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News Digest :: December 3, 2021

Legislature Wolf adds to mounting veto tally, kills permitless-gun bill | WITF Wolf vetoes bill that would have allowed permitless carry in PA | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com) Wolf vetoes concealed carry legislation, has most vetoes since Milton Shapp...

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News Digest :: December 2, 2021

Legislature C70 Conversation with Sen. Art Haywood (seventy.org) Senator Nikil Saval Announces Fair Records for Renters Legislation - MyChesCo PA Lawmaker Looking To Bring Back Some In-Person Toll Workers - ButlerRadio.com - Butler, PA Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls:...

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News Digest :: December 1, 2021

Legislature State Lawmaker Has Plan To Collect $104 Million In Lost Turnpike Revenue – CBS Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com) Flynn legislation would address $104M in uncollected turnpike tolls (yahoo.com) Wages rise while pols apply pressure; lawmakers continue push for...

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News Digest :: November 30, 2021

Legislature Flynn legislation would address $104M in uncollected turnpike tolls | Times Leader Pa. lawmakers prepare for intense redistricting negotiations - WHYY Bills to Prevent Uncollected Tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike | (wkok.com) The ‘People’s Maps’ seek to...

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News Digest :: November 29, 2021

Legislature PA Turnpike Reform Package Planned In Harrisburg - LevittownNow.com Guest editorial | Compromise a lost art in Harrisburg | Editorials | tribdem.com $5M in Pa. funding OK’d for Lehigh Valley transportation projects - lehighvalleylive.com Democratic,...

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News Digest :: November 26, 2021

Legislature To prevent future toll 'leakage,' Pa. Sen. Marty Flynn introduces Turnpike reform package - Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com) Central Pa. lawmaker making push to put regulations on cryptocurrencies | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Legislators from...

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News Digest :: November 24, 2021

Legislature Questions remain about GOP’s election ‘investigation’ | WITF Envoy Sage president says 'facts' will guide state’s election probe | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com) Firm assisting Pa. Senate GOP’s election investigation will focus on election...

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News Digest :: November 23, 2021

Legislature Senate Republicans pay Iowa firm $270K to investigate Pennsylvania elections | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com Pa. Republicans hire vendor to 'investigate' 2020 election, Dems question qualifications and GOP motivations (abc27.com) What we know about...

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News Digest :: November 22, 2021

Legislature What we know about the firm hired by the GOP to review Pennsylvania’s 2020 election · Spotlight PA Senate GOP hires firm to review Pennsylvania’s 2020 election | WITF Senate GOP IDs third-party contractor to conduct election review | City & State PA...

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News Digest :: November 19, 2021

Legislature Senate GOP identifies vendor that will ‘conduct a thorough and impartial election investigation’ - pennlive.com Wolf says he opposes Pa. House bill tightening rules on community bail funds | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)...

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News Digest :: November 18, 2021

Legislature State Senator Katie Muth (Democratic Policy Chair) | FOX43 Capitol Beat - YouTube Sources: Penguins in ‘advanced talks’ to sell team to Fenway Sports Group | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Senate Dems Discuss Worker Misclassification Issues at Policy Hearing -...

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News Digest :: November 17, 2021

Legislature Polarizing bill to eliminate permits for concealed carry moves in House (abc27.com) Pa. House passes bill ending requirement for concealed carry permits, setting up certain Wolf veto - pennlive.com House passes bill to allow permitless concealed gun carry...

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News Digest :: November 16, 2021

Legislature Bills that fill jails are Harrisburg's version of bipartisanship. We can do without it | Opinion - Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com) Pa. Democrats walk out of Labor & Industry hearing on union reform bills (abc27.com) Pa. Dems stage...

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News Digest :: November 15, 2021

Legislature Skill games knock on the Pennsylvania Capitol door | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette COVID-19 vaccine mandates get attention in Pennsylvania Legislature as Lehigh Valley hospital doctor speaks out - The Morning Call (mcall.com) Pennsylvania lawmakers, prison...

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News Digest :: November 12, 2021

Legislature Letter to the editor: 'No' vote on SB 448 is 'yes' vote to keep local control of governance | TribLIVE.com Governor Wolf plans to veto new Pennsylvania gun bills – WPXI GOP lawmakers push for more say on air quality advisory board | StateImpact...

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News Digest :: November 11, 2021

Legislature Pennsylvania gun bills facing certain veto | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com Pennsylvania lawmakers act quickly to allow concealed or open carrying of firearms without permit - The Morning Call (mcall.com) Pa. Senate advances firearms bills |...

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News Digest :: November 10, 2021

Legislature Pa. Senate backs bill to allow guns to be carried without permit | WITF Pa. Senate backs legislation to allow guns to be carried without permit - pennlive.com Pennsylvania Senate passes bill to allow concealed or open carrying of firearms without a permit...

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News Digest :: November 9, 2021

Legislature What to watch in Pennsylvania politics this week | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com) Republicans renew attempts to require post-election audits | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com) Pennsylvania House committee advances bills that would end...

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News Digest :: November 8, 2021

Legislature Pa. leaders call for statewide response to gun violence - WHYY Senate Dems Virtual Hearing Focuses on Ending Lifetime Parole in PA - MyChesCo Scranton Strike, Elected Officials Speak Out | Eyewitness News (pahomepage.com) Regional Leaders Gather to Call...

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News Digest :: November 5, 2021

Legislature Sen. Schwank Visits Berks WIC Facility, Touts Importance of Boosting Enrollment - BCTV Wolf breaks ground on revitalization project at Coatesville train station | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com Governor Outlines Plan for Workers, Pay and Paid Sick...

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News Digest :: November 4, 2021

Legislature Resolution would request study of mineral industry’s impact - Pennsylvania Business Report (pennbizreport.com) Yudichak supports bill to fund 'safe exchange zones' | Crime-emergencies | citizensvoice.com Pa. lawmaker pushing to eliminate Native American...

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News Digest :: November 3, 2021

Legislature Pardon Project to help Berks residents with a criminal record get a second chance - YouTube Wolf establishes Pennsylvania Office of Environmental Justice | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com The Big Redistricting Question: Which Seat Will Go? | PoliticsPA...

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News Digest :: November 2, 2021

Legislature Highlights in Harrisburg this week include gerrymandered pizza (?) | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com) Shusterman bill would give small Pa. growers piece of cannabis market – Daily Local State lawmaker floating privatizing 'historical recognitions,'...

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News Digest :: November 1, 2021

Legislature Pa. state senator gets $1K a month ‘stipend’ for GOP campaign effort | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com Pennsylvania lawmakers give alcohol-serving restaurants boost on outdoor seating, but future of drinks-to-go is unclear - The Morning Call...

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News Digest :: October 29, 2021

Legislature Wolf, Philly Democrats unveil ‘environmental justice’ initiatives | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com) Nearing the end of his term, Wolf issues executive order to bolster environmental efforts - Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)...

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News Digest :: October 28, 2021

Legislature PA Lawmakers Call For Shutdown of Mariner East 2 Pipeline – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com) Legislators hear of water woes from pipeline neighbors – Daily Local Bills supporting Syringe Service programs reach Harrisburg, aim to combat drug addiction...

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News Digest :: October 27, 2021

Legislature State Senator Carolyn Comitta: The case for cap and invest in Pennsylvania (broadandliberty.com) Gov. Wolf continues to push for legislative action on gun violence (abc27.com) Three Years After Tree of Life Shooting Continued Calls for Gun Reform / Public...

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News Digest :: October 26, 2021

Legislature Pa. redistricting: Panel OKs data for drawing Assembly, Congress maps - WHYY Lawmakers get started on bills aimed at lobbyist influence | WITF 'This is how we remain competitive': Advocates call on lawmakers to pass bill allowing in-state tuition, aid for...

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News Digest :: October 25, 2021

Legislature Pennsylvania uses taxpayer money to fund Real Alternatives, an antiabortion organization (inquirer.com) Pa. is on the brink of regulating recovery homes for the first time. Here’s what you need to know. | WITF GOP uses voters to push election reforms in...

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News Digest :: October 22, 2021

Legislature Higher wages, sick pay now attached to Pennsylvania's incentives - WHYY Doug Mastriano is waiting on a financial sign from God about running for governor (inquirer.com) Panel upholds school mask rule after House GOP sought review | WITF Can magic mushrooms...

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News Digest :: October 21, 2021

Legislature Thank you State Senators Cappelletti and Vitali for supporting RGGI | PennLive letters - pennlive.com Pa. GOP lawmaker vowed transparency, but negotiations for election probe are private - Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com) School curriculum...

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