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Minimum Wage

 

Lawmakers talk about $15 minimum wage at town hall meeting in Reading

https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/lawmakers-talk-about-15-minimum-wage-at-town-hall-meeting-in-reading

 

Health

 

Bill would establish family and medical leave program

https://www.abc27.com/news/local/bill-would-establish-family-and-medical-leave-program/1936899907

 

Proposed Bill Would Create Family, Medical Leave Program in Pennsylvania

https://www.erienewsnow.com/story/40331612/proposed-bill-would-create-family-medical-leave-program-in-pennsylvania

 

Too few black men become doctors. A medical student conference in Philly seeks to change that.
https://www.philly.com/health/black-male-doctor-shortage-medical-student-conference-diversity-20190419.html

 

Human Services

 

Project Pa: Reform may finally be on it’s way to Pennsylvania’s child welfare system

https://local21news.com/news/project-pa/project-pa-reform-may-finally-be-on-its-way-to-pennsylvanias-child-welfare-system

 

Infrastructure

 

PENNVEST to loan $12 million to North East for improving wastewater treatment

https://www.yourerie.com/news/local-news/pennvest-to-loan-12-million-to-north-east-for-improving-wastewater-treatment/1936955114

 

State parks, facing aging infrastructure, hope for severance tax-based plan
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/04/state-parks-facing-aging-infrastructure-hope-for-severance-tax-based-plan.php

 

Wolf’s vision for natural gas tax has hazy future in legislature
https://www.abc27.com/news/local/wolf-s-vision-for-natural-gas-tax-has-hazy-future-in-legislature/1939489528

 

State legislators talk ‘Restore Pennsylvania’ initiative
https://www.yourerie.com/news/local-news/state-legislators-talk-restore-pennsylvania-initiative/1939492420

 

Opportunity Zones can boost communities

https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/opportunity-zones-can-boost-communities-1.2472609

 

Pipelines

 

Sunoco sends notice that it plans to restart Mariner East 1 pipeline
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/sunoco-sends-notice-that-it-plans-to-restart-mariner-east-1-pipeline.html

 

Rural Broadband

 

Faster broadband push continues in Bradford, Susquehanna counties

https://www.pahomepage.com/news/faster-broadband-push-continues-in-bradford-susquehanna-counties/1937591720

 

Earth Day

 

Help Keep Tyler Park Clean To Celebrate Earth Day
https://patch.com/pennsylvania/newtown-pa/help-keep-tyler-park-clean-celebrate-earth-day

 

Marijuana

 

Pennsylvania opens probe into Harvest, state’s largest marijuana-dispensary permit holder
https://www.philly.com/business/weed/big-marijuana-harvest-investigation-pennsylvania-franklin-labs-20190419.html

 

Activist Regina L. Smith touts legalization of marijuana as a Black empowerment
https://www.phillytrib.com/lifestyle/activist-regina-l-smith-touts-legalization-of-marijuana-as-a/article_8b32f59e-9fc6-5afc-bc17-4693faff0421.html

 

Today is 420: Here’s the state of marijuana in Pa.
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/today-is-420-heres-the-state-of-marijuana-in-pa.html

 

Elections

 

As suburbs roar, Pennsylvania Democrats pick top 2020 target
http://www.bradfordera.com/news/nation/as-suburbs-roar-pennsylvania-democrats-pick-top-target/article_fda31ada-da5c-5f1d-aca2-644daebc89ed.html

 

Lottery

 

Internet play is helping put the Pennsylvania Lottery on a record pace
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2019/04/19/Pennsylvania-Lottery-online-iLottery-record-revenue-profits-internet-casinos-gambling/stories/201904190117