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August 2021

The Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee held a public hearing on the economic impact of the current workforce shortage in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator John Yudichak of Luzerne County. 08/09/21
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The last week of July is Construction Opioids Awareness Week in the Commonwealth. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County.08/06/21
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A York County lawmaker is introducing legislation to address ethical standards for lobbyists in the Commonwealth. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill. 08/05/21
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Two Senate Committees held a public hearing at the state Capitol on the latest Department of Health contact tracing contract with a third-party vendor.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 08/04/21
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The Senate Education and Senate Appropriations committees held a public hearing on the PASSHE consolidation plan. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Martin of Lancaster County. 08/03/21
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The chairman of the Senate Environment Resources and Energy Committee is criticizing the Environmental Quality Board’s vote to approve Governor Wolf’s plan for Pennsylvania to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Gene Yaw of Lycoming County. 08/02/21
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July 2021

Legislation creating a microenterprise loan program in the Commonwealth has been signed by the governor. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 07/30/21
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Concealed Carry firearms legislation is a step closer to become law in the Commonwealth. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Cris Dush of Jefferson County. 07/29/21
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Legislation that would permit municipal police in Pennsylvania to use radar is now before the House Transportation Committee for consideration. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Mario Scavello of Monroe County. 07/28/21
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Legislation to allow athletes at Pennsylvania colleges to earn money from endorsements and appearances has been signed into law by the governor. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman. 07/27/21
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An Indiana County lawmaker has introduced legislation to address the confusing “stacking” option consumers face when buying auto insurance. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Joe Pittman. 07/26/21
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The state House could take up legislation this fall that creates a smoother transition to high school graduation for students who are experiencing homelessness or are in foster care.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Wayne Langerholc of Cambria County. 07/23/21
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A bill that makes improvements to Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis law has received the signature of the governor. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Mike Regan of Cumberland County. 07/22/21
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Legislation that expands employment protections of National Guard members has been signed into law by the governor. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Stefano of Fayette County. 07/21/21
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Legislation to assist workers with disabilities has been signed into law by the governor. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Bob Mensch of Montgomery County. 07/20/21
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You may soon see an increase in the number of e-scooters in downtown Pittsburgh. Hanson Quickel has the details from Harrisburg with Senator Wayne Langerholc of Cambria County. 07/19/21
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Legislation updating “sell by” and best by” date labeling for pasteurized milk has been signed into law by the governor. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Elder Vogel of Beaver County. 07/16/21
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Legislation that would help jurors fully understand domestic violence and human trafficking cases has been signed into law by the governor.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Wayne Langerholc of Cambria County. 07/15/21
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The prime sponsor of Senate Bill 618 says that the governor’s veto of her vaccine passport legislation will create major confusion this fall. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 07/14/21
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Legislation to help prevent opioid addiction in the Commonwealth has been signed into law by the governor. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Wayne Langerholc of Cambria County. 07/13/21
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Legislation to streamline the process for prior authorization of medical services is now before the Pennsylvania Senate for consideration. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 07/12/21
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Governor Wolf has signed the 40.8 billion General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-22. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward. 07/09/21
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The Pennsylvania Senate has passed legislation to increase protections for children during child custody disputes. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Lisa Baker of Luzerne County. 07/08/21
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A plan to ensure the proper upkeep of the graves of Pennsylvania veterans is one step closer to becoming law. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Devlin Robinson of Allegheny County. 07/07/21
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“Breast Cancer Checkoff” legislation has been signed into law by the governor. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Bob Mensch of Montgomery County. 07/06/21
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Legislation to provide greater protections to crime victims has been approved by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County. 07/02/21
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Legislation to help physician assistants work and practice with increased efficiency has been approved by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Joe Pittman of Indiana County. 07/01/21
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