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December 2018

Legislation that would increase transparency in the school board hiring process is set for reintroduction next month. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Stefano of Fayette County. 12/14/18
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Legislation to establish an electronic absentee ballot return for military and overseas voters will be reintroduced in the upcoming legislative session. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Stefano of Fayette County. 12/13/18
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A Constitutional Amendment will be reintroduced next month that would expand the Property Tax Exemption Program for disabled veterans. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County. 12/12/18
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A Lebanon County lawmaker says he plans to reintroduce the “Taxpayer Protection Act” when the General Assembly reconvenes next month. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Mike Folmer. 12/11/18
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Legislation to reform the process of electing the Lieutenant Governor will be reintroduced in the upcoming legislative session. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator David Argall of Schuylkill County. 12/10/18
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A Dauphin County lawmaker is reintroducing legislation intended to prevent unscrupulous public officials from receiving their pensions. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator John DiSanto. 12/7/18
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A Monroe County lawmaker says that property tax reform will continue to be at the top of his legislative agenda when the Pennsylvania Senate reconvenes in January. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Mario Scavello. 12/6/18
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Legislation addressing fentanyl trafficking and sentencing will be reintroduced in the upcoming legislation session. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Mike Regan of Cumberland County. 12/5/18
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Legislation to create first-time homebuyer savings accounts in Pennsylvania will be reintroduced in the upcoming legislative session. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Bob Mensch of Montgomery County. 12/4/18
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Legislation to ensure the equal treatment of air freight companies under tax law is Act 131 of 2018. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Hutchinson of Venango County. 12/3/18
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November 2018

The Pennsylvania General Assembly’s bipartisan Nuclear Energy Caucus has released a report detailing the industry’s contributions to the economy and the environment. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Ryan Aument of Lancaster County. 11/30/18
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The Senate Resolution 6 Commission met this week to vote on its final report. Hanson Quickel has the details from Harrisburg with Senator Randy Vulakovich of Allegheny County. 11/29/18
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Once again this year, successful deer hunters have the opportunity to share their venison with the hungry. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Ryan Aument of Lancaster County. 11/28/18
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Legislation to fund spinal cord disability research in Pennsylvania has been signed into law by the governor. Hanson Quickel reports on the new law sponsored by Senator Mario Scavello of Monroe County. 11/27/18
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The Early Childhood Education Caucus held their final meeting for 2018 at the state Capitol earlier this month. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 11/26/18
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The long-time chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee bid farewell to his legislative colleagues last week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Stewart Greenleaf of Montgomery County. 11/21/18
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The final resolution adopted by the Senate this year designates December 10th as “Wreaths Across America Day” in the Commonwealth. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Hutchinson of Venango County. 11/20/18
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Legislation to keep firearms out of the hands of accused domestic abusers has been signed into law by the governor. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Tom Killion of Delaware County. 11/19/18
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Pennsylvania Senate Republicans have elected their leaders for the 2019-2020 legislative session. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati. 11/16/18
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A press conference was held at the state Capitol (Tuesday) to promote diabetes awareness in the Commonwealth. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 11/15/18
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A little-known trade relationship was recognized recently in the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator John Gordner of Columbia County. 11/14/18
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The Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing Saturday, November 10th as “Marine Corps Day” in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator John Rafferty of Chester County. 11/13/18
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The Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing the week of November 11th as “Nurse Practitioner Week” in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County. 11/12/18
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The Senate Finance Committee has concluded a public hearing in western Pennsylvania on legislation establishing a sales and use tax exemption for equipment purchased by data centers and their tenants. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Hutchinson of Butler County. 11/9/18
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A resolution commemorating the 100th anniversary of the World War I Armistice has been adopted by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Randy Vulakovich of Allegheny County. 11/8/18
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The Senate has adopted a resolution designating November as “National Diabetes Month” in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 11/7/18
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Legislation ensuring EMS reimbursements for service has been signed into law by the governor. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Don White of Indiana County. 11/3/18
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A comprehensive welfare reform measure has been signed into law by the governor. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Mike Regan of Cumberland County. 11/2/18
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Legislation to address Pennsylvania’s backlog of untested rape kits has been signed into law. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Wayne Langerholc of Cambria County. 11/1/18
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