PA House poised to declare pornography a public health crisis

PA House poised to declare pornography a public health crisis

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives took a step Monday toward declaring pornography a public health crisis.

 

That step came when the House Health Committee approved by a 19-5 vote a resolution sponsored by Committee Majority Chairman Matt Baker (R-Tioga) that condemns the free, widespread availability of pornography as a public health crisis.

Monday, November 20, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
DePasquale releases report on DNC Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee grant

DePasquale releases report on DNC Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee grant

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released a report Monday of a review of the Democratic National Convention Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee's financial records. 

He found of the $10 million state grant that, because the grant agreement did not contain a claw-back provision, the committee was not required to pay back that money.

Monday, November 20, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Rep. Phillips-Hill's bill would help prevent credit/debit card skimming

Rep. Phillips-Hill's bill would help prevent credit/debit card skimming

Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) held a press conference Monday afternoon to discuss House Bill 1918, which would update Pennsylvania law to help eliminate fraudulent credit and debit card devices.

Monday, November 20, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Corrections Secretary John Wetzel speaks at Press Club Luncheon

Corrections Secretary John Wetzel speaks at Press Club Luncheon

Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel was the featured speaker at the November Pennsylvania Press Club luncheon held Monday afternoon where he spoke on topics related to the need to incorporate more data in criminal justice policymaking, the Justice Reinvestment Initiative, and the opioid crisis.

Monday, November 20, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
PWSA signs agreement with state DEP to restart lead line replacements

PWSA signs agreement with state DEP to restart lead line replacements

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority reached an agreement with the Department of Environmental Protection to restart the replacement of lead pipes that bring water into people’s homes. 

PWSA halted its line replacement program in June because of the health risks associated with the partial line replacements. The authority also claimed it did not have the ability to replace lead pipes on private citizen’s property. 

Friday, November 17, 2017/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
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