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March 2017

A Cambria County lawmaker underscored the importance of sheltered workshops for individuals with disabilities at an enthusiastic rally in the state Capitol (Monday). Hanson Quickel has the details with Senator Wayne Langerholc. 03/14/17
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The Wolf Administration’s plan to merge the departments of Human Services, Health, Aging and Drug and Alcohol was debated frequently during the recent Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearings. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Lisa Baker of Luzerne County. 03/13/17
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Helping smaller communities with economic development issues was an issue raised at a recent Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator David Argall of Schuylkill County. 03/10/17
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The Department of Health’s 19-member task force on prostate cancer and related conditions released its findings at a state Capitol news conference this week. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Bob Mensch of Montgomery County. 03/09/17
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Two state lawmakers have introduced public sector collective bargain transparency bills. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Ryan Aument of Lancaster County. 03/08/17
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The governor’s lack of support for two economic development programs was discussed at a Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing this week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator David Argall of Schuylkill County. 03/07/17
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A state law regarding vehicle lighting requirements is acting as a deterrent for volunteer fire personnel in the Commonwealth. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Gene Yaw of Lycoming County. 03/06/17
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Expanding Pennsylvania’s ATV trails was discussed at a Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing this week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Gene Yaw of Lycoming County. 03/03/17
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A report requested by Senator David Argall of Schuylkill County shows the state could save considerable tax dollars on its overtime spending within the Department of Corrections. Hanson Quickel spoke with Senator Argall at the state Capitol. 03/02/17
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Legislation to protect domestic violence victims has been introduced in Harrisburg. Hanson Quickel has the details with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County. 03/01/17
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February 2017

The shortcomings of the PA Preferred program were addressed at a Senate Appropriations budget hearing (Monday). Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 02/28/17
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Pennsylvania’s pension obligation was highlighted at a recent Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing with the State System of Higher Education. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Wagner of York County. 02/27/17
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Legislation to boost the number of welfare investigators within the Office of Inspector General has been introduced by a group of Senate Republican lawmakers. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator David Argall of Schuylkill County. 02/24/17
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A Washington County lawmaker has introduced legislation to modernize opioid addiction treatment in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Camera Bartolotta. 02/23/17
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Three weeks of Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearings are underway at the state Capitol. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 02/22/17
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A bill to expand practice authority for nurses has been introduced at the state Capitol. Hanson Quickel has the details with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County. 02/21/17
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The Pennsylvania Senate has adopted a resolution honoring its future farmers. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Elder Vogel of Beaver County. 02/17/17
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Legislation to help combat the opioid addiction crisis has been unveiled at a state Capitol news conference. Hanson Quickel has the details from Senator Rich Alloway of Adams County. 02/16/17
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The Pennsylvania Senate has adopted resolutions honoring the military and the USO. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Randy Vulakovich of Allegheny County. 02/15/17
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Legislation to fund spinal cord disability research has been introduced in Harrisburg. Hanson Quickel has the details with Senator Mario Scavello of Monroe County. 02/14/17
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The Pennsylvania Senate has approved legislation to prevent municipalities from obstructing federal efforts to deport illegal immigrants who pose a danger to communities. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Guy Reschenthaler of Allegheny County. 02/13/17
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The United Way of Pennsylvania and a group of state lawmakers celebrated Pennsylvania 2-1-1 Day at the state Capitol (Thursday). Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 02/10/17
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Paycheck protection legislation has passed the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator John Eichelberger of Blair County. 02/09/17
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Senate Republican leaders are raising concerns about cost drivers following the governor’s budget address.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 02/08/17
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Governor Wolf unveils his 2017/2018 budget proposal today (Tuesday).   Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman of Centre County. 02/07/17
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Issues of importance to Pennsylvania veterans will be addressed at a public hearing in the state Capitol this week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Randy Vulakovich of Allegheny County. 02/06/17
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The Senate has approved a measure to review Pennsylvania’s progress in providing essential support to its volunteer fire departments and EMS organizations. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Randy Vulakovich of Allegheny County. 02/03/17
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The Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing Friday, February 3rd, as “National Wear Red Day” in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Lisa Baker of Luzerne County. 02/02/17
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State Senator Don White of Indiana County says he will reintroduce legislation calling for a thorough review of prescription drug pricing in Pennsylvania. Hanson Quickel has the details from the state Capitol. 02/01/17
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