Wolf signs bill that creates a Pennsylvania based healthcare insurance exchange

Wolf signs bill that creates a Pennsylvania based healthcare insurance exchange

Governor Tom Wolf held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to sign House Bill 3, which will create a health insurance exchange for Affordable Care Act individual market plans that is run by the state and not the federal government. 

By having a market place that is controlled by the state it will allow Pennsylvania residents to find the most cost-effective plans in the state that will provide what they and their families need. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Gov. Wolf signs PA Farm Bill

Gov. Wolf signs PA Farm Bill

Gov. Tom Wolf joined legislators, advocates and students to sign the Pennsylvania Farm Bill. 

This bill will give $23.1 million to the agriculture industry  to help develop more resources for agriculture business development and succession planning, increase opportunities for the agriculture workforce, remove regulatory burdens, make more processing capabilities, increase market opportunities, and protect agriculture infrastructure. 

 

Monday, July 1, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Hughes & Comitta push for more commonsense gun laws in remembrance of Bianca Roberson

Hughes & Comitta push for more commonsense gun laws in remembrance of Bianca Roberson

Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) and Rep. Carolyn Comitta (D-Chester) hosted a press conference Friday morning to discuss bringing commonsense gun laws to Pennsylvania to ensure gun owners are aware of the safety measures. 

The legislators were remembering Bianca Roberson, a teenage girl who was shot two years ago in a road rage incident. 

Friday, June 28, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

The budget deadline of June 30th has been inching closer this week, and as of Friday morning the budget and all of its code bills have passed both chambers are headed to the Governor's desk. 

Also this week chaos broke out on the Senate floor over the General Assistance bill causing the Senate Democrats to leave the floor. 

And lastly, legislators did a toast to 13 agricultural and farm related bills passing and being sent out for a signature from Governor Tom Wolf. 

Friday, June 28, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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ACLU announces lawsuit against PA State Police over discriminatory traffic stops

ACLU announces lawsuit against PA State Police over discriminatory traffic stops

After 10 motorists were allegedly targeted by Pennsylvania State Police for vehicle stops due to being Latinx, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Pennsylvania announced that they filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the State Police and the seven troopers involved.

According to ACLU, the police stopped the vehicles and unlawfully detained the motorist and their families while they investigated their immigration status.

Thursday, June 27, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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