News Digest

News Digest :: September 19, 2018

Legislature At Downtown rally, lawmakers urge support for amendments targeting sex abusers http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/09/18/Pittsburgh-lawmakers-legislation-sex-abuse-civil-criminal-statute-limitations-lawsuits/stories/201809180140 State rep. calls...

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News Digest :: September 18, 2018

Legislature Racial disparities plague Pennsylvania’s life-without-parole system — but can it be fixed? http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/life-without-parole-pennsylvania-philly-mass-incarceration-prison-industrial-complex-death-by-incarceration-20180918.html#loaded...

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News Digest :: September 17, 2018

Legislature Pa. lawmakers pushing for more open primaries http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2018/09/pa-lawmakers-pushing-for-more-open-primaries/ The Rundown: Property tax relief for veterans organizations sought...

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News Digest :: September 16, 2018

Legislature Sen. Pat Browne: How Pa. laws to protect children from abuse have been reformed http://www.mcall.com/opinion/national/mc-opi-sex-abuse-legislation-pennsylvania-browne-20180915-story.html Erie-area EMS providers seek higher reimbursements...

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News Digest :: September 15, 2018

Legislature Senior expo planned at mall https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/senior-expo-planned-at-mall-1.2386028 Getting the lead out: Detroit isn’t the only city with a school water crisis...

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News Digest :: September 14, 2018

Legislature Antwon Rose death spurs Democratic Pa. lawmakers' plan for police reform bills http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/09/13/Democratic-state-lawmakers-widespread-police-reform-bills-antwon-rose/stories/201809130160 Democratic Legislators To...

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News Digest :: September 13, 2018

Legislature Disclose all fracking chemicals https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/disclose-all-fracking-chemicals-1.2385031 A gem of an idea? Lawmaker wants to crown amethyst as state's gemstone...

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News Digest :: September 12, 2018

Legislature Gymnasts who suffered sexual abuse lend their voices to push for PA law https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14069738-74/gymnasts-who-suffered-sexual-abuse-lend-their-voices-to-push-for-pa A Pa. lawmaker is escalating his uphill fight for victims of...

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News Digest :: September 11, 2018

Legislature Lawmakers call for halt to pipeline construction in light of gas explosion https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/lawmakers-call-for-halt-to-pipeline-construction-in-light-of/article_72f113be-b548-11e8-8867-330c7bbc941d.html Outlaw child marriages...

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News Digest :: September 10, 2018

Legislature Officials: 'We need to invest in our school buildings' http://www.phillytrib.com/news/officials-we-need-to-invest-in-our-school-buildings/article_00838ff3-3a8b-51d1-b17a-a35fac382328.html A Catholic, ex-Lt. governor, lone-wolf lobbyist for Pa. priest abuse...

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News Digest :: September 9, 2018

Legislature How other states’ lawmakers have dealt with sex abuse legislation, and why Pa’s may be behind http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-priest-sex-abuse-bills-20180827-story.html - nt=oft12aH-3la1 Their view: Balance is key to tax fairness in Pa....

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News Digest :: September 8, 2018

State News Anthony Bevilacqua, former Pittsburgh bishop and Philadelphia archbishop, named in lawsuit https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/09/new_allegations_made_against_n.html The Bon-Ton name will live on thanks to $900,00 deal...

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News Digest :: September 7, 2018

Legislature Hughes leads meeting on trauma in schools http://www.phillytrib.com/news/state_and_region/hughes-leads-meeting-on-trauma-in-schools/article_44bb5756-c139-5eb9-85c4-085e526829fe.html #MeToo bill hits snag in partisan spat...

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News Digest :: September 6, 2018

Legislature Lawmakers look for legal answers about switch to separate playoffs for private schools http://www.tribdem.com/news/lawmakers-look-for-legal-answers-about-switch-to-separate-playoffs/article_f533fc48-b178-11e8-b6e1-d3e13e73b5ee.html Oversight committee...

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News Digest :: September 5, 2018

Legislature PIAA Legislative Oversight Committee to hold hearing on boundary vs. non-boundary debate Wednesday https://triblive.com/sports/hssports/football/14046002-85/piaa-legislative-oversight-committee-to-hold-hearing-on-boundary-vs-non-boundary-debate Millcreek’s...

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News Digest :: September 4, 2018

Legislature ICA is defunct, but Pittsburgh still needs it to approve the budget https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14044145-74/ica-is-defunct-but-pittsburgh-still-needs-it-to-approve-the-budget Overdoses down in Berks' two halfway houses...

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News Digest :: September 3, 2018

Legislature Little dignity in $7.25/hour https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/little-dignity-in-7-25-hour-1.2381327 Working Pennsylvanians need the support of legislators after Janus | Opinion...

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News Digest :: September 2, 2018

Legislature Abuse report spurs push for change http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2018/09/abuse-report-spurs-push-for-change/  Business Stocks waver along with U.S.-Canada trade talks...

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News Digest :: September 1, 2018

Legislature Local lawmakers take criminal justice reform talk to prison http://www.phillytrib.com/news/local-lawmakers-take-criminal-justice-reform-talk-to-prison/article_36b4be68-454a-53a2-b1c7-34302935ddb3.html Rent a pet? Two Pa. lawmakers hope to ban it before it...

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News Digest :: August 31, 2018

Legislature Local lawmakers take criminal justice reform talk to prison http://www.phillytrib.com/news/local-lawmakers-take-criminal-justice-reform-talk-to-prison/article_36b4be68-454a-53a2-b1c7-34302935ddb3.html $500,000 state grant to boost New Kensington's blight...

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News Digest :: August 30, 2018

Legislature Senate GOP leader Joe Scarnati cautions against retroactive abuse claims https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14025217-74/senate-gop-leader-joe-scarnati-cautions-against-retroactive-abuse-claims Top Pa. lawmaker: Only constitutional change will lead to...

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News Digest :: August 29, 2018

Legislature Let's send our kids back to school safely | Opinion: By Sen. Jay Costa https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2018/08/lets_send_our_kids_back_to_sch.html#incart_river_index New grant program to address workforce gaps...

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News Digest :: August 28, 2018

Legislature Lack of pipeline safety info puts schools, students at risk: By state Sen. Andy Dinniman https://www.dailylocal.com/news/lack-of-pipeline-safety-info-puts-schools-students-at-risk/article_923b0c21-6465-5b9c-9d1b-23497f0fdc09.html Following clergy report,...

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News Digest :: August 27, 2018

Legislature Yellow light on cameras https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/yellow-light-on-cameras-1.2378498 Allentown mom pushes for cameras on school buses to catch drivers who don't stop...

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News Digest for Sunday, August 26, 2018

Legislative Issues   Politicians in Harrisburg are shutting out Pa. citizens http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/letters/2018/08/26/Politicians-in-Harrisburg-are-shutting-out-Pa-citizens/stories/201808260064     Sexual Misconduct   #MeToo bills to get look in...

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News Digest for Saturday, August 25, 2018

Schools   Bethlehem school district taking drastic measure to recoup student meal debts after state bans 'lunch-shaming' http://www.mcall.com/news/education/mc-nws-bethlehem-school-district-unpaid-lunches-20180814-story.html   Research: Sweeping school consolidations...

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News Digest :: August 24, 2018

Legislature Pennsylvania petition to legalize marijuana gathers 3,000 signatures in 3 days https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14004385-74/petition-to-legalize-marijuana-gathers-3000-signatures-in-3-days Frances Wolf: Pa. lawmakers must act swiftly to protect victims...

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News Digest :: August 23, 2018

Legislature Fight on to extend statute of limitations in child sex cases https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/fight-on-to-extend-statute-of-limitations-in-child-sex-cases-1.2377126 Clergy sex abuse report draws flurry of bills to address problem...

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News Digest :: August 22, 2018

Legislature Allentown area airport breaks ground on new $16.3 million hangar http://www.mcall.com/news/traffic/mc-nws-lvia-new-hangar-underway-20180821-story.html WATCH: Construction starts on $16.3M hangar at Lehigh Valley International Airport...

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News Digest :: August 21, 2018

Legislature ‘Tax fairness’ hearing morphs into debate on property tax elimination https://www.timesleader.com/news/715625/tax-fairness-hearing-morphs-into-debate-on-property-tax-elimination Eliminating school property taxes topic of hearing in W-B...

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News Digest :: August 20, 2018

Legislature End LGBTQ discrimination https://www.citizensvoice.com/opinion/end-lgbtq-discrimination-1.2375711 Bedford highlights new feed project http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2018/08/bedford-highlights-new-feed-project/ MERGING SCHOOLS | Research...

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