 2019

Legislature Completion of D&L trail into Wilkes-Barre promoted https://www.timesleader.com/news/741279/completion-of-dl-trail-into-wilkes-barre-promoted Proposal in works to expand D&L Trail...

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News Digest :: April 25, 2019

Legislature No take off: Gov. Wolf opposes airport authority bill https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/04/24/Mike-Turzai-Rich-Fitzgerald-Airport-Authority-Pittsburgh-International-Airport-Tom-Wolf/stories/201904240155 Practice what you preach: Mike...

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