Three Wolf administration acting secretaries recommended in committee for Senate floor vote

Three Wolf administration acting secretaries recommended in committee for Senate floor vote

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee unanimously advanced three acting secretary nominations Monday.

Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Acting Secretary Jennifer Smith, Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Teresa Miller, and Department of Health Acting Secretary and Physician General Rachel Levine all were sent to the Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee with the committee’s favorable recommendation.

Monday, March 19, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Senators plan to introduce bill to limit Pennsylvania's regulations

Senators plan to introduce bill to limit Pennsylvania's regulations

Senators Scott Wagner (R-York), John DiSanto (R-Dauphin) and Michele Brooks (R-Mercer) will soon introduce a bill to limit regulations in Pennsylvania, known as the “Red Tape Reduction Act.”

Friday, February 2, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Following budget’s completion, lawmakers look to solidify coming legislative agenda

Following budget’s completion, lawmakers look to solidify coming legislative agenda

With the governor signing most of the budget-related bills Monday, lawmakers in the General Assembly are turning their attention to solidifying their coming agenda for what they would like to see get done between now and the coming budget in the spring/summer of 2018.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Legislature's push to narrow abortion laws continues to draw debate, veto threat

VIDEO: Legislature's push to narrow abortion laws continues to draw debate, veto threat

Senate Bill 3--legislation awaiting House action that would restrict current abortion laws--has been highly debated since it came up. Take a look at the video to see the different sides of the issue.

Friday, June 2, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Veto-doomed controversial abortion measure advances from Senate committee

Veto-doomed controversial abortion measure advances from Senate committee

Amid controversy and contention, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a bill along party-lines Monday that would limit abortions to occur only after the fetus has aged 20 weeks and banning dismemberment and extraction abortions.

 

Senate Bill 3, introduced by Sen. Michele Brooks (R-Mercer), was panned during the meeting by opponents as being fast-tracked without a hearing to include medical and stakeholder support.

Monday, February 6, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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