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News Digest :: July 23, 2021

Legislature Brewster receives award from sportsmen’s group - The Mon Valley Independent State lawmaker applauds grants assisting the homeless in Bucks County | News | buckslocalnews.com Q & A: State Sen. John Kane on Balancing Blue Collar Values in White Collar...

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News Digest :: July 22, 2021

Legislature State wants nursing homes to provide over an hour more direct care to patients | ABC27 Nursing homes would provide more direct care to residents under proposed Pa. rule · Spotlight PA Wolf admin. announces its first round of fixes to Pa.'s nursing home...

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News Digest :: July 21, 2021

Legislature Gov. Wolf changes course, says he's now open to some stricter voter ID rules | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pennsylvania voter ID is no longer a nonstarter for Gov. Tom Wolf (inquirer.com) Report: In a shift, Wolf says he'd support 'reasonable' voter ID...

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News Digest :: July 20, 2021

Legislature Redistricting amendment shows Harrisburg hypocrisy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Pennsylvania Healthcare Power 100: 51-100 | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com) Gov. Wolf joins advocates and legislative members to discuss increased investments in...

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News Digest :: July 19, 2021

Legislature Emergency risk protection orders | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pennsylvania businesses still need a rescue plan, lawmakers must act (poconorecord.com) Pa. requested $340 million in emergency contracts in 2020 with little oversight · Spotlight PA State launches...

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News Digest :: July 16, 2021

Legislature PA State Senator speaks about losing family member to gun violence | PHL17.com Berks will not allow third-party access to voting machines | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com Berks Elections Board says it won't turn over voting machines for an audit if asked |...

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News Digest :: July 15, 2021

Legislature Biotech firm FlowMetric receives state grant for COVID vaccine efficacy testing | Southeastern Pennsylvania | wfmz.com Pennsylvania Biotech Center launches test for COVID antibodies | The Bucks County Herald COVID vaccine efficacy test launces at Biotech...

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News Digest :: July 14, 2021

Legislature State senators propose Officer John Wilding's Law | wnep.com State politicians let the rhetoric fly following Biden speech | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Gov. Wolf's carbon-cutting plan for power plants gets key approval | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Board approves...

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News Digest :: Jul 13, 2021

Legislature PA Senator Katie Muth Calls For State Minimum Wage Raise | Lower Providence, PA Patch Senators Yudichak, Flynn introduce ‘Officer John Wilding’s Law’ | Times Leader Proposed law bearing fallen Scranton officer's name would add penalties for running from...

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News Digest :: July 12, 2021

Legislature On 15th Anniversary Of Last Minimum Wage Increase, Gov. Wolf Urges General Assembly To Hike The Wage – CBS Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com) Wolf, top Dems push for hourly wage increase | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Gov. Wolf calls Pa. minimum wage a national...

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News Digest :: July 9, 2021

Legislature New Pennsylvania law requires notification to emergency contacts if patients leave rehab centers against medical advice | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Enhanced food assistance benefits to continue as Pa. reaches agreement with Biden Administration -...

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News Digest :: July 8, 2021

Legislature Emotional State Sen. Sharif Street Speaks About Relative Killed In West Philadelphia Shooting On July 4th – CBS Philly (cbslocal.com) DA Krasner, Sen. Street speak out against gun violence after July 4th cookout shooting (fox29.com) Philadelphia cookout...

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News Digest :: July 7, 2021

Legislature Philly lawmakers are pleading for help reducing gun violence - WHYY As a Philly state senator buried a relative killed by gun violence, officials again called for gun-safety laws (inquirer.com) Philadelphia officials demand more action to reduce gun...

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News Digest :: July 6, 2021

Legislature Senate passes bill to waive fishing license fees for participants in therapeutic programs, events | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com Nurse Licensure Compact bill passed by House to give nurses licensure in multiple states | State | indianagazette.com Pa....

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News Digest :: July 2, 2021

Legislature Pennsylvania governor vetoes GOP-led election overhaul citing voter ID restrictions · Spotlight PA Wolf vetoes Pennsylvania election reform bill (broadandliberty.com) Wolf vetoes vaccine passport ban | Coronavirus | tribdem.com Governor Wolf vetoes...

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News Digest :: July 1, 2021

Legislature Pennsylvania’s efforts to halt local plastic bag bans recede - WHYY Wolf vetoes Pa. GOP-led election overhaul citing voter ID restrictions - WHYY Redistricting reform in Pa. is dead for now, advocates say. So what’s next? (inquirer.com) Ranked choice...

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News Digest :: June 30, 2021

Legislature How changing names is both more complex and expensive for the transgender community in Pa. (abc27.com) Legal recognition for transgender, nonbinary Pennsylvanians doesn't come easy. Here's why some are calling for change | Pennsylvania Capital-Star...

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News Digest :: June 29, 2021

Legislature A new bill will allow drivers the option to donate to Pa Breast Cancer Coalition | News | northcentralpa.com Pennsylvania redistricting and gerrymandering: How to reduce hyperpartisanship - The Morning Call (mcall.com) Expansion of Pa.'s film incentive...

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News Digest :: June 28, 2021

Legislature Sen. Lindsey Williams and Josh McNeil: Harrisburg and Washington must step up to save Pittsburgh transit options | TribLIVE.com Readers React: Boscola deserves credit for shredding event - The Morning Call (mcall.com) Pennsylvania Senate Passes...

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News Digest :: June 26, 2021

Legislature Pa.’s $40 billion budget includes more money for poorest school districts, saves bulk of federal relief funding (inquirer.com) Pa. House passes $40B budget with more money for schools, saving most federal relief aid | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette State...

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News Digest :: June 25, 2021

Legislature Kayden's Law: Pennsylvania State Senate passes child custody reform bill (buckscountycouriertimes.com) Kayden’s Law passes Pennsylvania State Senate; legislation now moves to State House for consideration | State | southernchestercountyweeklies.com Child...

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News Digest :: June 24, 2021

Legislature Pa. lawmakers, Gov. Wolf close to a budget deal: 5 things to watch (buckscountycouriertimes.com) State budget deal inches closer to the finish line | WITF House passes bill providing optional COVID do-over year for school students | News | tribdem.com Why...

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News Digest :: June 23, 2021

Legislature Women’s Health Caucus: Choice is crucial, and we will keep fighting anti-choice legislation (goerie.com) Abortion bill moves toward Wolf's desk | News | dailyitem.com Bipartisan task force recommends dozens of changes to Pa. juvenile justice system...

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News Digest :: June 22, 2021

Legislature Pa. state budget update: lawmakers making final touches for June 30 deadline (abc27.com) It’s budget week in Pa. Here’s what to watch for. | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com) Save it or spend it? Flush with money, Pa.’s state budgeteers wrestle with...

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News Digest :: June 21, 2021

Legislature Abortion, gun-rights bills stall in General Assembly. What to know (ydr.com) Eye on the Capitol: Congressional votes for the week of June 4-10 | Local News | tribdem.com With new amendment strategy, Pa. GOP could target voter ID, mail-in ballots |...

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News Digest :: June 18, 2021

Legislature Job training bill for military members, spouses passes in Senate | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com Pa. lawmakers continue to debate over 'meaningful' charter reform | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com) Pennsylvania Republicans' election...

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News Digest :: June 17, 2021

Legislature Should Pa. lawmakers implement voter ID requirements? | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com) Poll shows support for early voting and more funding for Pa. elections | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com) malcolm kenyatta voting rights protection act...

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News Digest :: June 16, 2021

Legislature Wolf, Pa. Democrats again push for passage of LGBTQ discrimination protections · Spotlight PA Watch: PA Democrats press for new LGBTQ rights (goerie.com) Wolf, Democrats want quick passage of Fairness Act for LGBTQ rights (goerie.com) Voter ID shaping up...

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News Digest :: June 15, 2021

Legislature Sen. Carolyn Comitta, Rep. Dianne Herrin Announce S.B. 15 and H.B. 1565 as Concrete Action on Climate Pollution Called for by a Majority of Pennsylvanians | Environmental Defense Fund Herrin, Comitta bill targets climate change | Local-news |...

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News Digest :: June 14, 2021

Legislature Legislation to create Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program advances in Pennsylvania Senate | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com Abuse survivors seek new approach to sway lawmakers on stalled reforms | News | sharonherald.com Reintroduced bills...

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News Digest :: June 11, 2021

Legislature Senator Boscola announces over $1.8M grant for criminal justice initiatives | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com Pa. Sen. Jim Brewster urges officials to pause vote on state university consolidations | TribLIVE.com Development On The Lower Hill Will...

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