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January 2017

A Lebanon County lawmaker is reintroducing his legislation intended for individuals who feel they aren’t being taxed enough.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Mike Folmer. 01/13/17
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Legislation to require Senate confirmation of the individual appointed to fulfill the CEO position at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has been reintroduced at the state Capitol. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator John Rafferty of Montgomery County. 01/12/17
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A Montgomery County lawmaker is reintroducing animal abuse prevention legislation in the new legislative session. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator John Rafferty. 01/11/17
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Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid epidemic will be the focus of a third special Telephone Town Hall meeting (on Tuesday night, 1/10 at 6:30 p.m.) Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Gene Yaw of Lycoming County. 01/10/17
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An Erie County lawmaker is calling for the restoration of two economic development programs. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Dan Laughlin. 01/09/17
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A Lancaster County lawmaker says that several high profile issues must be addressed in the new legislative session. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Ryan Aument. 01/06/17
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State Senator Joe Scarnati of Jefferson County was once again unanimously re-elected by members of the Senate to serve as President Pro Tempore of the Pennsylvania Senate for 2017. Hanson Quickel has more from the state Capitol. 01/05/17
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The Pennsylvania Senate opened their new legislative session this week with a tribute to a fallen state trooper. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator John Eichelberger of Blair County. 01/04/17
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State lawmakers, their families and supporters packed the state Capitol Tuesday as a new legislative session got underway with swearing-in ceremonies. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Gene Yaw of Lycoming County. 01/03/17
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Two state Senators are introducing legislation aimed at saving taxpayer dollars through the closure of empty state offices. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator David Argall of Schuylkill County. 01/02/17
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December

Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid crisis will continue to be the focus of legislation when state lawmakers return to Harrisburg next month. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Gene Yaw of Lycoming County. 12/29/16
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Legislation intended to address welfare fraud in the Commonwealth will be reintroduced in the upcoming legislative session. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Ryan Aument of Lancaster County. 12/28/16
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Senator Scott Wagner of York County says he will reintroduce paycheck protection legislation in the upcoming legislative session. Hanson Quickel has the details from the state Capitol. 12/27/16
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Legislation addressing firearm background checks in Pennsylvania is going to be reintroduced in the upcoming legislative session. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County. 12/23/16
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State Senator Lisa Baker of Luzerne County has announced plans to reintroduce legislation to protect the Unemployment Compensation rights of spouses of active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Hanson Quickel has the details from the state Capitol. 12/22/16
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Legislation to exempt Pennsylvania school districts from the requirements of the prevailing wage act will be reintroduced in Harrisburg early next year. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Scott Wagner of York County. 12/21/16
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Legislation to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage is going to be reintroduced in the upcoming legislative session. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Scott Wagner of York County. 12/20/16
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A constitutional amendment to control state spending is going to be reintroduced in the new legislative session. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County. 12/19/16
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A Monroe County lawmaker is reintroducing legislation intended to address the shortage of mental health professionals in the Commonwealth. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Mario Scavello. 12/16/16
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First responders in Pennsylvania are being recognized for their efforts with the passage of a Senate resolution. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Bob Mensch of Montgomery County. 12/15/16
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The Senate has adopted a resolution designating February 12th, 2017 as “Drugs Kill Dreams Day” in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Don White of Indiana County. 12/14/16
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A Schuylkill County lawmaker is optimistic that property tax elimination legislation will pass the Pennsylvania Senate in 2017. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator David Argall. 12/13/16
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A Montgomery County lawmaker says he is reintroducing prison industry enhancement legislation in the new legislative session. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Stewart Greenleaf. 12/12/16
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An Allegheny County lawmaker has announced plans to reintroduce a cyber security measure in the new legislative session. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Randy Vulakovich. 12/09/16
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A ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor was held at the state Capitol (Wednesday). Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Hutchinson of Venango County. 12/08/16
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A Monroe County lawmaker plans to reintroduce legislation to increase littering fines in the Commonwealth. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Mario Scavello. 12/07/16
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A Right-to-Know request has been filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry seeking various records related to the closing of Unemployment Compensation call centers. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Wagner of York County. 12/06/16
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Senate Republicans are voicing their displeasure with Governor Wolf’s threat to close certain Unemployment Compensation call centers. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Wagner of York County. 12/05/16
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A new law to support volunteer emergency responders goes into effect early next year. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Lisa Baker of Luzerne County. 12/02/16
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The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee met recently to discuss a dangerous summer flood that took place in southwestern Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Pat Stefano of Fayette County. 12/01/16
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