Radio Features

January 2018

Legislation to help reunite lost dogs with their owners is being drafted at the state Capitol. Hanson Quickel reports on a measure by Senator Michele Brooks of Mercer County. 1/19/18
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The week ahead in Harrisburg looks to be a busy one. Hanson Quickel takes a look at some of the Senate committee activity on the agenda. 1/18/18
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State Senator John Rafferty of Montgomery County is introducing legislation to double distracted driving fines in work zones. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol. 1/17/18
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Legislation that creates a specific law to govern RV dealers, manufacturers and salespeople is now before the House following passage in the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator John Gordner of Columbia County. 1/16/18
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Nationally recognized veterans organizations are now exempt from the Realty Transfer Tax thanks to a new state law. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Mario Scavello of Monroe County. 1/12/18
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Legislation to amend Pennsylvania’s Chiropractic Practice Act has been unanimously approved by the Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol. 1/11/18
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Legislation impacting child custody cases in the Commonwealth is now before the state House following Senate passage. Hanson Quickel has the details on legislation drafted by Senator Don White of Indiana County. 1/10/18
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Legislation introduced by Senator Gene Yaw of Lycoming County has been signed into law. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol on the measure’s positive impact for Pennsylvanians with epilepsy. 1/9/18
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Legislation intended to protect consumers utilizing household goods movers has been signed into law by the governor. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator David Argall of Schuylkill County. 1/8/18
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A Montgomery County lawmaker is praising the PA Department of Environmental Protection’s decision to temporarily suspend the Mariner East 2 pipeline construction permits. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator John Rafferty. 1/5/18
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Pennsylvanians burdened by excessive regulations have a new way to voice their frustrations. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Scott Wagner of York County. 1/4/18
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Legislation that sets standards for Pennsylvania’s addiction recovery houses has been signed into law by the governor. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Tom McGarrigle of Delaware County. 1/3/18
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The Pennsylvania Senate returned to session in Harrisburg (Tuesday). Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Joe Scarnati of Jefferson County. 1/2/18
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December 2017

The Senate Education Committee has approved a bill that creates an incentive for community colleges to establish Fire Training Programs within secondary schools. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Randy Vulakovich of Allegheny County. 12/29/17
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The Senate Transportation Committee has approved a bill that exempts municipal trucks from state bonding requirements when they are traveling in order to maintain local roads. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator John Rafferty of Montgomery County. 12/28/17
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The Senate Transportation Committee has approved a bill that is of interest to disabled veterans. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator John Rafferty of Montgomery County. 12/27/17
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A York County lawmaker is introducing legislation that would require all reports by the Inspector General to be made public. Hanson Quickel has the details from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Wagner. 12/22/17
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The Senate Transportation Committee has approved legislation to address egregious Driving Under the Influence offenses. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator John Rafferty of Montgomery County. 12/21/17
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Legislation of interest to EMS crews that respond to drug overdose calls is now before the Pennsylvania Senate for consideration. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Don White of Indiana County. 12/20/17
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The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee has approved a measure that would codify the Civil Air Patrol into state law. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Randy Vulakovich of Allegheny County. 12/19/17
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Legislation that addresses the need for first responders to communicate during emergencies has been approved by the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Bob Mensch of Montgomery County. 12/18/17
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The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee has approved legislation intended to help address rising health care costs in the Commonwealth. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Don White of Indiana County. 12/15/17
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Legislation that helps to prevent prescription drugs from falling into the wrong hands is now before the Pennsylvania Senate for consideration. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Lisa Baker of Luzerne County. 12/14/17
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Legislation that would allow patients to freely control their end-of-life care has been approved by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Gene Yaw of Lycoming County. 12/13/17
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The annual “Wreaths Across America” holiday ceremony was held in state Capitol Rotunda (Monday). Hanson Quickel has the details with Senator Randy Vulakovich of Allegheny County. 12/12/17
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Advocates from across the state rallied at the state Capitol recently to urge reforms to the criminal justice system. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Wagner of York County. 12/11/17
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The Senate Judiciary Committee has concluded a series of roundtable discussions on criminal justice reform. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Stewart Greenleaf of Montgomery County. 12/08/17
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Legislation intended to help protect victims of domestic violence in the Commonwealth has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with John Gordner of Columbia County. 12/07/17
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Legislation to benefit community-based health centers in the Commonwealth has been approved by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Michele Brooks of Mercer County. 12/06/17
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The 50th anniversary of the physician assistant profession was acknowledged by state lawmakers in Harrisburg. Hanson Quickel has the details with Senator John Rafferty of Montgomery County. 12/05/17
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A Montgomery County lawmaker is making a push for his legislation that is intended to improve pipeline safety in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator John Rafferty. 12/04/17
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Those hunters who wish to donate venison are again encouraged to participate in the Hunters Sharing the Harvest program. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Rich Alloway of Adams County. 12/01/17
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November 2017

Legislation is now before the Pennsylvania Senate that is intended to promote the employment of people with disabilities. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Bob Mensch of Montgomery County. 11/30/17
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Pennsylvania’s Living Independence for the Elderly Program received recognition in Harrisburg recently. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Michele Brooks of Mercer County. 11/29/17
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Legislation designating the Eastern Hellbender as “State Amphibian” has been approved by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Gene Yaw of Lycoming County. 11/28/17
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The chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee says he plans to bring legislation up for a vote that would crack down on repeat DUI offenders. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator John Rafferty of Montgomery County. 11/27/17
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