Radio Features

May 2019

With the beginning of vacation season upon us, the Pennsylvania Senate has adopted a resolution designating the month of May as “Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month.” Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 5/29/19
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The Senate Finance Committee has approved legislation to aid the state’s threatened coal refuse industry. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator David Argall of Schuylkill County. 5/28/19
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Legislation intended to remove employment barriers for ex-offenders was introduced at a Harrisburg news conference this week. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator John DiSanto of Dauphin County. 5/24/19
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Legislation that would gradually phase out the state’s inheritance tax on non-lineal heirs is now before the Senate for consideration. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Michele Brooks of Mercer County. 5/23/19
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Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati says he is continuing his push for open primaries in the Commonwealth. Hanson Quickel has the details from Harrisburg. 5/22/19
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A resolution to designate May 19th through the 25th as “Emergency Medical Services Week” has been adopted by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Mike Regan of Cumberland County. 5/20/19
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Legislation to improve Pennsylvania’s Historic Preservation Incentive Tax Credit Program is now before the Senate for consideration. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator David Argall of Schuylkill County. 5/17/19
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The state Senate has adopted a resolution designating the month of May as “Postpartum Depression Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County. 5/16/19
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The Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing the month of May as “Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips Hill of York County. 5/15/19
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The Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing May 12th through the 18th as “Women’s Lung Health Week” in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County. 5/14/19
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Legislation that would exempt milk haulers from travel bans imposed during a declaration of disaster emergency has been approved by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Judy Ward of Blair County. 5/13/19
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Another bill in the Senate Republican “Farming First” package is on its way to the House for consideration. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Wayne Langerholc of Cambria County. 5/10/19
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Legislation to help strengthen Pennsylvania’s Dairy Industry has been approved by the state Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman. 5/9/19
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A Lycoming County lawmaker says he will introduce legislation to address lead exposure in the Commonwealth. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with state Senator Gene Yaw. 5/8/19
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The annual pro-Second Amendment rally was held at the state Capitol on Monday. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 5/7/19
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Legislation that exempts milk haulers from travel bans is now in position for a floor vote in the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Gene Yaw of Lycoming County. 5/6/19
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Legislation that gives schools the option to utilize flexible instructional days has been approved by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillip-Hill of York County. 5/3/19
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Thanks to sound fiscal policies, Pennsylvania’s revenue collections have soared to a healthy surplus. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 5/2/19
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Legislation to establish an education program for families of Pennsylvania National Guard members is a step closer to becoming law. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Mike Regan of Cumberland County. 5/1/19
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April 2019

Legislation that would reform how Pennsylvania’s Lieutenant Governor is elected has been approved by the Senate on a 46 to 2 vote. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator David Argall of Schuylkill County. 4/30/19
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Legislation to aid Pennsylvania’s threatened coal refuse industry has been introduced in Harrisburg. Hanson Quickel has the details with Senator David Argall of Schuylkill County. 4/29/19
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Legislation is now before the Pennsylvania Senate that would increase the fine for driving a vehicle without the proper endorsement for that particular type of vehicle. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kim Ward of Westmoreland County. 4/26/19
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A York County lawmaker has introduced a package of bills intended to cut the red tape that hinders economic progress in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillip-Hill of York County. 4/25/19
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The Senate Labor and Industry has approved legislation that will help farm families utilize their buildings for a secondary form of income. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Judy Ward of Blair County. 4/24/19
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Legislation creating a franchise store system for the sale of wine and spirits in Pennsylvania has been introduced by a Lycoming County lawmaker. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Gene Yaw. 4/23/19
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The Eastern Hellbender is about to become the official state amphibian. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Gene Yaw of Lycoming County. 4/22/19
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