Radio Features

November 2020

Legislation that would create a grant program to extend deployment of broadband services in underserved areas of the state is now awaiting the signature of the governor. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Wayne Langerholc of Cambria County. 11/25/20
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A bill that would waive photo identification fees for many vulnerable Pennsylvanians is on the governor’s desk for his signature. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County. 11/24/20
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The state Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Quality Board is now accepting public comments on the Governor’s proposal to have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Hanson Quickel has more from Harrisburg with Senator Joe Pittman of Indiana County. 11/23/20
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A rally to support Pennsylvania’s struggling restaurant and hospitality industry was held on the steps of the state Capitol (Wednesday). Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Martin of Lancaster County. 11/20/20
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The Pennsylvania Senate has approved legislation that adds motorcycles to the state’s automobile lemon law. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Michele Brooks of Mercer County. 11/19/20
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The Pennsylvania Senate has voted down the nomination of Jennifer Storm as the state’s victim advocate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati. 11/18/20
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State lawmakers are back in Harrisburg this week, completing work on the 2020/2021 state budget. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 11/17/20
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Senator Kim Ward of Westmoreland County has been elected Senate Majority Leader, making her the first woman in state history to hold the Majority Leader post in the Senate or House of Representatives. Hanson Quickel has more from Harrisburg. 11/16/20
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Pennsylvania Senate Republicans have elected their leadership team for the 2021-2022 legislative session. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Jake Corman of Centre County. 11/13/20
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Legislation that would protect young victims of sexual assault against the possibility of having to attend school with their attackers was signed into law recently. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Martin of Lancaster County. 11/10/20
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Senate Republican leaders are calling for the immediate resignation of Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman. 11/9/20
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Legislation to protect injured volunteer fire and EMS personnel has been signed into law by the governor. Hanson Quickel reports Harrisburg with Senator Martin of Lancaster County. 11/8/20
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Legislation to honor law enforcement officers has been approved by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Mike Regan of Cumberland County. 11/2/20
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October 2020

A bill that would allow more Pennsylvanians to have criminal records expunged if certain conditions are met is now before the governor for his signature. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County. 10/30/20
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Legislation alerting first responders to local COVID-19 addresses is set to become law. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kim Ward of Westmoreland County. 10/29/20
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Affordable housing legislation is now before the governor for his signature.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Tom Killion of Delaware County. 10/28/20
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Legislation to strengthen the state’s “Steer Clear Law” is now before the governor for his signature. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Doug Mastriano of Franklin County. 10/27/20
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Legislation intended to protect young victims of sexual assault is now before the governor for his signature. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Martin of Lancaster County. 10/26/20
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Legislation to improve the delivery of fire and EMS services in the Commonwealth is now before the governor for his signature. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Mike Regan of Cumberland County. 10/23/20
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The Pennsylvania Senate has approved legislation to ensure safe visitation and enhanced care for residents of long-term care facilities. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Bob Mensch of Montgomery County. 10/22/20
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The Senate Judiciary Committee held a public hearing this week on the state’s dog laws and animal welfare issues. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Tom Killion of Delaware County. 10/21/20
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Legislation to streamline Pennsylvania’s adoption process is now before the Senate for consideration. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator John DiSanto of Dauphin County. 10/20/20
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A measure to improve the delivery of state resources to the state’s fire community is now before the Senate for consideration. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Doug Mastriano of Franklin County. 10/19/20
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Legislation to require offenders convicted of any sex trafficking-related offenses to register under Megan’s Law has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kim Ward of Westmoreland County. 10/16/20
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Legislation to address the “sell by” dates on milk labels has been approved by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Elder Vogel of Beaver County. 10/15/20
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Legislation to combat the desecration of historic monuments has been introduced in Harrisburg. Hanson Quickel has the details with Senator Doug Mastriano of Franklin County. 10/14/20
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Legislation to better protect newborns in the Commonwealth has been unanimously approved by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator John DiSanto of Dauphin County. 10/13/20
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The Pennsylvania Senate has unanimously approved legislation to strengthen penalties against child pornography. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Dave Arnold of Lebanon County. 10/9/20
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The Pennsylvania Senate has approved legislation that would strengthen, secure and consolidate information technology across state agencies. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 10/8/20
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The Senate Transportation Committee has approved legislation that would waive photo identification fees for vulnerable Pennsylvanians. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County. 10/7/20
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Legislation addressing health care benefits for disabled employees has been approved by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Bob Mensch of Montgomery County. 10/6/20
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Legislation that would improve access to high-speed internet through the removal of regulatory barriers is now before the Pennsylvania Senate for consideration. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 10/5/20
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Legislation to provide greater flexibility in obtaining teacher certifications could be on the governor’s desk sometime next week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Wayne Langerholc of Cambria County. 10/2/20
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Telemarketers would be prohibited from spoofing phone numbers to fool consumers under a bill approved by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel has the details from Harrisburg. 10/1/20
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