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July 2020

A measure that creates a job-creating energy tax credit program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator John Yudichak of Luzerne County. 7/15/20
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Legislation intended to protect the future finances of agricultural fairs impacted by COVID-19 has passed the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Michele Brooks of Mercer County. 7/14/20
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The Pennsylvania Senate has approved legislation to restructure and improve the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Hutchinson of Venango County. 7/10/20
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The Pennsylvania Senate has passed legislation that establishes rules for the deployment of personal delivery devices. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Ryan Aument of Lancaster County. 7/09/20
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A package of reforms to protect the future of the State System of Higher Education has been signed into law by the governor. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Martin of Lancaster County. 7/08/20
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Governor Wolf has signed legislation to better protect healthcare professionals in the workplace. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 7/07/20
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Legislation providing municipalities with a new tool to transform blighted properties is headed to the governor for his signature.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Judy Ward of Blair County. 7/03/20
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Community-based health centers could better meet the needs of patients in underserved areas under a bill approved by the Pennsylvania Senate this week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Judy Ward of Blair County. 7/02/20
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A bill to protect children in state-regulated daycare facilities is now before the governor for his signature.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Dan Laughlin of Erie County. 7/01/20
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June 2020

A measure to protect health care workers is now before the governor for his signature. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 6/30/20
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Veterans, reservists and members of the National Guard who own their own business could have a valuable new marketing tool under a bill approved by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County. 6/29/20
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Legislation that would make the training of firefighters more convenient and accessible has passed the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Michele Brooks of Mercer County. 6/26/20
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The Pennsylvania Senate has approved legislation to commemorate veterans of the Persian Gulf War and the Global War on Terrorism. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 6/25/20
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The Senate Communications and Technology Committee has approved 3 bills that would improve access to high-speed internet in the Commonwealth. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Wayne Langerholc of Cambria County. 6/24/20
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Legislation to establish a mental wellness and stress management program for first responders is now before the Pennsylvania Senate for consideration. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Mike Regan of Cumberland County. 6/23/20
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The Senate Law and Justice Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee held joint public hearings at the state Capitol on ensuring accountability and equality in law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Lisa Baker of Luzerne County. 6/22/20
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The Senate Majority Policy Committee reviewed the impact of Governor Wolf’s extended COVID-19 closure orders at an informational workshop this week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Gene Yaw of Lycoming County. 6/19/20
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The Senate Education Committee has approved legislation that would establish a 9/11 moment of silence in Pennsylvania schools.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Doug Mastriano of Franklin County. 6/18/20
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A bill to extend emergency relief to local taxpayers has been approved by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Martin of Lancaster County. 6/17/20
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The Pennsylvania Turnpike’s sudden dismissal of hundreds of employees was the topic of a public hearing at the state Capitol (Monday). Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kim Ward of Westmoreland County. 6/16/20
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A package of regulatory relief bills are now before the Pennsylvania Senate for consideration. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 6/15/20
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The Pennsylvania Senate has approved a Constitutional Amendment to limit the length of future disaster declarations. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kim Ward of Westmoreland County. 6/12/20
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The Pennsylvania Senate has approved a measure intended to end Governor Wolf’s business shutdown order. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Judy Ward of Blair County. 6/11/20
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The Pennsylvania Senate has approved a bill to increase pensions for the Blind Veterans Pension Program and the Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans Pension Program. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Judy Ward of Blair County. 6/10/20
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Legislation that would streamline the process for veterans seeking a driver’s license designation received a unanimous vote in the Senate this week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Doug Mastriano of Franklin County. 6/9/20
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A 25.8 billion dollar interim budget for Fiscal Year 2020/2021 is on its way to the governor for his signature. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati. 6/1/20
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