House committee advances veto-fated abortion bill

House committee advances veto-fated abortion bill

The House Health Committee on Monday advanced Senate Bill 3 along a party line vote despite a renewed promise from Gov. Tom Wolf to veto the legislation.

Monday, December 4, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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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
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Committee advances bill to study implementation of cross-state health insurance sales

Committee advances bill to study implementation of cross-state health insurance sales

The House Insurance Committee Monday took a step to advance legislation that would require the Pennsylvania Insurance Department to study how to best implement the legalization of selling health insurance policies across state lines.

Monday, March 13, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Gov. Wolf announces plan to improve rural health care

Gov. Wolf announces plan to improve rural health care

Gov. Tom Wolf and Rep. Matthew Baker (R-Tioga) joined others at a press conference Thursday afternoon to discuss a recently awarded federal grant that will help Pennsylvania improve rural health care.

Friday, January 13, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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House chairmen will only consider narrow, highly regulated medical marijuana bill

House chairmen will only consider narrow, highly regulated medical marijuana bill

Continuing their review of the issue, the House Judiciary Committee and House Health Committee held a joint hearing Wednesday on the concept of legalizing medical marijuana.

During the hearing, the committees heard from a number of law enforcement groups including the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, Fraternal Order of Police, and the Pennsylvania Chief of Police Association.

While all three remained somewhat skeptical of the concept, none of the law enforcement organizations categorically opposed the legalization of medical marijuana under the condition that the system used to implement and regulate the use of medical marijuana is strict.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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