PA receives an "F" when it comes to lead in schools, prompting legislators to make a change

PA receives an "F" when it comes to lead in schools, prompting legislators to make a change

Sen. Arthur Haywood (D-Montgomery) joined Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) and Rep. Donna Bullock (D-Philadelphia) at a press conference to express their concerns over lead levels in Pennsylvania schools.

Haywood stated that there are at least 12 cities and towns across the commonwealth that tested for high levels of lead. Pennsylvania as a whole received the grade "F" when it comes to lead in water by a group called Get the Lead Out.

In response, the legislature made two changes in the school code as part of budget negotiations. Now, all schools must test for lead or have a public hearing on the issue of lead in their facilities.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Legislators push for health insurers to be required to cover pre-existing conditions

Legislators push for health insurers to be required to cover pre-existing conditions

Rep. Peter Schweyer (D-Lehigh) and Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) today discussed their legislation that would prevent health insurers from denying coverage to people based on pre-existing conditions.

Schweyer has introduced House Bill 2552 while Hughes has introduced Senate Bill 958 in their respective chambers.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Members speak on the passing of Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich

Members speak on the passing of Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich

Members of the House of Representatives spoke to The PLS Reporter following the death this morning of their colleague, Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich (D-Lackawanna).
Tuesday, October 16, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Scarnati: “The only oath that we take around here is to uphold the constitution"

Scarnati: “The only oath that we take around here is to uphold the constitution"

After Rep. Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) came forward on Friday with a proposal from the Senate that didn’t include the civil window, questions arose about whether or not Senate Bill 261 would pass this session.

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) on Tuesday afternoon stated that, “It’s been my goal all along to get a product out of here and over to the House before we leave on Wednesday.”

Tuesday, October 16, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Members comment on the passing of Rep. Mike O'Brien

Members comment on the passing of Rep. Mike O'Brien

Members of the House of Representatives spoke to The PLS Reporter about the death of theicolleague Rep. Mike O'Brien (D-Philadelphia) . 

O'Brien died at age 64 from a heart attack and was a member of the House of Representatives for the last 12 years.
Monday, October 15, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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