Lawmakers focus on election, licensing issues in Pa. Department of State budget hearing
Questions about Pennsylvania’s election readiness and slow constituent services dominated a state House Appropriations Committee hearing on Wednesday as lawmakers examined the Department of State’s $35 million budget request. Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Al Schmidt told lawmakers that the department is in the process of modernizing its online election administration infrastructure and developing new […]
Licensing bill would broaden access to behavioral analysis treatment, advocates say
'Why aren’t we opening up as many venues as possible? We have so many problems with behavioral health,' state Rep. Thomas Mehaffie, R-Dauphin, said.
It’s not just Republicans talking about cutting regulations in Harrisburg
(*This story was updated to reflect that the bill language while modeled after Virginia, does not have a set percentage of regulations to cut yet. It was also updated with comment from the the Department of State.) Two freshmen lawmakers are proposing a bill, modeled of one recently passed in Virginia, to slash state regulations […]