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February 2017

Legislation to boost the number of welfare investigators within the Office of Inspector General has been introduced by a group of Senate Republican lawmakers. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator David Argall of Schuylkill County. 02/24/17
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A Washington County lawmaker has introduced legislation to modernize opioid addiction treatment in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Camera Bartolotta. 02/23/17
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Three weeks of Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearings are underway at the state Capitol. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 02/22/17
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A bill to expand practice authority for nurses has been introduced at the state Capitol. Hanson Quickel has the details with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County. 02/21/17
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The Pennsylvania Senate has adopted a resolution honoring its future farmers. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Elder Vogel of Beaver County. 02/17/17
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Legislation to help combat the opioid addiction crisis has been unveiled at a state Capitol news conference. Hanson Quickel has the details from Senator Rich Alloway of Adams County. 02/16/17
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The Pennsylvania Senate has adopted resolutions honoring the military and the USO. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Randy Vulakovich of Allegheny County. 02/15/17
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Legislation to fund spinal cord disability research has been introduced in Harrisburg. Hanson Quickel has the details with Senator Mario Scavello of Monroe County. 02/14/17
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The Pennsylvania Senate has approved legislation to prevent municipalities from obstructing federal efforts to deport illegal immigrants who pose a danger to communities. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Guy Reschenthaler of Allegheny County. 02/13/17
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The United Way of Pennsylvania and a group of state lawmakers celebrated Pennsylvania 2-1-1 Day at the state Capitol (Thursday). Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 02/10/17
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Paycheck protection legislation has passed the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator John Eichelberger of Blair County. 02/09/17
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Senate Republican leaders are raising concerns about cost drivers following the governor’s budget address.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 02/08/17
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Governor Wolf unveils his 2017/2018 budget proposal today (Tuesday).   Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman of Centre County. 02/07/17
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Issues of importance to Pennsylvania veterans will be addressed at a public hearing in the state Capitol this week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Randy Vulakovich of Allegheny County. 02/06/17
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The Senate has approved a measure to review Pennsylvania’s progress in providing essential support to its volunteer fire departments and EMS organizations. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Randy Vulakovich of Allegheny County. 02/03/17
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The Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing Friday, February 3rd, as “National Wear Red Day” in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Lisa Baker of Luzerne County. 02/02/17
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State Senator Don White of Indiana County says he will reintroduce legislation calling for a thorough review of prescription drug pricing in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel has the details from the state Capitol. 02/01/17
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January 2017

A lobbyist disclosure bill is one step closer to becoming law in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Dan Laughlin of Erie County. 01/31/17
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State Senator Randy Vulakovich of Allegheny County has introduced legislation calling for a state constitutional amendment to expand the Property Tax Exemption Program for Disabled Veterans. Hanson Quickel has the details from the state Capitol. 01/30/17
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Only one state corrections facility will be closing later this year. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Michelle Brooks of Mercer County. 01/27/17
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Legislation that requires comprehensive reform measures at the Delaware River Port Authority has been approved by the Senate Transportation Committee. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator John Rafferty of Montgomery County. 01/26/17
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Two bills protecting natural gas leaseholders were unanimously approved this week by the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Gene Yaw of Lycoming County. 01/25/17
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The Wolf Administration’s plan to announce the closure of two state prisons later this week was the topic of a public hearing at the state Capitol (Monday). Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator David Argall of Schuylkill County. 01/24/17
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The House and Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committees have announced a renewed effort to assist Pennsylvania’s first responders. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Randy Vulakovich of Allegheny County. 01/23/17
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