Radio Features

May 2017

Senator Randy Vulakovich, chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, addresses the Pennsylvania Senate on the topic of Memorial Day. 5/29/17
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The Pennsylvania Senate has approved a bill that strengthens penalties for threatening law enforcement officials. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Guy Reschenthaler of Allegheny County. 5/26/17
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The Senate Finance Committee has approved legislation to provide financial assistance to volunteer firefighters and EMTs. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Pat Stefano of Fayette County. 5/25/17
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A national campaign to help improve survival of life-threatening bleeding was recognized at the state Capitol, Tuesday. Hanson Quickel has the details with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washingon County. 5/24/17
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The Pennsylvania Senate has approved legislation that strengthens the “steer clear” that protects emergency responders. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator John Rafferty of Montgomery County. 5/23/17
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Following a series of hearings in the House and Senate, Governor Wolf’s proposal to merge the Departments of Health, Human Services, Aging and Drug & Alcohol Programs is still receiving mixed reviews. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Gene Yaw of Lycoming County. 5/22/17
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A report has been issued that highlights the value of Pennsylvania’s conventional oil and gas industry. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Scott Hutchinson of Venango County. 5/19/17
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A resolution to study how Pennsylvania accounts for and analyzes forensic evidence kits is now before the Senate for consideration. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Bob Mensch of Montgomery County. 5/18/17
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A study to gauge the feasibility of additional Amtrak service to Pittsburgh has been approved by the Senate Transportation Committee. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Wayne Langerholc of Cambria County. 5/17/17
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The Senate has adopted a resolution designating this month as “Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month” in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 5/16/17
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Legislation that clears the way for the use of police body-worn cameras has passed the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Stewart Greenleaf of Montgomery County. 5/15/17
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The Capitol Hunger Garden has opened for its eighth season. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati. 5/12/17
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Legislation to reform the lieutenant governor selection process has been introduced by a Schuylkill County lawmaker. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with state Senator David Argall. 5/11/17
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Legislation that established the framework for a Growing Greener III program in Pennsylvania is being drafted by a group of state lawmakers. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Tom Killion of Delaware County. 5/10/17
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