Radio Features

September 2021

“Medical Marijuana and the Workplace” was the topic of a public hearing conducted by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee (Tuesday). Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Bob Mensch of Montgomery County. 09/24/21
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The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee has approved a resolution related to the 250th anniversary of the United States Navy and Marine Corps in 2025. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Devlin Robinson of Allegheny County. 09/23/21
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Legislation intended to improve Pennsylvania election law has been approved by the Senate State Government Committee. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Martin of Lancaster County. 09/22/21
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The Senate Health and Human Services Committee and the Aging and Youth Committee held a joint hearing to examine new regulations for long term care nursing facilities being proposed by the Wolf Administration. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Michele Brooks of Mercer County. 09/21/21
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The Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee has voted to subpoena election-related documents from the Department of State. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senate President Pro Tempore, Jake Corman. 09/20/21
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The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee has voted to disapprove a Wolf Administration regulation that imposes a tax on Pennsylvania energy producers by entering the state into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Gene Yaw of Lycoming County. 09/17/21
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The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee held a public hearing in Somerset earlier this week on the challenges facing Pennsylvania’s volunteer fire departments. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Stefano. 09/16/21
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The House and Senate Local Government Committees met this week to discuss issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Cris Dush of Jefferson County. 09/15/21
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Free services for Veterans Service Officers will be highlighted at a state Capitol news conference this week (Wednesday). Hanson Quickel has the details from Harrisburg. 09/14/21
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The Senate Intergovernmental Affairs Committee held a public hearing at the state Capitol on election integrity, but a key testifier was absent. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Cris Dush of Jefferson County. 09/13/21
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The Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee held a public hearing this week on legislation that would allow for more Neighborhood Improvement Districts in the Commonwealth. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Devlin Robinson of Allegheny County. 09/10/21
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An exhibit marking the 20th anniversary of 9/11 is now on display at the state Capitol. Hanson Quickel has the details from Harrisburg. 09/9/21
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Two state lawmakers plan to introduce legislation to ensure that workers who are terminated or forced to resign for refusing to receive a COVID-19 vaccination are not disqualified from UC benefits. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol. 09/8/21
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A group of state lawmakers want to know whether the University of Pittsburgh is using body parts from live and aborted babies for research. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol. 09/7/21
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Senator Lisa Baker from Luzerne County is introducing legislation to help preserve historic barns in the Commonwealth. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol. 09/3/21
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The Center for Rural Pennsylvania held a public hearing on the threat posed to Pennsylvania by invasive species. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Gene Yaw of Lycoming County. 09/2/21
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The Senate State Government Committee has initiated a series of hearings on recent, controversial actions untaken by the Department of State. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator David Argall of Schuylkill County. 09/1/21
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August 2021

Four legislative oversight committees held a state Capitol public hearing (Monday) on a Department of Human Services plan to hire a human services firm to work with Medicaid recipients. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Michele Brooks of Mercer County. 08/31/21
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Harrisburg Dairies hosted a ceremony to mark the enactment of legislation updating the milk dating requirement in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Elder Vogel of Beaver County. 08/30/21
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The Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee has approved a letter to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission formally opposing a regulation to have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Joe Pittman of Indiana County. 08/27/21
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Proposed revisions to the state’s child protective services law are being drafted in Harrisburg. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Judy Ward of Blair County. 08/26/21
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Senator Joe Pittman of Indiana County plans to introduce legislation to help prevent the growing threat of Legionnaires Disease in the Commonwealth. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol. 08/25/21
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Legislation that establishes the CMV Education and Newborn Testing Act is in position for consideration by the Pennsylvania Senate this fall. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Michele Brooks of Mercer County. 08/24/21
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All Pennsylvania Senate expenses will be available to the public online as of September first. Hanson Quickel has the details from the state Capitol. 08/23/21
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