Radio Features

March 2020

Legislation to address an environmental hazard in Philadelphia is now before the Senate for consideration. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County. 3/17/20
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Legislation to address broadband expansion in the Commonwealth is about to be introduced in Harrisburg.  Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Joe Pittman of Indiana County. 3/16/20
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Legislation is being drafted in Harrisburg to repeal Pennsylvania’s Frozen Dessert Law. Hanson Quickel has the details from the state Capitol. 3/13/20
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Legislation is now before the Pennsylvania Senate that would allow the Department of Health to grant waivers to EMS agencies for certain staffing issues. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Michele Brooks of Mercer County. 3/12/20
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Disabled first responders would qualify for free fishing licenses under legislation proposed by Senator Doug Mastriano of Franklin County. Hanson Quickel has the details from the state Capitol. 3/11/20
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State Senator Dave Arnold of Lebanon County has introduced legislation to toughen penalties for child pornography. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg. 3/10/20
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Budget hearings have concluded at the state Capitol.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. 3/9/20
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The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and its impact on jobs was discussed at a Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing this week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Joe Pittman of Indiana County. 3/6/20
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A Lancaster County lawmaker is co-sponsoring legislation that would help municipalities remove negligent local officials. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Martin. 3/5/20
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The Wolf Administration’s plan to divert more 200 million from the state’s racehorse development fund came under fire at a Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing this week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 3/4/20
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School safety grant money was awarded to school districts throughout the Commonwealth last week, but state lawmakers are concerned about the governor’s plan dramatically cut the program. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 3/3/20
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The Coronavirus was a topic of discussion at a recent Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Dan Laughlin of Eric County. 3/2/20
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February 2020

Prevailing wage reform was discussed at a recent Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Gene Yaw of Lycoming County. 2/28/20
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The Pennsylvania Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing this week as National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 2/27/20
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February marks the 29th anniversary of the conclusion of Operation Desert Shield & Desert Storm. Hanson Quickel reports the state Capitol with Senator Doug Mastriano of Franklin County. 2/26/20
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February 22nd through the 29th has been designated as “FFA Week” in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Elder Vogel of Beaver County. 2/25/20
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Legislation has been signed by the governor that will ensure the best treatment options for stage four cancer patients. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Mario Scavello of Monroe County. 2/24/20
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A Lancaster County lawmaker has introduced legislation to address the student loan debt crisis in the Commonwealth.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Ryan Aument. 2/21/20
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An Indiana County lawmaker is urging the governor to apply for federal grants that embrace clean coal technology. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Joe Pittman. 2/20/20
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Legislation providing for the licensing of milk banks in the Commonwealth has been signed into law by the governor. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Lisa Baker of Luzerne County. 2/19/20
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Legislation has been signed into law that will help identify prescription drug abuse in the Commonwealth. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 2/18/20
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The state Senate has adopted a resolution designating Saturday the 15th as International Childhood Cancer Day in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Martin of Lancaster County. 2/14/20
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Legislation to encourage the integration of community services in Pennsylvania schools is now before the state House following Senate passage. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Wayne Langerholc of Cambria County. 2/13/20
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