Radio Features

June 2018

A comprehensive school safety measure is now before the governor for his signature. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman. 6/26/18
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The Senate of Pennsylvania overwhelmingly approved a spending plan for the next fiscal year (on Friday). Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 6/25/18
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The Senate has adopted a resolution designating Wednesday, June 27th as Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Ryan Aument of Lancaster County. 6/22/18
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A resolution designating the month of June as “Dairy Month” has been adopted by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Ryan Aument of Lancaster County. 6/21/18
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Local government representatives and school business officials discussed alternatives to the current system of collecting property taxes during a hearing of the Senate Local Government Committee (Tuesday). Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Martin of Lancaster County. 6/20/18
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Legislation to support Pennsylvania’s agricultural community is now before the Senate for consideration. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Ryan Aument of Lancaster County. 6/19/18
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Legislative to improve elevator safety in Pennsylvania has been passed by state Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Lisa Baker of Luzerne County. 6/18/18
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A bill protecting gun owners’ rights is now before the Pennsylvania Senate for consideration. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Hutchinson of Venango County. 6/15/18
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Legislation aimed at promoting telemedicine has passed the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Elder Vogel of Beaver County. 6/14/18
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The Pennsylvania Senate has amended language into a redistricting reform bill that would change the way we elect appellate court judges. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Ryan Aument of Lancaster County. 6/13/18
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An audit to safeguard voting security in the Commonwealth was unveiled at a state Capitol news conference (Monday). Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kim Ward of Westmoreland County. 6/12/18
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Legislation to create a new school threat monitoring system is now before the House following Senate passage last week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Martin of Lancaster County. 6/11/18
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Legislation that will help reduce fraud in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has passed the Pennsylvania Senate on a unanimous vote. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Ryan Aument of Lancaster County. 6/8/18
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The Pennsylvania Senate has approved legislation aimed at helping courts provide better treatment options to defendants addicted to opioids. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Wayne Langerholc of Cambria County. 6/7/18
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A rally was held at the state Capitol this week in support of legislation to protect the child victims of human trafficking from criminal prosecution. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Stewart Greenleaf of Montgomery County. 6/6/18
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A Washington County lawmaker is calling on Congress to support the development of an ethane storage hub in the Appalachian region. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Camera Bartolotta. 6/5/18
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The Pennsylvania General Assembly reconvenes in Harrisburg (Monday) with the state budget and other key issues to deal with. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Mike Regan of Cumberland County. 6/4/18
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The Senate Resolution 6 Commission held a public hearing in Somerset County (Wednesday) on the delivery of fire and EMS services in Pennsylvania.  Hanson Quickel has the details with Senator Randy Vulakovich of Allegheny County. 6/1/18
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May 2018

The Pennsylvania Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing the 125th anniversary of the state forest system and the 125th anniversary of the first state park. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Lisa Baker of Luzerne County. 5/31/18
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The Pennsylvania Senate has approved legislation that would lead to tougher sentences for crimes of domestic violence committed in front of children. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Bob Mensch of Montgomery County. 5/30/18
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Legislation that would increase the penalties for trespassing on critical infrastructure facilities has been passed by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Mike Regan of Cumberland County. 5/29/18
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Senator Randy Vulakovich of Allegheny County, chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee offers his thoughts on Memorial Day.
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The Pennsylvania Senate adopted a resolution this week that calls for a study on the effectiveness of standardized testing in schools. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Ryan Aument of Lancaster County. 5/25/18
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Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati hosted the opening ceremony for the State Capitol Hunger Garden (Wednesday). Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg. 5/24/18
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Legislation to expand Pennsylvania restitution law passed the state Senate (Tuesday). Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Stefano of Fayette County. 5/23/18
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A bipartisan group of state lawmakers are promoting legislation that creates a new school threat monitoring system. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 5/22/18
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The Pennsylvania Senate has passed legislation that will increase government transparency by requiring the Department of Insurance to detail its spending for outside contractors. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Dan Laughlin of Erie County. 5/21/18
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With a holiday weekend fast approaching, the Pennsylvania Senate has adopted a resolution designating the month of May as “Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention” month. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 5/18/18
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A resolution designating May 2018 as “Postpartum Depression Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania has been adopted by the state Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County. 5/17/18
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The return of warmer weather brings the return of the Deer Tick and fears of acquiring Lyme disease. Hanson Quickel reports on “Lyme and Tick-borne Disease Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania with Senator Stewart Greenleaf of Montgomery County. 5/16/18
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Legislation that expands legal standing for child custody has been signed into law by the governor. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Don White of Indiana County. 5/14/18
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