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With the June budget deadline looming closer, both chambers were in session this week pushing through a handful of legislation. 

Thursday, June 20, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Wolf signs Helm's bill designating June 19th as "Juneteenth National Freedom Day"

Wolf signs Helm's bill designating June 19th as "Juneteenth National Freedom Day"

Governor Tom Wolf signed Rep. Sue Helm's (R-Dauphin) bill, House Bill 619, into law as Act 9 on Wednesday. 

Act 9 designates June 19 as "Juneteenth National Freedom Day" and recognizes news of the Emancipation Proclamation reaching Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: Senate passes Marsy's Law, advocates rejoice

VIDEO: Senate passes Marsy's Law, advocates rejoice

"I'll try not to cry, I've been crying all day," Pennsylvania Victim Advocate, Jennifer Storm, stated before talking with The PLS Reporter about Marsy's Law passing unanimously through the Senate. 

Rep. Sheryl Delozier's (R-Cumberland) bill, House Bill 276 which is also known as Marsy's Law, would amend the state constitution by adding a victims' bill of rights, protecting crime victims and their families. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Senate Republicans push for passage of a package of bills to help combat opioid addiction

Senate Republicans push for passage of a package of bills to help combat opioid addiction

Senate Republicans joined in the East Wing Rotunda to push for the passage of a package of legislation that would help combat opioid addiction across the state. 

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming) noted that last year over 4,000 people in Pennsylvania died from a drug overdose.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Sec. Miller highlights need for a minimum wage increase

Sec. Miller highlights need for a minimum wage increase

Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller joined legislators and advocates to call for a raise to the minimum wage to help end the cycle of poverty. 

Pennsylvania has the lowest possible minimum wage under federal law, at $7.25 an hour, but in Governor Tom Wolf's 2019-2020 budget proposal it would be increased to $12 an hour and eventually $15. 

Monday, June 17, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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