professional-licensing-reform

Lawmakers focus on election, licensing issues in Pa. Department of State budget hearing

BY: - March 29, 2023

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

BY: - October 3, 2022

'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

BY: - March 1, 2019

(*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 […]