News Digest

News Digest :: January 22, 2019

Legislature Senator urges pipeline be shut down in wake of latest sinkhole https://www.delcotimes.com/news/senator-urges-pipeline-be-shut-down-in-wake-of-latest/article_a146ee14-1e2f-11e9-a328-870a8c738990.html Senator Tim Kearney Appointed to Influential Senate...

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News Digest :: January 21, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Day On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a look at race equality in Pa., U.S. https://www.pennlive.com/expo/news/g66l-2019/01/c640a369764132/on-martin-luther-king-jr-day-a-look-at-race-equality-in-pa-us.html At MLK Day celebration, students worry...

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News Digest :: January 20, 2019

Legislature The other Pittsburgh https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/01/20/The-other-Pittsburgh/stories/201901200117 Officials: DEP continuing investigation of Rockhill Quarry...

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News Digest :: January 19, 2019

Legislature Officials see better financial days for the beleaguered Penn Hills School District https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14521083-74/officials-see-better-financial-days-for-the-beleaguered-penn-hills-school-district Schwank to propose license fees, fines...

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News Digest :: January 18, 2019

Legislature Costa calls for state no-interest loan fund for federal workers https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14514744-74/costa-calls-for-state-no-interest-loan-fund-for-federal-workers Pittsburgh-area lawmakers want hearing on Clairton Coke Works...

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News Digest :: January 17, 2019

Legislature Democratic state senators introduce manufacturing legislation package https://pennbizreport.com/news/11854-democratic-state-senators-introduce-manufacturing-legislation-package/ Local lawmakers announce 'Victoria's Law' to end puppy mills...

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News Digest :: January 16, 2019

Legislature Eliminate cash bail https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/eliminate-cash-bail-1.2433699 Baker bill seeks savings on prescription drug costs https://www.timesleader.com/news/730442/baker-bill-seeks-savings-on-prescription-drug-costs Administration Gov....

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News Digest :: January 15, 2019

Administration From hiphop to bluegrass, Wolf/Fetterman inaugural party offers variety of acts to entertain the crowd https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/01/from-hiphop-to-bluegrass-wolffetterman-inaugural-party-offers-variety-of-acts-to-entertain-the-crowd.html Wolf...

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News Digest :: January 14, 2019

Administration The unapologetic progressive or pragmatic statesman? Gov. Wolf prepares for a second term https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2019/01/14/Pennsylvania-Democratic-Governor-Tom-Wolf-second-term-inauguration-power-issues/stories/201901140036...

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News Digest :: January 13, 2019

Elections Six still in running for state Senate seat https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2019/01/12/6-still-in-running-for-state-Senate-seat/stories/201901120053   Legislature Lawmakers push to save nuclear power...

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News Digest :: January 12, 2019

Inauguration For a new lieutenant governor, John Fetterman looks unconventional. His life story might be more unusual. https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2019/01/11/john-fetterman-braddock-mayor-pa-lt-gov-tom-wolf/stories/201901110070   State News...

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News Digest :: January 11, 2019

Legislature Dinniman announces $150,000 for technical career programs https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/dinniman-announces-for-technical-career-programs/article_a9cc7cac-159c-11e9-bdad-230f0bfc04be.html Administration Gov. Wolf stands against proposed Title IX...

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News Digest :: January 10, 2019

Legislature Lack of funding poses challenges for expanding broadband access in Pa. http://www.witf.org/news/2019/01/lack-of-funding-poses-challenges-for-expanding-broadband-access-in-pa.php Administration Wolf/Fetterman’s inauguration party-goers to be treated to...

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News Digest :: January 9, 2019

Legislature Former state senator Ted Erickson dies at 80 https://www.delcotimes.com/news/local/former-state-senator-ted-erickson-dies-at/article_67aee34c-137a-11e9-b4d6-7bacddaeaad2.html Ward joins state Senate GOP leadership...

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News Digest :: January 8, 2019

Legislature Nurses issue warning over staffing, care levels at hospitals https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/nurses-issue-warning-over-staffing-care-levels-at-hospitals-1.2430543 Nurses are overworked. Staffing limits are the answer. | Opinion...

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News Digest :: January 7, 2019

Legislature Election reform subject of many bills in Harrisburg https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/election-reform-subject-of-many-bills-in-harrisburg Case validates severance tax https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/case-validates-severance-tax-1.2429815 A...

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Senate News Digest :: January 6, 2019

Farm Show   103rd PA Farm Show kicks off http://www.wfmz.com/news/pennsylvania/gov-wolf-kicks-off-103rd-pa-farm-show/966533388   Governor Tom Wolf and Senator Bob Casey kick off 103rd PA Farm Show...

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Senate News Digest :: January 5, 2019

Inauguration   Wolf 's inaugural celebration to feature music by The Roots http://www.ncnewsonline.com/news/local_news/wolf-s-inaugural-celebration-to-feature-music-by-the-roots/article_66db7ccd-75f6-5b8c-bd93-f69bc1d7317c.html   The Roots to headline Gov....

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News Digest :: January 4, 2019

Legislature City nurses rally for safe staffing standards http://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/city-nurses-rally-for-safe-staffing-standards/article_6ca8673e-ab2d-5476-b436-bf177fcca3ba.html Nurses picket in protest of staffing levels at several Philadelphia...

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News Digest :: January 3, 2019

Legislature Once a staffer, Kyle Mullins now takes oath as legislator https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/once-a-staffer-kyle-mullins-now-takes-oath-as-legislator-1.2428903 Lawmakers introduce comprehensive pipeline legislative package...

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News Digest :: January 2, 2019

Legislature New state senators focus on health care, environment going into office http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190102/new-state-senators-focus-on-health-care-environment-going-into-office Pa. lawmakers mark New Year's Day by starting new session...

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News Digest :: January 1, 2019

Legislature More women, lots of new faces: Pennsylvania, meet your newest General Assembly https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/01/more-women-lots-of-new-faces-pennsylvania-meet-your-newest-general-assembly.html State lawmakers prepare for New Year's Day swearing-in...

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News Digest :: December 31, 2018

Legislature The Briefing: State legislators share New Year's resolutions https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/the-briefing-state-legislators-share-new-years-resolutions A record number of women will join the Pa. General Assembly. But we have a long way to go. |...

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News Digest: December 30, 2018

Law and Justice New DUI Law can help save lives https://observer-reporter.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-new-dui-law-in-pennsylvania-could-help-save-lives/article_a29aa1a6-09fe-11e9-9ceb-7fe72071ce34.html In Penn State sex-abuse probe, former state prosecutor Frank...

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News Digest :: December 29, 2018

Sen-elect Lindsey Williams Inauguration Senate Republicans will not oppose inauguration of Lindsey Williams https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14449319-74/senate-republicans-will-not-oppose-inauguration-of-lindsey-williams Sen.-elect Lindsey Williams will take...

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News Digest :: December 28, 2018

Legislature Lindsey Williams was elected to the Pa. Senate, but will she be able to serve? https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/12/swearing-in-day-for-the-general-assembly.html Pa. Lawmakers report $43 million increase in unspent cash reserves...

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News Digest :: December 27, 2018

Legislature 10 reasons why marijuana could be legal in Pennsylvania (eventually) https://www.pennlive.com/expo/news/erry-2018/12/8574d289b46507/10-reasons-why-marijuana-could.html If you have an old criminal record, today you can finally get a 'clean slate' in Pa....

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News Digest :: December 26, 2018

Legislature Hemp legalized, but uncertainties remain for farmers https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14443270-74/hemp-legalized-but-uncertainties-remain-for-farmers Hemp hurdles: Versatile plant is perfect for Pennsylvania, 2 local farmers say...

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News Digest :: December 24, 2018

Legislature Sworn statement could decide if Lindsey Williams takes seat as state senator https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14439885-74/sworn-statement-could-decide-if-lindsey-williams-takes-seat-as-state-senator STATE OF EMERGENCY | Fire and EMS services look to...

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News Digest :: December 22, 2018

LegislatureEx-state rep won’t face sexual misconduct charges as criminal investigation endshttps://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/12/ex-state-rep-wont-face-sexual-misconduct-charges-as-investigation-ends.htmlEx-state rep’s accuser on why she wanted...

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