Legislators, farm advocates urge expansion of broadband services

Legislators, farm advocates urge expansion of broadband services

There are roughly 800,000 Pennsylvanians, living in mostly rural parts of the state, who cannot access reliable high-speed internet. According to Centre County farmer Bethany Corson, the problem goes far beyond an inability to watch Netflix.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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DeLuca highlights "good government" bills and pushes Metcalfe for committee votes

DeLuca highlights "good government" bills and pushes Metcalfe for committee votes

Rep. Tony DeLuca (D-Allegheny) called a press conference to highlight bills he believes will make Pennsylvania government work better. The bills are aimed at increasing political transparency and expanding voter rights.

Rep. DeLuca said the bills have been sitting in the House State Government Committee for over a year and called on Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) to to bring them up for a vote.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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House remains torn on what to do to combat gun violence

House remains torn on what to do to combat gun violence

House members discussed potential legislation that limits access to guns and there was no consensus during the fifth gun policy public hearing Tuesday. 

House Bill 1400, the background check bill and House Bill 194, legislation that would ban assault weapons, got the most criticism from Rep. Rick Saccone (R- Allegheny) and Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks). 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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Subsidies for nuclear plants not politically viable, according to General Assembly’s nuclear caucus chair

Subsidies for nuclear plants not politically viable, according to General Assembly’s nuclear caucus chair

A bipartisan group of legislators from both chambers listened to nuclear energy executives give dire warnings on their industry Tuesday morning, although hard action addressing the matter seems far off.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Abortion bill, high school civics test pass House in afternoon votes

Abortion bill, high school civics test pass House in afternoon votes

The House passed one bill that drew fiery opposition and another that won nearly the entire chamber's support during session Monday.

The former, a bill to ban abortion on the basis of a Down syndrome diagnosis, touched on a partisan wedge issue. The latter, having high school students take a civics test at some point before graduation, was a far easier sell.

Monday, April 16, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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