A brief history of recent work on agency consolidations

A brief history of recent work on agency consolidations

As the House continues to mull over a suitable revenue package to cover the approved spending plan, two key components of Gov. Wolf’s budget proposal face a similarly tenuous road: the creation of a consolidated Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Department of Criminal Justice (DCJ). 

Thursday, August 24, 2017/Author: Andreas Dienner
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Sen. Yaw's new bill would block the merger of DDAP and DHHS

VIDEO: Sen. Yaw's new bill would block the merger of DDAP and DHHS

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming) joined The PLS Reporter to talk about his bill, Senate Bill 828, which would block the consolidation of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs into the proposed Department of Health and Human Services. Find out why he is against this merger and what he feels should happen. 
Monday, July 17, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Pennsylvania natural gas industry hindered by regulatory processes

Pennsylvania natural gas industry hindered by regulatory processes

The Senate Majority Policy Committee and Senate Environmental Resource and Energy Committee held a joint hearing Wednesday morning on Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry, where they heard from industry insiders on the difficulties they face in dealing with Pennsylvania’s regulatory environment.

Pennsylvania has grown to be the second in natural gas production behind Texas, according Policy Committee Chairman Sen. David Argall (R-Berks). 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
Categories: News and Views
Senate committee loads natural gas minimum royalty bills

Senate committee loads natural gas minimum royalty bills

For the third session in a row, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming) has introduced a bill to give natural gas royalty owners additional tools to ensure they get paid the royalty payment owed to them and to further ensure that the payment occurs within a timely fashion.

 

Tuesday, that bill passed the committee he chairs—the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee—by a unanimous vote.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Sen. Yaw answers questions regarding opioid issue

Sen. Yaw answers questions regarding opioid issue

Sen. Yaw (R-Lycoming) took time Wednesday to sit down and answer questions about the opioid and heroin issues in Pennsylvania, and how he hopes to help make a change by educating doctors and med students. 

Sen. Yaw's plan involves making how a doctor or medical student safely prescribes opioids to patients part of the medical school curriculum. He realized that doctors he had talked to had very little education on pain management and prescription dispensing. 

For the past two years Sen. Yaw had been working on bringing awareness to Pennsylvania about the opioid/heroin problem, and today he says they have accomplished that, but there is still a lot to be done.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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