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Public Safety

Pittsburgh gun safety proposal would ban semiautomatic rifles
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14405721-74/pittsburgh-gun-safety-measures-would-include-assault-weapons-ban

Three ‘Common Sense’ Gun Safety Bills To Be Introduced In Pittsburgh
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/12/14/three-common-sense-gun-safety-bills-pittsburgh/

Pittsburgh city leaders call for gun control following synagogue shooting
https://6abc.com/society/pittsburgh-city-leaders-call-for-gun-control-following-synagogue-shooting/4903428/

‘Common sense’ gun safety legislation unveiled in Pittsburgh includes assault weapons ban
https://www.wtae.com/article/new-common-sense-gun-safety-measures-announced-in-pittsburgh/25585940

Health Care

Pa. AG Shapiro: ‘I Will Continue To Enforce Affordable Care Act’
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/12/15/pa-ag-shapiro-to-continue-enforcing-aca/

Wolf administration ‘condemns’ ACA ruling
http://www.theintell.com/news/20181215/wolf-administration-condemns-aca-ruling

Licensure

Natural hair braiders look to relax licensing rules across Pa.
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/natural-hair-braiders-looking-to-relax-licensing-rules-across-the/article_041bc14d-32fe-51ee-b01c-78a94fe0f276.html

Opioid Epidemic

State Lawmakers Say Another Narcan Distribution Possible
http://www.erienewsnow.com/story/39645242/state-lawmakers-say-another-narcan-distribution-possible

Erie gives out 150 Narcan kits
http://www.goerie.com/news/20181215/erie-gives-out-150-narcan-kits

Dozens of naloxone kits handed out locally in statewide effort
http://www.bradfordera.com/news/dozens-of-naloxone-kits-handed-out-locally-in-statewide-effort/article_efd802ae-0019-11e9-88d8-93cab17155e0.html

Editorial: Is naloxone the right prescription?
https://triblive.com/opinion/editorials/14409437-74/editorial-is-naloxone-the-right-prescription

Grant Funding

Wilkes-Barre awarded $200,000 from state for financial recovery
https://www.timesleader.com/news/727608/wilkes-barre-awarded-200000-from-state-for-financial-recovery

Budget

State budget chief upbeat
http://www.altoonamirror.com/uncategorized/2018/12/state-budget-chief-upbeat/

Elections

Fight over Lindsey Williams’ residency brings Pa. Senate into uncommon political territory
http://www.philly.com/news/lindsey-williams-20181215.html

Find ways to share costs to upgrade voting machines
https://www.dailyitem.com/opinion/find-ways-to-share-costs-to-upgrade-voting-machines/article_9ee77d10-0ba1-5a08-b550-ed75ad68b5f2.html

The Paper Chase: Pa. starting process of moving to mandated paper trail for ballots
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/the-paper-chase-pa-starting-process-of-moving-to-mandated/article_7e2f593a-ffb1-11e8-8cbb-bfbeec8f997a.html

Bucks County weighs option as state pushes for new voting machines
http://www.theintell.com/news/20181216/bucks-county-weighs-option-as-state-pushes-for-new-voting-machines

Pennsylvania voting machines are eminently hackable
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2018/12/16/Pennsylvania-voting-machines-are-eminently-hackable/stories/201812160035