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Pa. House Eyes Expanding Who Can Bring Sexual Misconduct Complaints Against Lawmakers

Pa. House Eyes Expanding Who Can Bring Sexual Misconduct Complaints Against Lawmakers

| June 17, 2022

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania House leaders are quietly negotiating a deal to close a loophole in the chamber’s rules that protects lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct from facing institutional sanctions.

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PennDOT Urges Caution in Work Zones

PennDOT Urges Caution in Work Zones

| June 17, 2022

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding motorists to drive safely in work zones after there have been several incidents of work zone intrusions resulting in motorists hitting PennDOT employees or equipment.

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AAA: Children and Pets in Vehicles at Risk During Extreme Heat

AAA: Children and Pets in Vehicles at Risk During Extreme Heat

| June 17, 2022

As the current heatwave continues and temperatures near 100 degrees are predicted through the end of the week, AAA East Central is reminding motorists about the dangers of leaving children and pets in a hot car.

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The Bipartisan Push to Cut Corporate Taxes in Pennsylvania, Explained

The Bipartisan Push to Cut Corporate Taxes in Pennsylvania, Explained

| June 16, 2022

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Amid budget negotiations, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and legislative Republicans are weighing a major tax cut on Pennsylvania corporations.

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PennDOT Asking for Feedback on Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program

PennDOT Asking for Feedback on Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program

| June 16, 2022

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) on Wednesday launched a survey for the public to share feedback on the goals, infrastructure-prioritization, and program-administration components of the Draft Pennsylvania State Plan for access to National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program funds.

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Senate Committee Advances Casey Legislation to Protect Infants from Formula Shortages, Expand Access to Retirement Plans for Part-Time Workers

Senate Committee Advances Casey Legislation to Protect Infants from Formula Shortages, Expand Access to Retirement Plans for Part-Time Workers

| June 15, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee voted out two of U.S. Senator Bob Casey’s (D-PA) key priorities to help working families.

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AAA: Gasoline Average Tops $5 Nationally and in Pennsylvania

AAA: Gasoline Average Tops $5 Nationally and in Pennsylvania

| June 14, 2022

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – Gas prices are 17 cents higher in Western Pennsylvania this week at $5.029 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

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James Bill on City Classifications Passes House

James Bill on City Classifications Passes House

| June 14, 2022

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) announced his bill, which would repeal the City Classification Law of 1895 to update and simplify the city classification process, passed the House.

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Deputy Waterways Conservation Officers Graduate

Deputy Waterways Conservation Officers Graduate

| June 14, 2022

​HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is pleased to announce that 12 Deputy Waterways Conservation Officers (DWCO) graduated on Sunday, June 12, during a ceremony held at the PFBC’s H.R. Stackhouse School of Fishery Conservation and Watercraft Safety in Bellefonte, Centre County.

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Legal But Unregulated Hemp Derivative Delta-8 Thrives In Pa.’s Thorny Marijuana Landscape

Legal But Unregulated Hemp Derivative Delta-8 Thrives In Pa.’s Thorny Marijuana Landscape

| June 13, 2022

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania lawmakers and advocates for legal cannabis say uneven access to marijuana has pushed consumers toward a widely available — but unregulated — psychoactive product whose exact contents are often impossible to discern.

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