Radio Features

January 2020

A public hearing on paid family leave legislation will be held at the state Capitol tomorrow (Tuesday). Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Dan Laughlin of Erie County. 1/27/20
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A series of performance-based budget reviews were held at the state Capitol this week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 1/24/20
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Legislation that would increase penalties against individuals who solicit services from victims of human trafficking is on its way to the governor for his signature. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 1/23/20
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A group of lawmakers held a rally at the state Capitol (Tuesday) to announce a lawsuit against Governor Wolf regarding the proposed closures of the Polk and White Haven state centers. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Hutchinson of Venango County. 1/22/20
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An Indiana County lawmaker is introducing legislation to ensure that Pennsylvania’s disabled veterans receive the state property tax exemption they deserve. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Joe Pittman. 1/21/20
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Senate Republicans will again enjoy a 28-21 majority in the Pennsylvania Senate following a special election this week. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol. 1/17/20
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The House Judiciary Committee has approved a Senate passed bill intended to fight human trafficking in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 1/16/20
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State Senator Kim Ward of Westmoreland County is introducing legislation that would preserve the sales tax exemption for multi-purpose agriculture vehicles. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol. 1/15/20
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State Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill wants to give state school directors a bit of recognition this month. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol. 1/14/20
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The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee held a discussion during the Pennsylvania Farm Show on efforts to curb Chesapeake Bay pollution. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Gene Yaw of Lycoming County. 1/13/20
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The Higher Education Funding Commission held an all-day hearing in West Chester this week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Tommy Tomlinson of Bucks County. 1/10/20
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The Senate Majority Policy Committee held a public hearing at the Pennsylvania Farm Show this week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator David Argall of Schuylkill County. 1/9/20
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The Pennsylvania Senate reconvened in Harrisburg on Tuesday. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati. 1/8/20
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Senator Mario Scavello of Monroe County is introducing legislation to extend Pennsylvania veteran benefits to veterans of allied countries living in the Commonwealth. Hanson Quickel has more from the state Capitol. 1/7/20
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Senator Michele Brooks of Mercer County is introducing legislation that would exempt ambulance drivers from EMS requirements. Hanson Quickel has the details from the state Capitol. 1/6/20
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Legislation to establish the Community Integrated Schools for Success pilot program is now before the Pennsylvania Senate for consideration. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Wayne Langerholc of Cambria County. 1/3/20
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The 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show begins Saturday (January 4th) in Harrisburg. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Elder Vogel of Beaver County. 1/2/20
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December 2019

State Senator Pat Stefano of Fayette County is introducing legislation that would help Pennsylvanians view how their government operates. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol. 12/31/19
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State lawmakers recently paid tribute to the philanthropic work of the construction industry with the adoption of a resolution. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County. 12/30/19
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The state Senate recently recognized Special Olympics Pennsylvania on the 50th anniversary of their founding. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Bob Mensch of Montgomery County. 12/27/19
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The Pennsylvania Senate has adopted a resolution congratulating the Penn State wrestling team on another championship season.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Martin of Lancaster County. 12/25/19
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The Pennsylvania Senate has adopted a resolution calling on Congress to approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 12/24/19
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Legislation that is part of the second phase of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative has been signed into law by the governor.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Lisa Baker of Luzerne County.  12/23/19
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Legislation that would streamline the placement of offenders in drug treatment programs and expedite the parole process for non-violent offenders has been signed into law by the governor. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Tom Killion of Delaware County. 12/20/19
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Senate legislation that would assist in the Commonwealth’s ongoing battle to address opioid addiction has been passed by the state House of Representatives. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 12/19/19
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The creation of a Juvenile Justice Task Force was unveiled at a state Capitol news conference this week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Mike Regan of Cumberland County. 12/18/19
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A bill that would require legislative approval of economically significant regulations was debated during a Pennsylvania Senate public hearing last week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator John DiSanto of Dauphin County. 12/17/19
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The Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee has concluded a public hearing on regulatory reform and cutting red tape in state government. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator John DiSanto of Dauphin County. 12/16/19
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Legislation to protect the environment from a foam used in firefighting has been passed by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Gene Yaw of Lycoming County. 12/13/19
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Legislation that would provide insurance coverage for breast density screenings is now before the Pennsylvania Senate for consideration. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Bob Mensch of Montgomery County. 12/12/19
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Legislation addressing Pennsylvania’s rural hospital crisis has been signed into law by the governor. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Lisa Baker of Luzerne County. 12/11/19
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Legislation that abolishes various boards, commissions and committees in the Commonwealth has been signed into law by the governor.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 12/9/19
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Legislation allowing branch campuses of private licensed schools to operate in multiple counties has been signed into law by the governor. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County. 12/6/19
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Legislation addressing school safety and the teaching of financial literacy has been signed into law by the governor.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Wayne Langerholc of Cambria County. 12/5/19
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Legislation to help reduce the risk of patients falling victim to opioid addiction has been signed into law by the governor. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Ryan Aument of Lancaster County. 12/4/19
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Governor Wolf has signed a measure to add new standards for annual audits of municipal authorities. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kim Ward of Westmoreland County. 12/3/19
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A pension increase for wounded veterans in the Commonwealth is now before the Senate for consideration. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Judy Ward of Blair County. 12/2/19
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