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News Digest :: May 14, 2021

Legislature Pennsylvania State Senator Nikil Saval talks urban planning and architecture criticism (archpaper.com) Armenian Sisters Academy’s Genocide commemoration features State Senator Amanda Cappelletti – HyeTert PA Senate Democrats unveil New Deal in PA plan for...

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News Digest :: May 13, 2021

Legislature PA Senate Democrats unveil New Deal in PA plan for $6.15 billion in federal funds to state | WHP (local21news.com) Senate Democrats propose 'New Deal' spending plan for Pa. relief funds | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com) @ClearforPA: The...

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News Digest :: May 12, 2021

Legislature Pa. Dept. of Health pulls out of hearing on contact tracing data breach exposed by Target 11 – WPXI Thousands in Pa. could have compromised health data. A Senate panel wants answers | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com) Acting Health Secretary...

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News Digest :: May 11, 2021

Legislature Justice Department Proposal Making It Harder To Buy Parts To Make Ghost Guns Brings Hope To Fighting Philly’s Epidemic – CBS Philly (cbslocal.com) State House GOP outlines ideas for sweeping changes to voting laws | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A Pennsylvania...

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News Digest :: May 10, 2021

Legislature Chester County lawmakers pledge support for redistricting transparency bills | State | tiogapublishing.com Interview with Pennsylvania State Senator Carolyn Comitta Pa Senate Democrats To Hold Hearing On Raising The Minimum – Cute766 Pennsylvania’s...

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News Digest :: May 7, 2021

Legislature Pennsylvania can’t fine addiction treatment facilities that break rules. Some lawmakers want to change that. | Local/Regional | thedailyreview.com (53) Pa. State Senator Working On Legislation To Make It A Requirement To Test For Legionella In Building -...

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News Digest :: May 6, 2021

Legislature After a decade of talks, inter-municipal trail system in Kennett area will become a reality | Local News | dailylocal.com Kutztown Borough awarded $674,844 grant for walkable community project | Local News | berksmontnews.com Town hall to be held Thursday...

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News Digest :: May 5, 2021

Legislature Public-private partnerships challenged in Pennsylvania Tolls Land Line Pa. legislative leaders failed in their duty to select reapportionment chair | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The governor's emergency power: Pa. officials make case for its use in helping ag...

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News Digest :: May 4, 2021

Legislature Fracking ban still facing legal challenges - Times Publishing Newspapers, Inc. Bill Preserves Access To Ventilator Services For Vulnerable Patients - WDAC Measure Helps To Prepare Future PA Firefighters - WDAC Reps. Pashinski, Cruz introduce legislation to...

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News Digest :: May 3, 2021

Legislature Addiction Treatment Providers in Pa. Face Little State Scrutiny Despite Harm to Clients | Kaiser Health News (khn.org) As more Pennsylvanians die of drug overdoses, lawmakers call for review of treatment centers, fines - The Morning Call (mcall.com) Pa....

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News Digest :: April 30, 2021

Legislature Advocates say PA needs to join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative - Pittsburgh Business Times (bizjournals.com) Pennsylvania Senate passes measure to erase PennDOT-backed plan to toll 9 interstate bridges: ‘An issue of transparency’ - The Morning Call...

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News Digest :: April 29, 2021

Legislature Pa. House, Senate bills would mandate protections, sick leave for meatpacking, food processing workers | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com) Pa. racial equality amendment has precedent — and online skeptics | Pennsylvania Capital-Star...

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News Digest :: April 28, 2021

Legislature GOP in Pennsylvania Senate Passes Bill to Halt Plans to Toll Girard Point Bridge, 8 Other Spans – NBC10 Philadelphia (nbcphiladelphia.com) Pennsylvania Senate Approves Bill To Halt Plans To Toll Bridges – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of...

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News Digest :: April 27, 2021

Legislature Proponents say state will lose out on jobs and tax revenue when N.Y., N.J. legalize pot | News | meadvilletribune.com Hellertown Receives $142K Grant for Park, Pool Area Improvements (sauconsource.com) With grants in place, North Main sidewalk project in...

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News Digest :: April 26, 2021

Legislature Gov. Wolf joins city and state officials in pledging to address gun violence in Philadelphia (inquirer.com) Pennsylvania nears snow and ice removal revision - Land Line New train station in Coatesville on track for construction; $650,000 in funding awarded...

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News Digest :: April 23, 2021

Legislature Lawmakers block governor’s pick for Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission over RGGI | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com Pa. Senate GOP blocks utility commission appointments to protest Wolf’s climate change rule | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Op-Ed: GOP...

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News Digest :: April 22, 2021

Legislature Relief for child sex-abuse survivors revived in Pa. Senate after Wolf administration error (inquirer.com) Pennsylvania lawmakers move closer to letting child sex abuse victims sue | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com) Bill allowing child sex abuse...

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News Digest :: April 21, 2021

Legislature Here's how Pa. politicians reacted to the Chauvin trial verdict | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com) Corman responds to calls for Pa. Senate to pass stand-alone sex abuse bill | ABC27 Rep. Mullins among group calling for increase to minimum...

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News Digest :: April 20, 2021

Legislature Pa. Senate votes to strengthen First Amendment rights for teachers | ABC27 Pa. Senate extends remote participation rules to May 31 - pennlive.com With return of lawmakers, victims of child sex crimes implore Pa. Senate to advance reform bill - pennlive.com...

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News Digest :: April 19, 2021

Legislature Barn weddings: Bill would help cash-strapped PA farmers (publicopiniononline.com) Bill could help Pa. farmers convert old barns for weddings | Pennsylvania | heraldmailmedia.com Bill seeks $50k in student loan aid for first-time homebuyers in PA...

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News Digest :: April 16, 2021

Legislature Democrats and Republicans square off in court over Delaware River Basin Commission fracking ban (inquirer.com) Chester County lawmakers support marriage equality legislation | Local News | dailylocal.com An Unexpected Journey | AL DÍA News (aldianews.com)...

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News Digest :: April 15, 2021

Legislature Pennsylvania's shrinking delegation will mean hard decisions | Pennsylvania State News | lancasteronline.com A careful consideration of Castle Doctrine: Not 'a license to kill' (poconorecord.com) Wolf's COVID-19 disaster declaration authority permits...

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News Digest :: April 14, 2021

Legislature Advocates of transparent redistricting make WB stop | Times Leader Redistricting advocate sees help from Argall's legislation | News | standardspeaker.com Pa. Senate will look to extend remote participation rules - pennlive.com Handicapping Odds Gov. Wolf...

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News Digest :: April 13, 2021

Legislature 'We are the victims': Pa. House, Senate bills would ban gay, trans-panic defense | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com) Flynn admits errors in filing financial interest statements | Election | thetimes-tribune.com (thetimes-tribune.com) Sturla...

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News Digest :: April 12, 2021

Legislature Bill allowing child sex abuse survivors to file lawsuits as adults once again faces uncertain future in Pa. Senate | Berks and Beyond | readingeagle.com Senator Santarsiero hosts community conversation highlighting legacy of Henry Mercer on Bucks County...

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News Digest :: April 9, 2021

Legislature GOP accuses Wolf administration official of playing politics with food assistance benefits https://www.pennlive.com/news/2021/04/gop-accuses-wolf-administration-official-playing-politics-with-food-assistance-benefits.html Pa. lawmaker wants to compel Wolf...

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News Digest :: April 8, 2021

Legislature Child sex abuse law reform moves to Pa. Senate: Why some stakeholders are optimistic this time https://www.pennlive.com/news/2021/04/child-sex-abuse-law-reform-moves-to-pa-senate-why-some-stakeholders-are-optimistic-this-time.html Gov. Wolf says...

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News Digest :: April 7, 2021

Legislature Pa. House vote signals support for child sex abuse window in bill form https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2021/04/06/pa-legislature-constitutions-statutes-lawsuits-sexual-abuse-by-clergy/stories/202104070081 Pennsylvania House advances new...

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News Digest :: April 6, 2021

Legislature Group of GOP lawmakers seek to ban Pa.’s transgender student athletes from playing women’s sports https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/spl/pennsylvania-legislature-transgender-sports-ban-bill-20210405.html Pa. Republican bill would block...

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News Digest :: April 5, 2021

Legislature Two state senators push to host MLB All-Star Game https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2021/04/02/Two-state-senators-push-to-host-MLB-All-Star-Game/stories/202104020137 With MLB All-Star Game leaving Georgia, lawmakers in Pa. suggest PNC Park as...

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News Digest :: April 2, 2021

Legislature Judge grants senators’ motion to intervene in fracking case https://buckscountyherald.com/judge-grants-senators-motion-to-intervene-in-fracking-case-p7860-175.htm Pennsylvania can’t wait on Congress to solve its problem of abandoned oil and gas wells |...

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