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April

Legislation to address the growing shortage of volunteer firefighters has been introduced at the state Capitol.  Hanson Quickel has the details with Senator Lisa Baker of Luzerne County. 4/17/14
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Tax reform legislation intended to help Pennsylvania’s small businesses has been introduced at a state Capitol news conference.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Hutchinson of Venango County. 4/16/14
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Today is a good day to give a local official a pat on the back.  Hanson Quickel explains why with Senator John Eichelberger of Blair County. 4/15/14
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Legislation intended to save lives by speeding up a process used to help locate missing people has been approved by the Pennsylvania Senate.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Randy Vulakovich of Allegheny County. 4/14/14
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Another bill in the Pennsylvania Senate’s child protection package is headed to Governor Corbett for his signature.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Kim Ward of Westmoreland County. 4/11/14
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Legislation that bans cash gifts to state lawmakers sailed quickly through the Pennsylvania Senate this week.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Lisa Baker of Luzerne County. 4/10/14
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A bipartisan group of lawmakers held a news conference (Tuesday) at the state Capitol to unveil legislation that would improve eating disorder awareness and education.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Chuck McIlhinney of Bucks County. 4/9/14
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Legislation expanding the rights of landowners who are currently leased with natural gas companies has been approved by the Pennsylvania Senate.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Gene Yaw of Lycoming County. 4/8/14
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The Pennsylvania Senate has approved legislation to prevent irresponsible kennel owners from operating under false pretenses.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Rich Alloway of Adams County. 4/7/14
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The Senate Communications and Technology Committee has approved legislation that could help law enforcement officials locate abduction victims.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Randy Vulakovich of Allegheny County. 4/4/14
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Legislation intended to improve the Commonwealth’s ability to respond to suspected child abuse cases is headed to Governor Corbett for his signature.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Randy Vulakovich of Allegheny County. 4/3/14
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Pennsylvania’s newest state Senator says he’s ready to get to work on a number of issues.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Wagner of York County. 4/2/14
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A resolution to study the merging of school district health care plans has been approved by the Pennsylvania Senate.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator David Argall of Schuylkill County. 4/1/14
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March

Legislation has been introduced in Harrisburg that is intended to increase organ donor designation by altering driver’s license and identification card application forms.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Don White of Indiana County. 3/31/14
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The House and Senate Urban Affairs Committees held a public hearing at the state Capitol to review a 2010 law that is helping municipalities fight blight.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator David Argall of Schuylkill County. 3/28/14
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Legislation has been introduced in Harrisburg that is intended to resolve the ongoing contractual dispute between UPMC and Highmark.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Randy Vulakovich of Allegheny County. 3/27/14
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Prescription drug monitoring legislation has received the approval of the Pennsylvania Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Pat Vance of Cumberland County. 3/26/14
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Legislation is being introduced in Harrisburg that would prevent legislators from accepting cash gifts from those who seek to influence the legislative process.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Lloyd Smucker of Lancaster County. 3/25/14
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Legislation has been introduced in Harrisburg that would require elected officials to provide receipts in order to receive reimbursement from the Commonwealth.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Randy Vulakovich of Allegheny County. 3/24/14
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Legislation intended to protect victims of sexual assault has been sent to Governor Corbett for his signature.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Stewart Greenleaf of Montgomery County. 3/21/14
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The Pennsylvania Senate has approved legislation which will create a Rural Regional Community College Initiative.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati. 3/20/14
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The Pennsylvania Arts Education Network held a news conference at the state Capitol to support increased arts education opportunities for students.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 3/19/14
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The Senate Aging and Youth committee held a public hearing (Tuesday) on legislation to allow Pennsylvania adult adoptees access to their original birth certificate.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Bob Mensch of Montgomery County. 3/18/14
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Additional child abuse prevention measures are nearing consideration on the floor of the Pennsylvania Senate.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Bob Mensch of Montgomery County. 3/17/14
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The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee has approved a series of landowner protection bills.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Gene Yaw of Lycoming County. 3/14/14
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The Pennsylvania Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing the work of the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Pat Vance of Cumberland County. 3/13/14
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A press conference in recognition of Red Cross month was held in the state Capitol Rotunda (Tuesday).  Hanson Quickel has the details from Harrisburg with Senator Lisa Baker of Luzerne County. 3/12/14
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A Bucks County lawmaker has introduced legislation that would enable universities that meet certain criteria to transfer out of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Tommy Tomlinson. 3/11/14
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