News Digest

News Digest :: August 22, 2019

Legislature Town hall on guns brings out supporters, opponents https://www.delcotimes.com/news/town-hall-on-guns-bring-out-supporters-opponents/article_30b77294-c42a-11e9-acc4-4782a2734f4b.html Southeast Pa. lawmakers want to create a board on pipeline safety....

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News Digest :: August 21, 2019

Legislature Legislators, families discuss plan to prevent White Haven Center closing https://www.timesleader.com/news/753032/legislators-families-discuss-plan-to-prevent-white-haven-center-closing Gov. Wolf commits to help find financial aid for Scranton School...

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News Digest :: August 20, 2019

Legislature Lawmaker reminds drivers of school bus stopping law https://www.phoenixvillenews.com/lawmaker-reminds-drivers-of-school-bus-stopping-law/article_2a718d74-1b29-5562-a8d6-56fe11622cf7.html Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to kick ’unseemly characters’ out of drug...

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News Digest :: August 19, 2019

Legislature Kudos to Gov. Tom Wolf for doing something on gun violence, but the General Assembly must do more | Editorial https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/tom-wolf-pa-mass-shootings-gun-control-violence-prevention-laws-20190819.html Wolf right to act on gun...

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News Digest :: August 18, 2019

Legislature State to hold hearing on rail passenger and freight service in Western Pa. https://triblive.com/local/regional/state-to-hold-hearing-on-rail-passenger-and-freight-service-in-western-pa/ State Sen. Elder Vogel Jr.’s family farm recognized by state...

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News Digest :: August 15, 2019

Legislature Senate hears calls for 'fair' funding changes to state's cyber charter schools https://www.tribdem.com/news/senate-hears-calls-for-fair-funding-changes-to-state-s/article_d3e1623a-bef4-11e9-add7-df9a72e19fee.html Lawmakers might bring back license plate...

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News Digest :: August 14, 2019

Legislature Lawmakers hear calls for action on property tax reform; ‘we’re reaching the breaking point’ https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/08/lawmakers-hear-calls-for-action-on-property-tax-reform-were-reaching-the-breaking-point.html Property tax elimination hearing...

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News Digest :: August 13, 2019

Legislature With General Assistance now gone in Pa., how will people cope? https://www.inquirer.com/news/general-assistance-elimination-pennsylvania-legislature-poverty-homeless-addiction-20190812.html Dinniman introduces bills to better regulate fireworks...

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News Digest :: August 12, 2019

Legislature How a 'red flag' law could work in Pa. -- and what stands in its way https://www.witf.org/news/2019/08/how-a-red-flag-law-could-work-in-pa-and-what-stands-in-its-way.php Please wait while we connect you: Rural broadband access an issue in Pa. Capitol...

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News Digest :: August 11, 2019

State News Shapiro commends, chides Erie’s Persico a year after report https://www.goerie.com/news/20190811/shapiro-commends-chides-eries-persico-year-after-report PennDOT tests digital license plates in Harrisburg, Erie...

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News Digest :: August 10, 2019

Legislature State lawmakers irked by earmarks https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/state-lawmakers-irked-by-earmarks-1.2518306 Peduto, state lawmakers call for vote on Pa. gun bills...

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News Digest :: August 8, 2019

Legislature Tackling property tax relief on Pa. lawmakers’ minds again; work group formed to find a solution https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/08/tackling-property-tax-relief-on-pa-lawmakers-minds-again-work-group-formed-to-find-a-solution.html Property taxes are...

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News Digest :: August 7, 2019

Legislature State Sen. Jay Costa renews push for Pennsylvania gun reform post mass shootings https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/state-sen-jay-costa-renews-push-for-pennsylvania-gun-reform-post-mass-shootings/Content?oid=15573665 Baker, Yudichak weigh in on mass...

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News Digest :: August 6, 2019

Legislature After mass shootings, some Pa. Democrats urge Wolf to call a special session https://www.witf.org/news/2019/08/after-mass-shootings-some-pa-democrats-urge-wolf-to-call-a-special-session.php Delco lawmakers renew call to action on gun control...

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News Digest :: August 5, 2019

Legislature Kayden Mancuso’s family: ‘I don’t want anyone to forget her’ https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190804/kayden-mancusos-family-i-dont-want-anyone-to-forget-her On its silver anniversary, Pa’s disastrous underground coal mining law has left a...

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News Digest :: August 4, 2019

Legislature Pa. just eliminated general assistance. The need for it hasn’t gone away | Opinion (Sens. Katie Muth, Maria Collett and Lindsey Williams)...

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News Digest :: August 3, 2019

Legislature West Chester’s plastic-bag ban was ‘the right thing to do,’ officials say, even if it defies state law https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/west-chester-plastic-bag-ban-state-budget-20190803.html Overhaul of Pa.'s medical transport program on hold...

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News Digest :: August 2, 2019

Legislature Democrats ask Wolf to declare emergency response to cash assistance elimination https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/democrats-ask-wolf-to-declare-emergency-response-to-general-assistance-elimination/ Court turns down groups’ request to...

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News Digest :: August 1, 2019

Legislature ‘Deeply troubling’: Lawmakers react to PFAS investigation https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190801/deeply-troubling-lawmakers-react-to-pfas-investigation Cash assistance program for the poor in Pa. ends today...

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News Digest :: July 31, 2019

Legislature State Sen. Santarsiero opens district office in Tullytown https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190730/state-sen-santarsiero-opens-district-office-in-tullyto It’s time for Pa. to raise its minimum wage, and lift so many out of poverty | Opinion...

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News Digest :: July 30, 2019

Legislature Pa. bill would protect mom-and-pop subcontractors from construction errors they didn’t cause https://www.inquirer.com/real-estate/pennsylvania-bill-anti-indemnity-hold-harmless-subcontractors-construction-accident-liability-driscoll-stephens-20190730.html...

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News Digest :: July 29, 2019

Legislature Down to zero: Small payments in canceled assistance program made big impact in recipients' lives https://www.post-gazette.com/news/social-services/2019/07/29/general-assistance-program-ended-pennsylvania-legislature-safety-net/stories/201907250147 Wolf...

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News Digest : July 28, 2019

State News State to examine parole process after killings PennDOT wants your help to make roads safer Education New law means snow days can be work days for many students -- from home Schools see red as lunch debts rise Lunch-shaming must end | PennLive letters Our...

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News Digest :: July 27, 2019

Legislative Issues Seeing red over neighborhood fireworks? This Pennsylvania lawmaker has an idea (Schwank) Pennsylvania’s absentee ballot rules mean many arrive too late to be counted Ban cat declawing: Outdated practice prioritizes convenience over care Health Paul...

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News Digest :: July 26, 2019

Legislature Local lawmaker working on guidelines for Search and Rescue dog organizations https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/local-lawmaker-working-on-guidelines-for-search-and-rescue-dog/article_3422902e-af0f-11e9-9eee-5b91e09149ba.html Local senator hosts...

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News Digest :: July 25, 2019

Legislature State Sen. Judy Schwank calls for the closure of the Berks County Residential Center https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/sen-schwank-calls-for-closure-of-berks-county-residential-center Philly Council President Darrell Clarke calls for law banning...

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News Digest :: July 24, 2019

Legislature How state Sen. Pam Iovino is navigating one of Pennsylvania’s most pivotal senate districts https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/how-state-sen-pam-iovino-is-navigating-one-of-pennsylvanias-most-pivotal-senate-districts/Content?oid=15480337 Groups go to...

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News Digest :: July 23, 2019

Legislature Advocacy groups attempt to halt imminent General Assistance repeal https://www.witf.org/state-house-sound-bites/2019/07/advocacy-groups-attempt-to-halt-imminent-general-assistance-repeal.php Lawsuit challenges termination of assistance program for poor...

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