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News Digest :: March 4, 2021

Legislature Panelists explore food insecurity in Berks and Pa. during the COVID pandemic https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/panelists-explore-food-insecurity-in-berks-and-pa-during-the-covid-pandemic/article_ce7df116-7c92-11eb-b4e5-c3955279383c.html The right to...

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News Digest :: March 3, 2021

Legislature Top Pa. senator appoints colleague’s wife to lucrative Gaming Control Board seat https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/spl/pennsylvania-gaming-control-board-mike-regan-frances-regan-jake-corman-20210302.html Pa. lawmakers urge improvements in...

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News Digest :: March 2, 2021

Legislature COVID, 1-year later: How the pandemic led to an election fight, masks and calls for impeachment https://www.ydr.com/story/news/politics/elections/2021/03/02/how-covid-19-pandemic-impacting-pennsylvania-politics/6813467002/ Budget hearing explores Pa....

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News Digest :: March 1, 2021

Legislature Process for replacing Sen. John Blake unfolding https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/election/process-for-replacing-sen-john-blake-unfolding/article_8a687dba-be6c-5a5d-83e1-8814433eb598.html Financial cliff: Legislators push to handle transportation...

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News Digest :: February 26, 2021

Legislature 'Not without cost': Child care providers struggling under COVID, state aid cuts https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/story/news/2021/02/26/pennsylvania-bucks-montgomery-county-child-care-centers-state-aid-covid/4493656001/ Amid lawsuits, Delaware River...

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News Digest :: February 25, 2021

Legislature Pot legalization bill draws bipartisan support in Pa. for the first time https://www.pennlive.com/news/2021/02/pot-legalization-bill-draws-bipartisan-support-in-pa-for-the-first-time.html For the first time, legal weed gets Republican senate support in Pa....

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News Digest :: February 24, 2021

Legislature Voters may never again get to choose Pa.’s lieutenant governor candidates https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/spl/pennsylvania-lieutenant-governor-election-constitutional-amendment-political-parties-20210223.html Lawmakers unhappy about tolls...

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News Digest :: February 22, 2021

Legislature Why does Pa. have the most U.S. Capitol siege arrests? Dems point to GOP lawmakers' rhetoric https://www.poconorecord.com/story/news/politics/elections/2021/02/22/why-does-pa-have-most-u-s-capitol-arrests-some-point-gop-rhetoric/4493639001/ Restoring...

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News Digest :: February 19, 2021

Legislature ‘This isn’t just a math game gone awry:’ advocates want publicly-drawn maps to be a part of redistricting https://www.witf.org/2021/02/18/this-isnt-just-a-math-game-gone-awry-advocates-want-publicly-drawn-maps-to-be-a-part-of-redistricting/ Struggling Pa....

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News Digest :: February 18, 2021

Legislature Dog license fee hike would address Pennsylvania bureau’s budget shortfall https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/10-pooch-license-fee-sought-to-fund-pennsylvanias-bureau-of-dog-law/ Fighting COVID-19 called top Pa. prisons priority...

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News Digest :: February 17, 2021

Legislature Pennsylvania’s vaccine program is flailing. Nurses in the statehouse are out to fix it. https://www.penncapital-star.com/covid-19/pennsylvanias-vaccine-program-is-flailing-nurses-in-the-statehouse-are-out-to-fix-it/ Pennsylvania State Police will escape...

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News Digest :: February 16, 2021

Legislature Pennsylvania GOP's push for more power over judiciary raises alarms https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2021/02/15/Pennsylvania-republicans-power-judiciary-judges-zones-trump-election-challenges/stories/202102150066 GOP lawmakers in 28 states,...

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News Digest :: February 15, 2021

Legislature The inside story of how Pennsylvania failed to deliver millions in coronavirus rent relief https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/spl/pa-rent-relief-application-deadline-pennsylvania-failure-tenants-landlords-20210215.html NEPA educators, advocates...

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News Digest :: February 12, 2021

Legislature State Sen. Kane calls for probe in Chester County vaccine shortage https://www.dailylocal.com/news/coronavirus/state-sen-kane-calls-for-probe-in-chester-county-vaccine-shortage/article_547c0d04-6c97-11eb-a133-e3fa7ea96298.html Pennsylvania should ensure...

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News Digest :: February 11, 2021

Legislature Pa. Democrats call for investigation of GOP state house colleagues’ role in Capitol siege https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/pa-democrats-call-for-investigation-of-gop-state-house-colleagues-role-in-capitol-siege/ As Pennsylvania drug...

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News Digest :: February 10, 2021

Legislature Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf, lawmakers form joint COVID-19 vaccine task force https://www.pennlive.com/news/2021/02/pa-gov-tom-wolf-lawmakers-form-joint-covid-19-vaccine-task-force.html COVID-19 Update: Wolf creates vaccine task force with state legislators on board...

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News Digest :: February 9, 2021

Legislature Pandemic changes up Pennsylvania’s state budget hearings https://www.pennlive.com/news/2021/02/pandemic-changes-up-pennsylvanias-state-budget-hearings.html The House and Senate fixed a pricey mistake by scheduling two special elections for primary day |...

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News Digest :: February 8, 2021

Legislature Pennsylvania's voting laws likely to change, but not in a big way https://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2021/02/07/Pennsylvania-mail-in-voting-laws-Harrisburg-Legislature/stories/202102070086 Lawmakers should adopt environmental measures...

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News Digest :: February 5, 2021

Legislature ‘What is the plan?’ Senate panel airs frustrations with vaccine rollout https://www.penncapital-star.com/covid-19/what-is-the-plan-senate-panel-airs-frustrations-with-vaccine-rollout/ The answers to PA vaccine rollout: Why is it taking so long? How will it...

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News Digest :: February 4, 2021

Budget Local lawmakers sound off on Gov. Wolf’s budget proposal https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/local-lawmakers-sound-off-on-gov-wolfs-budget-proposal/ Area legislators differ in views on Wolf’s budget...

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News Digest :: February 3, 2021

Legislature Pa. enacted 140 laws last year. Only 27 of them addressed the coronavirus. https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/spl/pennsylvania-legislature-tom-wolf-coronavirus-laws-2020-analysis-20210203.html Survivors of clergy sex abuse urge Gov. Wolf to...

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News Digest :: February 2, 2021

Legislature Kathy Boockvar to resign as Pa.’s secretary of state over amendment issue https://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2021/02/01/Kathy-Boockvar-pennsylvania-resign-Secretary-of-State-amendment-advertise-sexual-abuse/stories/202102010077 There’s another path...

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News Digest :: February 1, 2021

Budget Marijuana, natural gas tax and higher minimum wage: Pa. Gov. Wolf’s budget plan carries familiar themes https://www.pennlive.com/news/2021/02/marijuana-natural-gas-tax-and-higher-minimum-wage-pa-gov-wolfs-budget-plan-carries-familiar-themes.html COVID-19 is...

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News Digest :: January 28, 2021

Legislature Pa. General Assembly advances $912M COVID aid package https://www.penncapital-star.com/working-the-economy/pa-general-assembly-advances-plan-to-spend-912m-in-federal-state-covid-aid/ Pennsylvania Senate passes COVID-19 relief package, including grants of...

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News Digest :: January 27, 2021

Legislature Frustration over lawmakers not wearing masks brings Pa. House action to a short halt https://www.pennlive.com/news/2021/01/frustration-over-mask-less-members-brings-the-pa-house-action-to-a-short-halt.html Reinventing Pa. state government: House panel...

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News Digest :: January 26, 2021

Legislature State Senate panel moves quickly on child abuse survivors bill https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2021/01/25/child-abuse-survivors-PA-Senate-Judiciary-Committee-constitutional-amendment/stories/202101250116 Statute of limitations reform takes...

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News Digest :: January 25, 2021

Legislature Scranton exit from Act 47 on track for January 2022 https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-exit-from-act-47-on-track-for-january-2022/article_578519a9-9f51-512e-9322-e81fc0c213bd.html Frustration grows with Pennsylvania’s ‘confusing’ vaccine...

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News Digest :: January 22, 2021

Legislature Top Pa. election official calls for end to ‘lies’ as GOP launches 2020 hearings https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/spl/pennsylvania-2020-election-hearings-boockvar-republicans-lies-reform-20210122.html In first of 14 hearings, state reps question...

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