Senate Republicans push for passage of a package of bills to help combat opioid addiction

Senate Republicans push for passage of a package of bills to help combat opioid addiction

Senate Republicans joined in the East Wing Rotunda to push for the passage of a package of legislation that would help combat opioid addiction across the state. 

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming) noted that last year over 4,000 people in Pennsylvania died from a drug overdose.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Sec. Miller highlights need for a minimum wage increase

Sec. Miller highlights need for a minimum wage increase

Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller joined legislators and advocates to call for a raise to the minimum wage to help end the cycle of poverty. 

Pennsylvania has the lowest possible minimum wage under federal law, at $7.25 an hour, but in Governor Tom Wolf's 2019-2020 budget proposal it would be increased to $12 an hour and eventually $15. 

Monday, June 17, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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A Big League Chew of their own

A Big League Chew of their own

Big League Chew took over legislators' desks before they hit the floor for Monday session, inviting them to the 4th annual Capitol All-Stars softball game.

The Youse led by team Captains Senate President Pro Tempore Sen. Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) and House Democratic Leader Rep. Frank Dermody (D-Allegheny) will face the Yinz led by Captains Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) once again for a baseball game to strike out hunger in Pennsylvania and raise money for Pennsylvania Food Banks.

Monday, June 17, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Wolf signs sixth opioid disaster deceleration renewal

Wolf signs sixth opioid disaster deceleration renewal

On Friday afternoon, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that he is signing the sixth renewal of his opioid disaster declaration.

The declaration was put into place in 2018 to focus on recovery, treatment and prevention of opioid overdoses. 

Friday, June 14, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

From discussions about raising minimum wage to new legislation mirroring Gov. Tom Wolf's Restore PA plan to a new report being released with information about Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) and sexual assault claims. 

Thursday, June 13, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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