Radio Features

October 2018

Legislation to help increase organ and tissue donation in the Commonwealth is now before the governor for his signature. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Stewart Greenleaf of Montgomery County. 10/16/18
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Legislation to strengthen Pennsylvania’s anti-hazing law is in place for a final Senate floor vote in the week ahead. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman. 10/15/18
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Legislation intended to provide a stable source of funding for Pennsylvania’s struggling rural hospitals has been approved by the state Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Lisa Baker of Luzerne County. 10/12/18
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The Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing October 13th as “Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day” in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Bob Mensch of Montgomery County. 10/11/18
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An Indiana County lawmaker helped to kick off a new public education program to inform grandparents of their expanded custodial rights. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Don White. 10/10/18
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Legislation to ease the path to in-home care for Pennsylvania’s senior population has passed the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Michele Brooks of Mercer County. 10/9/18
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A bill signing ceremony took place in the Governor’s office this week for legislation that improves elevator safety in the Commonwealth. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Lisa Baker of Luzerne County. 10/5/18
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Landmark domestic violence legislation is now before the governor for his signature. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Tom Killion of Delaware County. 10/4/18
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Legislation to increase safety in active highway work zones is headed to the governor for his signature. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator John Rafferty of Montgomery County. 10/3/18
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Legislation creating First-Time Homebuyers Savings Accounts has been approved by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Bob Mensch of Montgomery County. 10/2/18
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The Pennsylvania Senate has passed legislation that adds CPR instruction to the state curriculum for high school students. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Tom Killion of Delaware County. 10/1/18
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September 2018

The Pennsylvania Senate passed a student protection measure this week that focuses on mental health. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Guy Reschenthaler of Allegheny County. 9/28/18
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Recovery Advocacy Day was recognized with a rally at the state Capitol (Tuesday). Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County. 9/27/18
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The Senate has adopted a resolution designating the week of September 24th as “Pennsylvania Clean Energy Week.” Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 9/26/18
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The Senate Judiciary Committee held a public hearing at the state Capitol (Monday) on civil proceedings in the courts of common pleas. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Stewart Greenleaf of Montgomery County. 9/25/18
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A number of public hearings from the state Capitol will be streaming live on Facebook in the week ahead. Hanson Quickel has the details from Harrisburg. (For airing Monday morning) 9/24/18
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Pennsylvania’s volunteer fire and emergency services could get a shot in the arm from a report released at the state Capitol this week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Randy Vulakovich of Allegheny County. 9/21/18
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A new state program will offer grants totaling 5 million dollars to support Pennsylvania’s struggling dairy industry. Hanson Quickel has the details from the state Capitol. 9/20/18
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Legislation that would establish the Landslide Insurance and Assistance Program within the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency was discussed at a public hearing in Pittsburgh (Tuesday). Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Randy Vulakovich of Allegheny County. 9/19/18
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A bill that would provide for the regulation of telemedicine in the Commonwealth was the topic of a public hearing at the state Capitol last week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Elder Vogel of Beaver County. 9/18/18
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Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman took part in a school safety roundtable discussion in Phillipsburg late last week. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol. 9/17/18
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The Senate Majority Policy Committee is in Lititz on Monday for a roundtable discussion on school safety. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Martin of Lancaster County. 9/14/18
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The Senate Majority Policy Committee was in Lehigh County (Wednesday) for a roundtable discussion on school safety. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator David Argall of Schuylkill County. 9/13/18
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State lawmakers are encouraging local schools to apply now for school safety grant program funding. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator John Rafferty of Montgomery County. 9/12/18
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A Delaware County lawmaker is calling on the House to pass an important domestic violence bill before the current legislative session concludes. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Tom McGarrigle. 9/11/18
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The Senate Majority Policy Committee continues a series of roundtable discussions on school safety this week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator John Rafferty of Montgomery County. 9/10/18
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