News Digest

News Digest :: March 24, 2019

Legislature In Pennsylvania, young lawmakers drive conversation on reducing student debt https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/in-pennsylvania-young-lawmakers-drive-conversation-on-reducing-student-debt/ Editorial: If Jersey legalizes pot, can Pa. be far...

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News Digest :: March 23, 2019

Legislature Democratic state senators propose student loan debt relief https://www.witf.org/news/2019/03/democratic-senators-propose-student-loan-debt-relief.php Lehigh Valley legislators got an earful on the rapid rise in robocalls...

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News Digest :: March 22, 2019

Legislature Yudichak: Growth will fuel Pa.’s future https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/yudichak-growth-will-fuel-pa-s-future-1.2460395 State lawmakers seek more oversight for PIAA...

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News Digest :: March 21, 2019

Legislature Senate Democrats roll out college debt relief plan https://www.meadvilletribune.com/news/senate-democrats-roll-out-college-debt-relief-plan/article_af1a5fd9-bb24-563a-b669-8277236cf48b.html As school librarians disappear, Blake wants to require their...

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News Digest :: March 20, 2019

Legislature Baker, Yudichak offer differing opinions on recreational pot bill https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/baker-yudichak-offer-differing-opinions-on-recreational-pot-bill-1.2459565 PA Senate bill seeks to legalize marijuana use...

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News Digest :: March 19, 2019

Legislature Pennsylvania State Senators working on bill to legalize cannabis for adult-use https://local21news.com/news/local/pennsylvania-state-senators-propose Editorial: Pipeline protesters take their case to Harrisburg...

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News Digest :: March 18, 2019

Legislature Local residents to attend anti-pipeline rally in Harrisburg March 19 https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/local-residents-to-attend-anti-pipeline-rally-in-harrisburg-march/article_2e1019c8-4749-11e9-957c-4b7f14c1e222.html Berks lawmakers react to bill...

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News Digest:: March 17, 2019

Legislature Senate hearing in East Whiteland to focus on robocalls https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/senate-hearing-in-east-whiteland-to-focus-on-robocalls/article_7ad69f6a-474a-11e9-a6da-fbfbcfd13a78.html Guest Column: Tom ,Wolf has a vision to Restore...

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News Digest :: March 16, 2019

Legislative Issues Pa. Senate GOP accuses AG Shapiro of overstepping authority in UPMC legal fight https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pa-senate-gop-accuses-ag-shapiro-of-overstepping-authority-in-upmc-legal-fight/ Pa. considers raising legal age to buy...

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News Digest :: March 15, 2019

Legislature Pa. may raise legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21 https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/pa-may-raise-legal-age-to-buy-tobacco-from-18-to-21.html Work begins on $2.6 million project to improve Route 796 intersection in Jennersville...

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News Digest :: March 14, 2019

Legislature Kosierowski’s historic win energizes area women https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/kosierowski-s-historic-win-energizes-area-women-1.2457109 Term limits: Proposal would end career politicians serving in Pa. Legislature...

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News Digest :: March 13, 2019

Legislature Democrats claim wins in Pennsylvania House special elections https://www.tribdem.com/news/democrats-claim-wins-in-pennsylvania-house-special-elections/article_754926f8-4938-5ac5-a561-020e531ca827.html Democrat Kosierowski claims victory in special election...

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News Digest :: March 12, 2019

Legislature State lawmakers to discuss Pa. budget, taxes, school safety at Thursday event in Homestead https://triblive.com/news/pittsburgh-allegheny/state-lawmakers-to-discuss-pa-budget-taxes-school-safety-at-thursday-event-in-homestead/ Local pols turn to guv for...

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News Digest :: March 11, 2019

Legislature Fight over nuclear plants arrives at Pennsylvania Capitol http://www.witf.org/news/2019/03/fight-over-nuclear-plants-arrives-at-pennsylvania-capitol.php Customers would pay millions to rescue Pa. nuclear reactors, including some that are already profitable...

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PA Senate News Digest :: March 10, 2019

Education   Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities badly need fiscal change http://www.lewistownsentinel.com/opinion/editorials/2019/03/pennsylvanias-state-owned-universities-badly-need-fiscal-change/   Editorial: Historic Black University set for...

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PA Senate News Digest :: March 9, 2019

  Education   Sharing with students the love of reading https://6abc.com/community-events/sharing-with-students-the-love-of-reading/5172275/   Gov. Wolf’s proposal to increase teacher base wage by $26,500 scrutinized by House panel...

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News Digest :: March 8, 2019

Legislature Officials tout severance tax to fund infrastructure projects https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/officials-tout-severance-tax-to-fund-infrastructure-projects-1.2454508 At city school, Mullins pledges support as Scranton financial recovery plan advances...

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News Digest :: March 7, 2019

Legislature Package of bills co-sponsored by Sen. Judy Schwank aims to help farmers markets https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/package-of-bills-aims-to-help-farmers-markets Among voters, support for legal marijuana defies party politics in Pa....

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News Digest :: March 6, 2019

Legislature Democratic legislators blast Scavo https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/democratic-legislators-blast-scavo-1.2453404 Hemp bill aims to give Pennsylvania farmers a new, growing market...

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News Digest :: March 5, 2019

Legislature Ripple effects of raising Pa.’s minimum teacher salary concern House GOP lawmakers https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/ripple-effects-of-raising-pas-minimum-teacher-salary-concern-house-gop-lawmakers.html Wolf's plan to boost teacher salaries faces...

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News Digest :: March 4, 2019

Legislature Rescuing Pa. nuclear power plants could come with conditions https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/rescuing-pa-nuclear-power-plants-could-come-with-conditions/ Wolf, Republicans at odds over minimum wage increase...

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News Digest :: March 3, 2019

Legislature Chesco pipeline decision draws praise, scorn https://www.dailylocal.com/news/chesco-pipeline-decision-draws-praise-scorn/article_1301ff68-3d0b-11e9-bfee-4f1cecf8448b.html Municipalities without local departments may be charged for state police presence...

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News Digest :: March 2, 2019

Legislature Cheyney University’s supporters aim to save the embattled historically black university https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/cheyney-universitys-supporters-aim-to-save-the-embattled-historically-black-university.html Senator wants to flood the Capitol...

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News Digest :: March 1, 2019

Legislature State lawmaker: Minimum wage raise would save money https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/state-lawmaker-minimum-wage-raise-would-save-money-1.2451495 Pashinski hosts House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on health care...

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News Digest :: February 28, 2019

Legislature Wolf, state system leaders agree to give embattled Cheyney University more time https://www.philly.com/education/cheyney-university-accreditation-historically-black-budget-senate-20190228.html Gov. Tom Wolf wants to offer first-of-its-kind college tuition...

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News Digest :: February 27, 2019

Legislature University leaders look to the state to help them achieve their tuition freeze goal https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/02/university-leaders-look-to-the-state-to-help-them-achieve-their-tuition-freeze-goal.html Secretary: Turnpike could be headed for...

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News Digest :: February 26, 2019

Legislature Pennsylvania GOP lawmaker opens door to minimum wage deal https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-gop-lawmaker-opens-door-to-minimum-wage-deal-2/ Pa. Senate leader: Time to discuss minimum wage hike...

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News Digest :: February 25, 2019

Legislature Backlog of REAL ID applications hits Pennsylvania https://triblive.com/news/regional/backlog-of-real-id-applications-hits-pennsylvania/ Could the time be right for legal marijuana in Pennsylvania?...

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News Digest :: February 24, 2019

Legislature Legislators discuss hot topics at League of Women Voters event https://www.timesleader.com/news/734345/legislators-discuss-hot-topics-at-league-of-women-voters-event   State News Governor tries a new twist on state police fee...

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News Digest :: February 23, 2019

Legislature Erie-area legislators talk property tax, voter reform https://www.goerie.com/news/20190222/erie-area-legislators-talk-property-tax-voter-reform Short on cash and students, a historically black university in Pa. faces a 'watershed moment’...

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News Digest :: February 22, 2019

Legislature Short on cash and students, a historically black university in Pa. faces a 'watershed moment’ https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/02/short-on-cash-and-students-a-historically-black-university-in-pa-faces-a-watershed-moment.html Pa. public universities...

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