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Any Suggestions for Your State Legislators? League Event Set for Tonight

Got a message for Harrisburg?  How’s that budget comin’ along is probably the most glaring – if obvious – of questions you could ask, but few seem to be in the know on that one.  And that might well include the governor himself.  At this point, going on...
Posted On Jan 21 2016
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Haywood Pushes Handgun Licensing Bill

At a news conference at the Lonnie Young Recreation Center in Germantown, state Sen. Art Haywood (PA-4) announced today the introduction of handgun licensing legislation in PA.  In promoting the bill, SB 1029, he was joined by advocacy groups, clergy and family members of gun...
Posted On Dec 14 2015
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Possible Referendum Requirement for All School Tax Increases Gets Hammered by PA Public School Advocates

With state budget negotiations between Democratic Gov. Wolf and the Republican legislative leadership finally appearing to be on a fast track, a measure that may or may not be in the final deal has school boards and many education advocates on red alert. Even with early reports...
Posted On Nov 11 2015
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Montco Human Service Providers Feeling Pain of State Budget Stalemate

As the pain of the state budget impasse continues to spread, Montgomery County announced yesterday it was no longer in a position to fund human service providers without the pipeline of regular state funding restored. The county has fronted about $32 million in costs for which it...
Posted On Nov 06 2015
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Haywood Appointed to Senate Panel Exploring Kane’s Capacity to Serve

First term Sen. Art Haywood (PA-4) was named a member of a special panel with a mission to investigate how the attorney general’s suspended law license affects her ability to do her job. He was selected for a bipartisan Senate special committee that will examine the capacity for...
Posted On Oct 26 2015
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Haywood Asks: Why ‘Go Home’ Now?

It’s day 115 in the state budget impasse and the Senate Republican leadership is planning another break.  This one is a two-week recess between Oct. 29 and Nov. 16.  Democratic state Sen. Art Haywood (PA-4) wants to know why. At a news conference in Germantown today Haywood...
Posted On Oct 23 2015
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McCarter Reports Back on State Budget Stalemate

About 30 people chose to miss parts of two MLB playoff games and risk being late for the first Democratic presidential debate in order to attend state Rep. Steve McCarter’s town hall meeting at Glenside Hall Tuesday evening. The primary purpose of the meeting was to provide an...
Posted On Oct 14 2015
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Flood Buyout Demolitions Move Forward on Bickley Road, but Not Without a Regulatory Dustup

In late August and early September of 2011 Hurricane Irene and then storm Lee lashed the region with heavy rain and swirling winds.   Sections of Cheltenham Township suffered serious flooding.   A series of meetings and hearings at Curtis Hall attended by federal and state...
Posted On Oct 13 2015
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Wolf Asks for Bipartisanship on the Basis of Budget Math

Could the deep budget freeze in Harrisburg be finally starting to defrost?  Hard to say, but there is some noteworthy budget-related legislative activity on tap this week when Gov. Tom Wolf’s broad-based tax package is slated for a vote in the House. Calling the...
Posted On Oct 05 2015
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Climate Report on PA Shows More Threats to Health, Water and Air Quality

According to a new report from Penn State University, dangerously high summer temperatures, more severe storms, an increased threat of some diseases carried by insects and drastic changes to agriculture and water quality are becoming facts of life for state residents. “The...
Posted On Aug 27 2015
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