Radio Features

September 2019

The Pennsylvania Senate returns to session on Monday with a number of key committee hearings on tap. Hanson Quickel has the details from the state Capitol. 9/20/19
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The Senate Law and Justice Committee held a hearing in Delaware County this week on Act 39 of 2016, which expanded wine sales in the Commonwealth. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Stefano of Fayette County. 9/19/19
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The House and Senate State Government Committees held a roundtable discussion (Monday) on various election reform proposals. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Martin of Lancaster County. 9/18/19
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Legislation creating work requirements for able-bodied, non-elderly Medicaid recipients has been introduced in Harrisburg. Hanson Quickel has the details with Senator David Argall of Schuylkill County. 9/17/19
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Legislation is being introduced to ease the regulatory and financial burden faced by the state’s charitable organizations. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Doug Mastriano of Franklin County. 9/16/19
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A Franklin County lawmaker is introducing legislation that would require the observance of 9/11 in schools. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Doug Mastriano. 9/13/19
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The Ninth Annual Statewide PA EMS Memorial Service was held at the state Capitol this week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Mike Regan of Cumberland County. 9/12/19
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The House and Senate State Government Committees held a public hearing at the state Capitol this week (Tuesday) on real estate modernization. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Mike Folmer of Lebanon County. 9/11/19
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Legislation addressing the timetable for the return of absentee ballots is a step closer to receiving consideration in the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Mike Folmer of Lebanon County. 9/10/19
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A series of roundtable discussions regarding the issue of Veterans Suicide concluded in Pittsburgh last week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Mike Regan of Cumberland County. 9/9/19
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With session activity set to resume on Monday the 23rd, Pennsylvania Senate committee hearings have been scheduled on a variety of topics. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol. 9/6/19
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Lack of access to high speed internet was the topic of two public hearings this week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 9/5/19
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A Fayette County lawmaker is introducing legislation to establish term limits for committee chairs. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol. 9/4/19
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A third roundtable discussion on the issue of Veterans Suicide was held in Wilkes-Barre last week (8/29). Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Lisa Baker of Luzerne County. 9/3/19
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August 2019

A Delaware County lawmaker has introduced legislation that would require the use of innovative technology to combat repeat DUI offenders. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Tom Killion. 8/30/19
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The Special Education and Higher Education Funding Commissions held organizational meetings at the state Capitol this week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Wayne Langerholc of Cambria County. 8/29/19
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A roundtable discussion on Veteran Suicide will be held on Thursday in Wilkes-Barre. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Mike Regan of Cumberland County. 8/28/19
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A Fayette County lawmaker is reintroducing legislation to provide financial relief to firefighters in the Commonwealth. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Stefano. 8/27/19
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Senator Pat Stefano of Fayette County plans to introduce legislation to eliminate regular lame duck sessions in the General Assembly. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol. 8/26/19
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Legislation intended to increase public access to psychological services in the Commonwealth is in position for Senate consideration this fall.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Judy Ward of Blair County. 8/23/19
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A roundtable discussion regarding the issue of Veterans Suicide was held at the Pennsylvania Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home in Erie last week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Mike Regan of Cumberland County. 8/22/19
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The Senate Education Committee has concluding a public hearing on charter school funding in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Wayne Langerholc of Cambria County. 8/21/19
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The House and Senate Agriculture Committees held a public hearing in State College in conjunction with Penn State’s Ag Progress Days. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg. 8/20/19
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The Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee has released its public hearing agenda for this fall. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol. 8/19/19
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The Senate Majority Policy Committee was in York this week to hold a public workshop on the issue of property tax elimination. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 8/16/19
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Legislation is being introduced in Harrisburg in response to the recent daycare fire in Erie that claimed the lives of five young children. Hanson Quickel has the details with Senator Dan Laughlin of Erie County. 8/15/19
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The Senate Communications and Technology Committee has concluded its first public hearing on rural broadband internet access in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 8/14/19
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An Indiana County lawmaker is introducing legislation to further reduce transfers occurring from the Motor License Fund to fund operations of the Pennsylvania State Police. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with state Senator Joe Pittman. 8/13/19
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Legislation could come before the state Senate this fall that would protect workers’ compensation coverage for injured volunteer fire personnel. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Martin of Lancaster County. 8/12/19
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