News Digest

News Digest :: November 20, 2019

Legislature Pa. hourly minimum wage would rise to $9.50 in compromise bill https://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2019/11/19/Pennsylvania-hourly-minimum-wage-would-rise-to-9-50-in-compromise-bill-wolf-15-overtime/stories/201911190142 Local lawmakers...

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News Digest :: November 19, 2019

Legislature Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf makes a deal with GOP to move minimum wage bill in Senate https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania-minimum-wage-increase-tom-wolf-republicans-20191119.html In Pennsylvania, a proposed minimum wage increase may hinge on the...

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Innamorato, Muth host briefing on SW PA childhood cancer

Innamorato, Muth host briefing on SW PA childhood cancer

HARRISBURG, November 18, 2019 – Over the last decade at least 67 children in rural southwestern Pennsylvania have been diagnosed with rare childhood cancers, diagnoses that coincided with the rapid development of the Marcellus Shale gas fields across the Allegheny region.

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News Digest :: November 18, 2019

Legislature Some lawmakers had concerns about pipeline safety long before FBI probe https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/some-lawmakers-had-concerns-about-pipeline-safety-long-before-fbi/article_b0f14494-0890-11ea-8a2d-1fe72c1e14f6.html A rising number of pregnant...

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News Digest :: November 17, 2019

Legislature State rep tells panel of family pain of suicide https://www.delcotimes.com/lifestyle/state-rep-tells-panel-of-family-pain-of-suicide/article_01451d75-94e2-551a-bd5c-a5ea2b060cbd.html Editorial: Property tax relief a must...

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News Digest :: November 16, 2019

Legislature Reproductive rights, abortion top political agenda as Legislature returns next week https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/11/reproductive-rights-abortion-top-political-agenda-as-legislature-returns-next-week.html State doctors rail against law that proposes...

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News Digest :: November 15, 2019

Legislature Is Pa. heading toward a $9.50 an hour minimum wage? Tune in next week when lawmakers return to Harrisburg https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/11/is-pa-heading-toward-a-950-an-hour-minimum-wage-tune-in-next-week-when-lawmakers-return-to-harrisburg.html...

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News Digest :: November 14, 2019

Legislature Stakeholders, state officials discuss impact of closing SCI-Retreat https://www.timesleader.com/news/762377/sakeholders-state-officials-discuss-impact-of-closing-sci-retreat Senate poised to send Wolf Sunday hunting bill...

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News Digest :: November 13, 2019

Legislature State senator releases poverty report, policy recommendations https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/state-senator-releases-poverty-report-policy-recommendations-1.2558751 Fitzgerald: Speaker Turzai "holding us back as a region" by failing to move bill...

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News Digest :: November 12, 2019

Legislature Iovino hosting ACA enrollment event in Sewickley on Wednesday https://www.timesonline.com/news/20191111/iovino-hosting-aca-enrollment-event-in-sewickley-on-wednesday Doctors rail against law proposing more power for nurse practitioners...

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News Digest :: November 11, 2019

Legislature In McKeesport, poverty talk goes over the "benefits cliff" https://www.post-gazette.com/news/social-services/2019/11/08/McKeesport-poverty-Sen-Art-Haywood-Poverty-Listening-Tour-childhood/stories/201911080154 2 million-plus reasons for merit selection...

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News Digest :: November 10, 2019

Infrastructure State and local leaders need more power over infrastructure. Congress can make it happen. | Opinion https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/infrastructure-congress-municipal-bonds-20191110.html Pennsylvania lags behind in highway safety...

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News Digest :: November 8, 2019

Legislature Sen. Pam Iovino: Pa. veterans deserve better access to the services they have earned https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2019/11/08/Pam-Iovino-Pa-veterans-deserve-better-access-to-the-services-they-have-earned/stories/201911080029 Bill to eliminate...

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News Digest :: November 7, 2019

Elections/Politics The Republican ‘bloodletting’ continued in the Philadelphia suburbs. What does it mean for Trump in 2020? https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania-2020-donald-trump-20191106.html A new 2020 poll has warning sings for Trump in Pennsylvania and...

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News Digest :: November 6, 2019

Elections/Politics The blue wave crashes down on Pennsylvania again, as voters from Philly to Delaware County turn left https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania-2019-election-results-20191106.html Democrats win across the Philadelphia region as Republicans are...

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News Digest :: November 5, 2019

Legislature Inequity in state education funding challenges Scranton, other districts https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/inequity-in-state-education-funding-challenges-scranton-other-districts-1.2555044 We must end prison gerrymandering to restore power to...

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News Digest :: November 4, 2019

Legislature Recess should be in play for all grade levels, Pa. lawmaker says https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/recess-should-be-in-play-for-all-grade-levels-pa-lawmaker-says Taking emergency action on fire, EMS crisis...

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News Digest :: November 3, 2019

Administration DOC deputy, Wolf to meet on SCI-Retreat process https://www.timesleader.com/news/760888/doc-deputy-wolf-to-meet-on-sci-retreat-process Is a hot dog a sandwich? Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf says yes...

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News Digest :: November 2, 2019

Legislature Pennsylvania authorizes $4 million in funding for the 2020 Census https://www.inquirer.com/news/2020-census-funding-count-pennsylvania-philadelphia-new-jersey-20191101.html Pa. state lawmaker apologizes for word choice in describing a miscarriage...

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News Digest :: November 1, 2019

Legislature Sunday hunting is one step from the governor’s office https://www.post-gazette.com/life/outdoors/2019/10/31/Sunday-hunting-Pennsylvania-House-of-Representatives/stories/201910310183 M. Night Shyamalan: Change Pennsylvania’s movie tax credit, and film...

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News Digest :: October 31, 2019

Legislature Proposed Pa. hate crimes package would up penalties, extend protections https://triblive.com/local/regional/proposed-hate-crimes-package-would-up-penalties-extend-protections/ Senate passes legislation aimed at educating parents of student athletes about...

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News Digest :: October 30, 2019

Legislature Extending Pennsylvania’s voter registration deadline in 2020 could disenfranchise people, election officials warn https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/pa-voter-registration-deadline-change-problem-county-elections-officials-20191029.html Pa. moves a...

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News Digest :: October 29, 2019

Legislature Legislation would establish security grants for synagogues and other institutions in Pa. https://www.witf.org/2019/10/28/legislation-would-establish-security-grants-for-synagogues-and-other-institutions-in-pa/ Pa. corrections secretary draws more fire for...

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News Digest :: October 28, 2019

Legislature Sunday deer hunting on target to become a reality in Pennsylvania https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/sunday-deer-hunting-on-target-to-become-a-reality-in-pennsylvania Bill getting rid of straight ticket voting is an ‘own goal’ for Pa. Gov. Wolf....

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News Digest :: October 27, 2019

Legislature Pashinski introduces bill to ban flavored vaping products in Pa. https://www.timesleader.com/news/760144/pashinski-introduces-bill-to-ban-flavored-vaping-products-in-pa Election bills signal reforms...

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News Digest :: October 26, 2019

Legislature Top. Pa. Senate Democrat introduces campaign finance reform bill https://www.penncapital-star.com/blog/top-pa-senate-democrat-introduces-campaign-finance-reform-bill/ Don’t call Pa.’s new female lawmakers ‘girlie’ or they’ll hold another rally about...

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News Digest :: October 25, 2019

Legislature Lawmakers blast Pa. corrections head for profane quip about SCI Retreat closure https://www.timesleader.com/news/759820/lawmakers-blast-pa-corrections-head-for-profane-quip-about-sci-retreat-closure DOC chief under fire for remark at SCI-Retreat hearing...

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News Digest :: October 24, 2019

Legislature Pa. lawmakers introduce bill to end 'period poverty' in high schools https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/pa-lawmakers-introduce-bill-to-end-period-poverty-in-high/article_6c00adcb-c088-5e94-8677-fe05461a09ac.html Pa. Senate approves legislation to...

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News Digest :: October 23, 2019

Legislature Sen. Costa, Rep. Mizgorski introduce identical solar bills https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/sen-costa-rep-mizgorski-introduce-identical-solar-bills/ Pa.’s election system is on the verge of the largest changes in decades — in time for the...

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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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