News Digest

News Digest :: July 17, 2018

Legislature Letter asking for Arnold mayor's removal sent to the state Senate https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/13873136-74/letter-asking-for-arnold-mayors-removal-sent-to-the-state-senate Telemedicine could improve Pennsylvania health care. So why the...

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News Digest :: July 16, 2018

Legislature Pa.'s sports betting taxes so high legal bookmakers may shun state http://www.philly.com/philly/business/pa-legal-sports-bookmakers-taxes-new-jersey-casinos-20180716.html New Pennsylvania law allows school boards to discuss security measures in private...

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PA Senate News Digest for Saturday, July 14, 2018

State News Human services department admits to web glitch that exposed personal info of 2,000 Pennsylvanians https://triblive.com/news/adminpage/13864264-74/human-services-department-admits-to-web-glitch-that-exposed-personal-info-of State election officials in US...

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News Digest :: July 13, 2018

Legislature Gov. Wolf blasts Arnold mayor's anti-protester remarks as 'unacceptable' https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/13861123-74/gov-wolf-blasts-arnold-mayors-anti-protester-remarks-as-unacceptable Arnold City Council to proceed with request for mayor's...

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News Digest :: July 12, 2018

Legislature Can Philadelphia school officials be trusted with millions in state money to clean up lead paint? http://www.philly.com/philly/news/schools-lead-paint-philadelphia-pennsylvania-state-money-toxic-city-20180712.html Arnold solicitor casts doubt on effort to...

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News Digest :: July 11, 2018

Legislature Holding Toomey to his word http://www.phillytrib.com/holding-toomey-to-his-word/article_3f2cec5c-f4dc-51f8-84a6-73df49920db8.html Arnold City Council to ask governor, Senate to remove mayor after social media post...

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News Digest :: July 10, 2018

Legislature Reforms after Antwon: Local leaders promote laws for better policing http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018/07/10/Reforms-after-Antwon-Local-leaders-promote-laws-for-better-policing/stories/201807100016 Call special session on redistricting...

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News Digest :: July 9, 2018

Administration Gov. Wolf raises Pa. minimum wage for state employees to $12 per hour, $15 by 2024 http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2018/07/09/Gov-Tom-Wolf-raises-minimum-wage-state-employees/stories/201807080085 Legislature Bill would make...

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News Digest :: July 8, 2018

Legislature State Rep. Metcalfe sits on Toad Creek bill, boasts of blocking Democrats http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/state-rep-metcalfe-sits-on-toad-creek-bill-boasts-of-blocking-democrats Topton land swap: Why the legislation is needed...

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News Digest :: July 7, 2018

Legislature Bid to make Harley-Davidson the Pa. state motorcycle gets traction amid Trump talk https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2018/07/06/harley-davidson-would-pa-state-motorcycle-under-bill/762761002/ As protesters camp outside Gov. Wolf's York County home, he calls...

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News Digest :: July 6, 2018

Legislature Litterers in Pa. will be sentenced to pick up trash https://triblive.com/local/regional/13835388-74/litterers-in-pa-will-be-sentenced-to-pick-up-trash Lawmakers ask Turnpike for "100 percent" of effort to address McDonald flooding...

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News Digest :: July 5, 2018

Legislature Legislation Introduced To Make Police Training More Uniform Across Pennsylvania http://wesa.fm/post/legislation-introduced-make-police-training-more-uniform-across-pennsylvania#stream/0 New State Law Means No ARD For Sex Offenders...

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News Digest :: July 4, 2018

Legislature With Pa. House, Senate gone, big issues remain unresolved http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/state/pa-unresolved-legislation-abortion-speed-cameras-gun-control-domestic-violence-hazing-redistricting-20180704.html Local eighth-grader raises $1,500...

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News Digest :: July 3, 2018

Legislature Local lawmakers laud new school safety measures signed into law http://www.dailylocal.com/general-news/20180702/local-lawmakers-laud-new-school-safety-measures-signed-into-law Pennsylvania lawmakers tour Berks County Residential Center...

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News Digest :: July 1, 2018

Education   Wolf pledges millions to tackle lead paint in city schools http://www.philly.com/philly/news/special_packages/toxic-city/stories/lead-asbestos-toxic-city-schools-emergency-repairs-wolf-kenney-hite-20180629.html   Penn Hills School District adopts...

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News Digest :: June 30, 2018

Education Wolf pledges millions to tackle lead paint in city schools http://www.philly.com/philly/news/special_packages/toxic-city/stories/lead-asbestos-toxic-city-schools-emergency-repairs-wolf-kenney-hite-20180629.htm Gov. Wolf calls for drastic school funding...

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News Digest :: June 29, 2018

Administration Gov. Tom Wolf signs law that opens the door to giving ex-criminal offenders a 'clean slate' https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/06/gov_tom_wolf_signs_law_that_op.html#incart_river_index Governor Wolf signs law to seal certain criminal...

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News Digest :: June 28, 2018

Legislature Lawmakers leave state Capitol for summer with bills dangling https://lancasteronline.com/news/pennsylvania/lawmakers-leave-state-capitol-for-summer-with-bills-dangling/article_235b96c3-a034-5bd0-852c-fc6fdd188d6f.html An irresponsible Pa. House GOP leaves...

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News Digest :: June 27, 2018

Legislature Program sets up Pa. children with seed money to start saving for college https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/06/program_sets_up_pa_children_wi.html#incart_river_index Long-awaited bipartisan report slams Pa.'s death penalty policies...

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News Digest :: June 26, 2018

Legislature Pa. House exits, leaving for fall decisions on several key bills https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/06/house_of_representatives_leave.html#incart_river_index Proposal to shrink Pennsylvania's General Assembly falters before final vote...

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News Digest :: June 25, 2018

Budget In year of budget firsts, plan passes on time and Wolf signs it http://www.witf.org/state-house-sound-bites/2018/06/in-year-of-budget-firsts-plan-passes-on-time-and-wolf-signs-it.php State’s fiscal picture shows ray of sunshine...

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News Digest :: June 24, 2018

Budget Early Pa. budget deal possibly a milestone for deficits, school aid http://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/13794040-74/early-pa-budget-deal-possibly-a-milestone-for-deficits-school-aid Legislature Bill would require court approval to take conserved land, like...

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News Digest :: June 23, 2018

Budget Gov. Wolf signs no-new-taxes Pa. budget http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/state/pa-budget-no-tax-increase-more-education-money-20180622.html What will Pa.'s $32.7 billion budget buy?...

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