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September

Legislation is now before the Senate that would limit the growth of state government spending in Pennsylvania.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati. 9/22/14
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The Senate has adopted a resolution designating September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Jake Corman of Centre County. 9/19/14
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Legislation to create a prostate cancer task force is being introduced in Harrisburg.  Hanson Quickel has the details from Senator Mike Brubaker of Lancaster County. 9/18/14
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Legislation that would do away with school property taxes in Pennsylvania has been approved by the Senate Finance Committee.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator David Argall of Schuylkill County. 9/17/14
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The Senate Education Committee held a public hearing (Tuesday) on legislation that would give school boards the option of allowing licenses and trained staff to carry firearms on school property.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Don White of Indiana County. 9/16/14
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Supporters of medical marijuana legislation rallied on the steps of the state Capitol (today).  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Mike Folmer of Lebanon County. 9/15/14
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Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati and Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley are again hosting a charity bike ride to raise money for three children’s hospitals in Pennsylvania.  Hanson Quickel has the details from the state Capitol. 9/12/14
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Legislation that would ban pigeon shoots in the Commonwealth could come up for debate in the Pennsylvania Senate later this fall.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Rich Alloway of Adams County. 9/11/14
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The chairman of the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee took a tour Harrisburg’s blighted neighborhoods this week to see first-hand the efforts taking place to clean-up decaying buildings and neighborhoods.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator David Argall of Schuylkill County. 9/10/14
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The Senate Transportation and Judiciary Committees held a joint public hearing at Millersville University this week to receive testimony on efforts to prevent individuals from driving under the influence.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Lloyd Smucker of Lancaster County. 9/9/14
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Plans to address the projected growth in the state’s senior citizen population were the focus of a joint public hearing at the University of Pittsburgh.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Randy Vulakovich of Allegheny County. 9/8/14
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As the General Assembly prepares to reconvene next week, Senate committee activity is picking up.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Lloyd Smucker of Lancaster County. (Stations, this feature is intended for Monday morning use) 9/5/14
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The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee has concluded a second hearing on the federal EPA’s clean energy policy.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Gene Yaw of Lycoming County. 9/4/14
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Pennsylvania’s new anti-human trafficking law went into effect this week.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Stewart Greenleaf of Montgomery County. 9/3/14
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Governor Corbett and a number of state lawmakers are calling for an end to the “Amish Mafia” TV show.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Mike Brubaker of Lancaster County. 9/2/14
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August

A York County lawmaker says he plans to take a closer look at Pennsylvania’s public welfare system through public hearings later this fall.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Scott Wagner of York County. 8/29/14
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The debate over medical marijuana legislation could heat up when state lawmakers return to Harrisburg next month.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Mike Folmer of Lebanon County. 8/28/14
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A resolution directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to study new approaches to family work support programs has been approved by the Pennsylvania Senate.  Hanson Quickel has the details from the state Capitol. 8/27/14
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The Senate Judiciary and Transportation Committees will hold a joint public hearing next month on the issue of DUI fatalities and anti-drunk driving laws.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Lloyd Smucker of Lancaster County. 8/26/14
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The Senate Judiciary and Transportation Committees will hold a joint public hearing next month on the issue of DUI fatalities and anti-drunk driving laws.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Lloyd Smucker of Lancaster County. 8/25/14
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Attorney General Kathleen Kane joined Senator John Rafferty and local leaders for a roundtable discussion in Montgomery County this week on new efforts to combat child predators.  Hanson Quickel has the details from the state Capitol. 8/22/14
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The Basic Education Funding Commission held its first public hearing this week on the current funding of education and the formula used to distribute state funding to Pennsylvania schools.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 8/21/14
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Prior to the summer recess, the Pennsylvania Senate adopted a resolution recognizing the month of September as Hunger Action Month.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Mike Brubaker of Lancaster County. 8/20/14
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An initiative aimed at preventing at-risk children from engaging in negative behavior has attracted the attention of State Senator Stewart Greenleaf of Montgomery County.  Hanson Quickel has the details from the state Capitol. 8/19/14
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The Center for Rural Pennsylvania holds its’ fourth and final public hearing this week on the increased use of heroin and other opioids.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Gene Yaw of Lycoming County. 8/18/14
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State Senator Stewart Greenleaf of Montgomery County is introducing a resolution condemning the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq.  Hanson Quickel has the details from the state Capitol. 8/15/14
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The Pennsylvania Senate could take up a measure this fall that addresses the storage of firearms in parked vehicles.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Rich Alloway of Adams County. 8/14/14
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The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee is holding public hearings on the federal EPA’s clean energy policy.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Gene Yaw of Lycoming County. 8/13/14
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