News Digest

News Digest :: October 22, 2019

Legislature Sunday hunting bill advances in state Legislature https://www.post-gazette.com/news/2019/10/21/Pennsylvania-Sunday-hunting-Game-Commission-Farm-Bureau/stories/201910210123 Hunting in Pennsylvania on (some) Sundays moves closer to reality, as state House...

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News Digest :: October 21, 2019

Legislature Local lawmakers push power plant host agreement legislation https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/local-lawmakers-push-power-plant-host-agreement-legislation-1.2548572 Pa. lawmakers seek fix to return arrest powers to school police officers...

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News Digest :: October 20, 2019

LegislaturePeople with disabilities are increasing their ranks in elected office. But they’re still underrepresented. https://www.inquirer.com/news/elected-officials-disabilities-tina-tartaglione-rutgers-local-state-federal-20191019.htmlSenators introduce bill...

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News Digest :: October 19, 2019

Legislature Several area schools receive safety grants https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/several-area-schools-receive-safety-grants-1.2547592 Administration Pennsylvania governor's OT expansion rule heads to a vote...

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News Digest :: October 18, 2019

Legislature To protect children from abuse, lawmakers urge passage of ‘Kayden’s Law’ https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/kaydens-law-bill-senate-committee-hearing-bucks-county-20191017.html State Senate hearing pushes Kayden’s Law...

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News Digest :: October 17, 2019

Legislature Supreme Court hears argument on elimination of General Assistance program https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/10/16/general-assistance-program-pa-supreme-court-argument/stories/201910160160 Inspired by Meek Mill, Michael Rubin sets a goal:...

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News Digest :: October 16, 2019

Legislature Senators call for probe of DHS decision to close 2 state centers https://www.timesleader.com/news/758983/senators-call-for-probe-of-dhs-decision-to-close-2-state-centers Lawmakers ask inspector to probe state center closings...

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News Digest :: October 15, 2019

Legislature Hearing set for Thursday on bill in honor of Kayden Mancuso https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20191015/hearing-set-for-thursday-on-bill-in-honor-of-kayden-mancuso Backers of proposed ‘red flag’ gun law in Pennsylvania support end-around to get...

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News Digest :: October 14, 2019

Legislature Proposed Pa. legislation would give local officials a pay raise https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/proposed-state-legislation-would-give-local-officials-a-pay-raise Bill supports hygiene, girls and women...

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News Digest :: October 13, 2019

Legislature Panelists discuss fight against drug overdose epidemic https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/panelists-discuss-fight-against-drug-overdose-epidemic/article_f0c49d6f-5fce-587d-a3cf-176407503165.html Parole system could see changes after review of...

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News Digest :: October 12, 2019

Legislature Washington County GOP asks governor, others, to remove clerk of courts https://observer-reporter.com/news/election/washington-county-gop-asks-governor-others-to-remove-clerk-of/article_027307be-ec56-11e9-b1af-773533aee3a6.html DA Zappala to intervene in...

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News Digest :: October 11, 2019

Legislature Acclaimed after-school program SHINE lands in its ninth location https://www.timesleader.com/news/758504/acclaimed-after-school-program-shine-lands-in-its-ninth-location KAYDEN'S LAW: Bucks County lawmakers introduce bills to ensure children in custody...

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News Digest :: October 10, 2019

Legislature What Pennsylvanians can expect if their state lawmaker unexpectedly resigns https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/what-pennsylvanians-can-expect-if-their-state-lawmaker-unexpectedly-resigns/ Full house expected at Berks forum on property...

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News Digest :: October 9, 2019

Legislature Sen. Iovino wants to restore arrest rights to sworn school police https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/iovino-wants-to-restore-arrest-rights-to-sworn-school-police/ Proposal would require free menstrual products in women’s restrooms...

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News Digest :: October 8, 2019

Legislature Berks dairy farmers meet state Sen. Judy Schwank, discuss how to make milk production more profitable https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-dairy-farmers-meet-state-senator-discuss-how-to-make-milk-production-more-profitable Leaders talk jobs at...

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News Digest :: October 7, 2019

Legislature Major parking, accessibility upgrades coming to Parkesburg Train Station https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/major-parking-accessibility-upgrades-coming-to-parkesburg-train-station/article_99297bb8-e777-11e9-8051-23213123ef13.html Berks among the worst...

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News Digest :: October 6, 2019

Legislature Bucks lawmakers introduce custody bill in honor of Kayden Mancuso https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20191005/bucks-lawmakers-introduce-custody-bill-in-honor-of-kayden-mancuso Bill demands halt to Polk, White Haven closures...

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News Digest :: October 5, 2019

Legislature Once again, Pa. House will bar nonbelievers from giving invocations https://whyy.org/articles/once-again-house-will-bar-nonbelievers-from-giving-invocations/ Funding transportation in Pennsylvania has been a bumpy road...

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News Digest :: October 4, 2019

Legislature Senate hearing focuses on big issues facing emergency services in state https://www.delcotimes.com/news/senate-hearing-focuses-on-big-issues-facing-emergency-services-in/article_d6f95c46-e60b-11e9-b6e9-f3d371b8bdaf.html Williams says supervised injection...

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News Digest :: October 3, 2019

Legislature Survivors’ stories ‘made an impact’ on senators weighing changes to Pa.'s statutes of limitations https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/10/survivors-stories-made-an-impact-on-senators-weighing-changes-to-pas-statutes-of-limitations-on-sexual-abuse-crimes.html...

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News Digest :: October 2, 2019

Legislature Pennsylvania taking steps toward its own 'Fair Pay to Play Act' https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2019/10/01/california-fair-pay-to-play-act-gavin-newsom-pennsylvania/stories/201910010178 Pa. college athletes could earn financial...

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News Digest :: October 1, 2019

Legislature Impasse looms over school taxes https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/impasse-looms-over-school-taxes-1.2539634 Pa. lawmakers accidentally took away school police officers’ ability to make arrests...

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News Digest :: September 30, 2019

Legislature Sexual abuse survivors to testify in state Senate hearing https://www.dailyitem.com/news/local_news/sexual-abuse-survivors-to-testify-in-state-senate-hearing/article_a0530eac-ebec-5b54-a323-d3bec76cf417.html CNN’s Van Jones on what unifies America: ‘We...

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News Digest :: September 29, 2019

Legislature House GOP leaders: ‘No interest in legalizing recreational marijuana’ https://www.timesleader.com/news/757219/house-gop-leaders-no-interest-in-legalizing-recreational-marijuana New chapter opens in Pennsylvania in fight over suing church...

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News Digest :: September 28, 2019

Legislature Governor, state senators continue to back Cheyney despite struggles https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/governor-state-senators-continue-to-back-cheyney-despite-struggles/article_f009b709-839f-5dc3-b410-bec56fe62270.html Rep. Bernstine’s language...

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News Digest :: September 27, 2019

Legislature SHINE after-school program gets more than $3,000 in donated supplies https://www.timesleader.com/news/756985/shine-after-school-program-gets-more-than-3000-in-donated-supplies Children in SHINE program receive school supplies...

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News Digest :: September 26, 2019

Legislature Gun control advocates say Pa. legislator’s comments are ‘fighting words, not a final declaration’ https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/pa-house-committee-chairs-red-flag-bill-comments-wave-red-flag-for-gun-control-advocates.html The big things we learned...

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News Digest :: September 25, 2019

Legislature Probation reform advocates flood Pa. Capitol https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/probation-reform-advocates-flood-pa-capitol.html Gun debate revives in Pennsylvania statehouse...

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News Digest :: September 24, 2019

Legislature Why we marched from Overbrook to Lower Merion to demand fair school funding | Sen. Vincent Hughes and Gregory Holston https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/school-funding-formulas-philadelphia-overbrook-lower-merion-high-20190923.html Pa.’s...

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