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Pa. families can’t wait any longer for relief from surprise medical bills | Opinion

BY: - November 21, 2019

Tell your lawmakers to support a bipartisan compromise now awaiting a vote in the Pa. House of Representatives.

Here’s how Pa. lawmakers are waging a multifront war against PFAS contamination

BY: - November 21, 2019

Used in tape, nonstick pans, microwave popcorn bags and other everyday products, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are linked to cancer, decreased fertility, developmental delays and other health problems. 

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Pa. needs to expand access to this life-saving drug that fights opioid abuse — not restrict it | Opinion

BY: - November 21, 2019

Access to buprenorphine is already limited in Pennsylvania because of existing restrictions set in place by the nation and the state. 

Hahnemann sale expected to trigger more oversight for hospital closures

BY: - November 21, 2019

The legislation has the support of 11 council members and the Kenney administration, a strong indication that the bill will pass before the end of the year.

Senate passes long-sought lawsuit reforms for clergy sexual abuse victims

BY: - November 20, 2019

Survivors and their advocates hailed the action by the Pennsylvania state Senate as a partial victory Wednesday night, though they lamented the fact that it may be years before they can take advantage of a provision allowing them to bring decades-old cases to court.

A $9.50 minimum wage by 2022? The Pa. Senate just passed it. Now it’s up to the House.

BY: - November 20, 2019

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Christine Tartaglione, D-Philadelphia, passed 42-7. Every Democrat and the majority of Republicans supported the bill.

Setting up a Wolf veto, Pa. Senate passes Down syndrome abortion ban

BY: - November 20, 2019

Setting it on a course for a guaranteed gubernatorial veto, and adding further tinder to the culture wars,  Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Senate gave final approval Wednesday to a measure banning abortion based on a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. The 27-22 vote came after a deeply partisan debate that saw the chamber’s Democrats denounce the previously […]

Universal lead testing touches ideological nerve in Pa. House panel debate

BY: - November 20, 2019

The House Children and Youth Committee voted 17-6 to advance the bill, amid concerns from some of the panel’s Republicans about the proper role of government. 

Veteran DelCo lawmaker Barrar to retire at the end of his term

BY: - November 20, 2019

State Rep. Steve Barrar, R-Delaware, cited health issues and a desire to spend more time with his family as the reason for his retirement

‘This is not about charity. This is about investing in our children’: Pa. House, Senate resolutions aim to raise awareness of childhood homelessness

BY: - November 20, 2019

Nearly 37,000 Pa. children experience homelessness, creating all kinds of challenges as they try to pursue their education.

As senior Senate GOP aide Crompton looks to a future on state court, critics have questions

BY: - November 20, 2019

Drew Crompton says he's ready for a clean break from the Senate.

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Pa.’s Toomey, W.Va.’s Manchin want to restart background checks talks with Trump. They’ll be waiting a while | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 20, 2019

Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Anyone else notice how President Donald Trump has left no stone unturned in his quest to pass a federal ‘Red Flag’ law, expanded background checks and all the gun control measures he said he’d adopt after last summer’s rash of mass shootings? Yeah, us neither. Surprising exactly no one, the Zero Attention Span […]