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News Digest :: August 9, 2020

Legislature Legislature considering raising dog licensing fees https://www.post-gazette.com/pets/pet-tales/2020/08/09/Legislature-considering-raising-dog-licensing-fees/stories/202008090052 Your View by state Sen. Pat Browne: Thoughts on redeveloping Allentown State...

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News Digest :: August 8, 2020

Administration Gov. Tom Wolf is asking the feds to offer disaster loans to arson victims during Philly’s George Floyd protests https://www.inquirer.com/news/gov-tom-wolf-philadelphia-disaster-declaration-george-floyd-protests-20200807.html Editorial: Sit-down could...

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News Digest :: August 7, 2020

Legislature GOP lawmakers say Pa. Gov. Wolf is out of bounds in calling for no high school sports until 2021 https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/08/pa-gop-lawmakers-say-gov-wolf-is-out-of-bounds-in-calling-for-no-high-school-sports-until-2021.html Mullery asks utility...

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News Digest :: August 6, 2020

Legislature Pa. lawmakers propose 1st dog license fee increase in 24 years https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pa-lawmakers-propose-1st-dog-license-fee-increase-in-24-years/ State officials say Pa.’s dog law enforcement is on ‘life support’...

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News Digest :: August 5, 2020

Legislature About half of Pa. counties took a week to count election results. Lehigh Valley elections officials support proposed changes to fix that....

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News Digest :: August 4, 2020

Legislature Teachers, education officials ask Senate Democrats for state guidance on school reopening https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/08/teachers-education-officials-ask-senate-democrats-for-state-guidance-on-school-reopening.html Pennsylvania schools ‘being set up...

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News Digest :: August 2, 2020

Legislature Dinniman: Parents, school officials should review school reopening report https://www.dailylocal.com/news/coronavirus/dinniman-parents-school-officials-should-review-school-reopening-report/article_db4aa4ca-d3f0-11ea-9780-cb37c388789a.html We must hold...

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News Digest :: August 1, 2020

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Pennsylvania posts another day of new covid-19 cases below 1,000 https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-posts-another-day-of-new-covid-19-cases-below-1000/ Pa. to hire more coronavirus contact tracers, starting at $18 an hour...

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News Digest :: July 31, 2020

Legislature Minority-owned small businesses were largely shut out of Pa.’s first coronavirus loan program https://www.inquirer.com/business/spl/pennsylvania-coronavirus-small-business-loans-grants-minority-owned-20200731.html Gov. Wolf, GOP critic spar over social...

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News Digest :: July 30, 2020

Legislature The true fight for police reform is in statehouses across the U.S. This is why | State Sen. Art Haywood https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/the-true-fight-for-police-reform-is-in-statehouses-across-the-u-s-this-is-why-opinion/ Mullery bill in...

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News Digest :: July 29, 2020

Legislature “We cannot reform something that’s rotten to its core”: Allentown activists offer state legislators their perspective on police oversight...

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News Digest :: July 28, 2020

Legislature Pa. essential workers say they have to choose between their health and a paycheck https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/07/pa-essential-workers-say-they-have-to-choose-between-their-health-and-a-paycheck-we-need-to-know-that-the-state-has-our-back.html...

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News Digest :: July 27, 2020

Administration Gov. Tom Wolf will allow transparency bill to become law despite veto threat https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/spl/tom-wolf-public-open-records-requests-unanimous-approval-20200726.html Wolf sides with transparency in allowing Right-to-Know...

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News Digest :: July 26, 2020

Legislative Pennsylvania Game Commission votes against a caliber minimum and e-bikes on game lands https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-game-commission-caliber-rules-20200725-mek2fgabg5djbp2ftgrnbh6fzq-story.html We expect more from Gov. Wolf on...

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News Digest :: July 25, 2020

Legislative Wolf calls on General Assembly to raise minimum wage in Pennsylvania https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/wolf-calls-on-general-assembly-to-raise-minimum-wage-in-pennsylvania/ Nuclear power bailout stalled in Harrisburg as feds allege bribes fueled Ohio...

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News Digest :: July 24, 2020

Legislature Pa. Senate panel explores election issues that arose from the June primary https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/07/pa-senate-panel-explores-election-issues-that-arose-from-the-june-primary.html Pennsylvania’s new hazard pay program will mean green for some;...

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News Digest :: July 22, 2020

Legislature Proposed constitutional amendment would move Pa. to regional elections for supreme, appeals courts https://www.witf.org/2020/07/22/proposed-constitutional-amendment-would-move-pa-to-regional-elections-for-supreme-appeals-courts/ Bartolotta probation reform...

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News Digest :: July 21, 2020

Legislature New Pennsylvania law gives ex-convicts a license to earn https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/new-pennsylvania-law-gives-ex-convicts-a-license-to-earn/article_e8ae1d28-c869-11ea-8891-1ba29a15ae2e.html Our voice: Don't slice, dice political districts...

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News Digest :: July 20, 2020

Legislature As he prepares to retire, Dinniman calls for 'transformative change' https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/as-he-prepares-to-retire-dinniman-calls-for-transformative-change/article_1bcf5368-ca16-11ea-9805-f74a29b75470.html Leave emergency power with...

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News Digest :: July 19, 2020

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Rebooting care: Patients, doctors and dentists catch up after the COVID delays https://whyy.org/articles/rebooting-care-patients-doctors-and-dentists-catch-up-after-the-covid-delays/ Commuting rabbis and kosher chickens: A rural Pa. poultry...

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News Digest :: July 18, 2020

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Pa. coronavirus recovery: New suit seeks additional SNAP benefits for lowest-income Pa. residents https://whyy.org/articles/pa-coronavirus-recovery-puc-deadlocks-so-utility-shutoff-moratorium-continues/ With CDC out of data collection, some...

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News Digest :: July 17, 2020

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Hazard pay program to aid essential workers across Pennsylvania https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2020/07/16/Hazard-pay-program-Pennsylvania-front-line-health-care-aid-workers-CARES-funding-Wolf/stories/202007160139 Gov....

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News Digest :: July 16, 2020

Legislature Pa. Senate unanimously passes bill to reform probation system; supporters call it a ‘milestone' https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/07/pa-senate-unanimously-passes-bill-to-reform-probation-system-supporters-call-it-a-milestone.html Pa. lawmakers pass...

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News Digest :: July 15, 2020

Legislature Democrats file lawsuit to ‘protect the franchise of absentee and mail-in voters’ https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/07/democrats-file-lawsuit-to-protect-the-franchise-of-absentee-and-mail-in-voters.html Petrochemical tax break bill speeds through Senate...

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News Digest :: July 14, 2020

Legislature Democrats file lawsuit to ‘protect the franchise of absentee and mail-in voters’ https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/07/democrats-file-lawsuit-to-protect-the-franchise-of-absentee-and-mail-in-voters.html Petrochemical tax break bill speeds through Senate...

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News Digest :: July 13, 2020

Legislature Vetoed petrochemical tax break bill revived in Pennsylvania https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-state-lawmakers-might-vote-on-tax-breaks-to-natural-gas-project-20200712.html Four months after the coronavirus hit Pennsylvania, some...

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News Digest :: July 12, 2020

Legislature Editorial: State must take fresh look at fireworks law https://www.readingeagle.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-state-must-take-fresh-look-at-fireworks-law/article_82492812-c2be-11ea-a1b9-e736291e0243.html Report to the People: We're back to serve you in...

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News Digest :: July 11, 2020

Administration   Wolf administration awards nearly $19M for homelessness assistance and prevention https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/07/wolf-administration-awards-nearly-19m-for-homelessness-assistance-and-prevention.html   Here's how the Wolf...

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News Digest :: July 10, 2020

Legislature Seeking to block a carbon tax, the House fell short of a veto-proof majority. How? https://www.penncapital-star.com/energy-environment/seeking-to-block-a-carbon-tax-the-house-fell-short-of-a-veto-proof-majority-how/ Despite transparency and privacy...

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