Republican lawmakers introduce regulatory reform report, bill package

Republican lawmakers introduce regulatory reform report, bill package

A group of more than two dozen legislators, business organizations, academics, and advocacy organizations stood together Tuesday in the state Capitol’s Media Center to unveil a report on Pennsylvania’s regulatory reform issues and a package of bills they hope will restructure the state’s regulatory environment in an effort to spur economic development and job creation.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Drunk drivers may face higher fees beginning January 11th

Drunk drivers may face higher fees beginning January 11th

Sen. John Rafferty (R-Chester) has sponsored a handful of bills to get drunk drivers off the road. Starting today, January 11th, drivers are still able to refuse a blood-alcohol test when pulled over by police, but if they are convicted and lose their license they will have to pay a high restoration fee to get it back, costing them up to two thousand dollars.

Thursday, January 11, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Gov. Wolf issues statewide disaster declaration for the opioid crisis

Gov. Wolf issues statewide disaster declaration for the opioid crisis

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Wednesday he is issuing a statewide disaster declaration for the opioid crisis.

 

The declaration puts into action a 90 day state constitutionally-limited period where additional state resources can be coordinated and regulations waived en masse in order to jump start an offense against the heroin and opioid epidemic.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
DePasquale outlines new audit plans for 2018 in hopes of improving Pennsylvania government

DePasquale outlines new audit plans for 2018 in hopes of improving Pennsylvania government

On Monday morning, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale held a press conference where he discussed his audit initiatives and special reports for 2018.

Monday, January 8, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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CAPITOL CROWD: Ryan Boop, Chief of Staff for Sen. John Rafferty (R-Montgomery)

CAPITOL CROWD: Ryan Boop, Chief of Staff for Sen. John Rafferty (R-Montgomery)

The PLS Reporter sat down with Ryan Boop, the Chief of Staff for Sen. John Rafferty (R-Montgomery) to find out what his job entails, how he got to where he is, and what he likes to do in his spare time.

Friday, January 5, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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