Radio Features

July 2017

A Dauphin County lawmaker has introduced legislation to close a loophole in state law so that convicted public officials can’t escape a tough financial penalty. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with state Senator John DiSanto. 7/21/17
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Legislation to encourage state residents to be prepared for emergencies has been introduced in the General Assembly. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Randy Vulakovich of Allegheny County. 7/20/17
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Legislation to enhance Pennsylvania’s 2-1-1 system has been approved by the Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 7/19/17
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The Senate has unanimously approved legislation which would provide tax exempt savings for the program known as ABLE. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Lisa Baker of Luzerne County. 7/18/17
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Legislation that makes extensive changes to the Public School Code concerning charter schools is moving closer to the governor’s desk. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator John Eichelberger of Blair County. 7/17/17
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Legislation to ensure that Pennsylvania high school students receive strong civics and American history education is now before the Senate for consideration. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator John Rafferty of Montgomery County. 7/14/17
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Legislation that would establish the independent Office of Inspector General in statute is now awaiting the signature of the governor. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Ryan Aument of Lancaster County. 7/13/17
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Legislation to help prevent welfare fraud has cleared another hurdle in the General Assembly. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Mike Regan of Cumberland County. 7/12/17
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Legislation that would statutorily create the State Office of Inspector General is now before the governor. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Ryan Aument of Lancaster County. 7/11/17
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Victims of domestic violence would be better protected against retribution from their abusers under a bill approved by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County. 7/10/17
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The Senate has designated July 13th as Summer Learning Day in the Commonwealth. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Ryan Aument of Lancaster County. 7/07/17
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Legislation is now before the Pennsylvania Senate that would protect construction workers and improve driver safety in active work zones. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator David Argall of Schuylkill County. 7/06/17
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Legislation to reform Pennsylvania’s Asset Forfeiture Law has been signed into law by the Governor. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Mike Folmer of Lebanon County. 7/05/17
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The Pennsylvania Senate has approved a state spending plan that holds the line on taxes while providing critical investments in education and human services. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 7/03/17
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June 2017

District attorneys would be able to hold drug dealers more accountable for the damages they cause under legislation approved by the Pennsylvania Senate this week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County. 6/30/17
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The Pennsylvania Senate has approved legislation that would give school boards the option of allowing licensed and trained staff to carry firearms on school property. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Don White of Indiana County. 6/29/17
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Animal cruelty prevention legislation was signed into law by the governor (Wednesday). Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator John Rafferty of Montgomery County. 6/28/17
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Legislation to increase transparency in the process of hiring school officials has been approved by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Stefano of Fayette County. 6/27/17
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Legislation to establish quality standards for addiction recovery houses has passed the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Gene Yaw of Lycoming County. 6/26/17
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