Did You Get The Memo? State police funding, vaccine policy and online wine

Did You Get The Memo? State police funding, vaccine policy and online wine

Amid all the floor debates, press conferences and committee hearings, the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s newest co-sponsorship memos can get lost in the shuffle. That’s why The PLS Reporter rounds up some of the most noteworthy co-sponsorship memos each week, so you can stay informed of what’s going on in the Capitol.

In this week’s feature are memos for proposals that would reduce transfers from the Motor License Fund to the Pennsylvania State Police, require schools to disclose how many students haven’t been vaccinated and allow customers to order wine online. 
Friday, August 2, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Briggs bill to ban foam takeout containers

Briggs bill to ban foam takeout containers

Rep. Tim Briggs (D-Montgomery) spoke with The PLS Reporter about his legislation, House Bill 627, which would prohibit food places from using foam takeout containers. 
Monday, April 22, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Organizations want legislative fixes to recycling collection in Pennsylvania

Organizations want legislative fixes to recycling collection in Pennsylvania

Recycling in Pennsylvania may not be dead, but industry professionals see a broken system that could be aided by state lawmakers in Harrisburg. 
 
Panelists representing the National Waste & Recycling Association, Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center, recycling company Agilyx and the Consumer Technology Association appeared before the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Wednesday to brief lawmakers on the state of recycling in Pennsylvania and urge legislators to fix the system and make it more convenient for Pennsylvania residents.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
“Slow Down to Get Around” law takes effect this week

“Slow Down to Get Around” law takes effect this week

Signs displaying “I’m a dad” and “I’m a mom” were held by employees of Pennsylvania waste and recycling collection companies at a state Capitol news conference as reminders of the importance of their safety and the dangers they face while on the job along the state’s busy streets and highways.

The news conference was held to remind motorists of a new law that takes effect this week to better protect waste hauling workers while on the job.

Monday, December 17, 2018/Author: Stephany Dugan
Categories: News and Views
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