New legislation debuted to change how opioids are prescribed

New legislation debuted to change how opioids are prescribed

Sen. Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster) recently introduced a bill that he hopes could help with the current opioid crisis by changing the way opioids are prescribed.
Thursday, April 5, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Three years on, Pittsburgh Council hears complaints on landlord registry at public hearing

Three years on, Pittsburgh Council hears complaints on landlord registry at public hearing

Pittsburgh City Council held a public hearing on a long talked about policy that requires landlords to register their property Wednesday.

Despite passing in 2015, the ordinance has not yet been enacted because of a legal challenge from a group of local landlords.

Thursday, April 5, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Wolf extends opioid disaster declaration while Costa presents new public health authority

Wolf extends opioid disaster declaration while Costa presents new public health authority

Citing a baker’s dozen of policy initiatives aimed at curbing the opioid epidemic, Governor Tom Wolf signed an extension of the state’s disaster declaration Wednesday. 

The governor was joined by Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny), who presented a bill to create a new public health emergency declaration separate from the governor’s constitutional right to declare a disaster. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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House committee renews push for local police radar law

House committee renews push for local police radar law

Get pulled over by a local police officer in Pennsylvania and you can be sure of at least one thing – you weren’t caught speeding by a radar gun.

That’s because in the Commonwealth, radar timing devices can be only used by the state police. Pennsylvania is the only state that prohibits municipal police from using radar, and Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland) is the latest in a long succession of lawmakers who want that to change.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
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Sec. Miller joins advocates to announce Child Abuse Prevention Month in Pennsylvania

Sec. Miller joins advocates to announce Child Abuse Prevention Month in Pennsylvania

On Wednesday morning Secretary of the Department of Human Services Teresa Miller, joined members of the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance and other advocates to work towards a safer environment for children. 

Sec. Miller also presented a proclamation from Gov. Tom Wolf that designates April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Pennsylvania.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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