Bruce Beemer unanimously confirmed at Pennsylvania’s new Attorney General

Bruce Beemer unanimously confirmed at Pennsylvania’s new Attorney General

Holding a rare non-budget related August session day, the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously confirmed Bruce Beemer to be Pennsylvania’s new Attorney General Tuesday.

 

With the vote, Beemer becomes the third person to hold the position as the Commonwealth’s top prosecutor in just a matter of weeks, following the resignation of Kathleen Kane and the brief interim tenure of Bruce Castor.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Summer Session: Rep. Stan Saylor (R-York)

Summer Session: Rep. Stan Saylor (R-York)

The PLS Reporter joined Rep. Stan Saylor (R-York) at his district office to find out what he has been doing since the legislature left the Capitol in July. 

Rep. Saylor said his busy days in his district office is his favorite part of his job.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Women in Pennsylvania Government: Jennifer Kocher

Women in Pennsylvania Government: Jennifer Kocher

The PLS Reporter joined Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman's communications director, Jennifer Kocher, Tuesday morning for "Women in Pennsylvania Government." 

Kocher worked as a reporter before making her way to Pennsylvania state government.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Gov. Wolf: “It’s time, it seems to me, to reduce the severity of the crime of holding a small amount of marijuana”

Gov. Wolf: “It’s time, it seems to me, to reduce the severity of the crime of holding a small amount of marijuana”

Coming on the heels of State College recently joining Philadelphia and Pittsburgh in decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana, Gov. Tom Wolf in two different radio appearances Monday said small amounts of marijuana should be decriminalized statewide.

 

“I ran on that back in 2014, calling for the decriminalization of recreational marijuana [and] the legalization of medical marijuana,” he said on an appearance on 1020 AM KDKA radio’s afternoon news program. “I have been consistent in calling for the decriminalization.”

Monday, August 29, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Pennsylvania to get 25 more Centers of Excellence to address opioid crisis

Pennsylvania to get 25 more Centers of Excellence to address opioid crisis

The Wolf administration announced on Monday the implementation of an additional 25 Centers of Excellence (COE) locations throughout the state, which are expected to be up-and-running by January 1. 

COE’s offer treatment for those with opioid-related substance use disorder.

“Adding the 25 new locations brings the total number of COEs to 45,” said DHS Secretary Ted Dallas. “The department’s goal is to provide all Pennsylvanians with treatment that addresses not only their substance use disorder but also the underlying physical and behavioral health issues that often are at the root of their addiction.”
Monday, August 29, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
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