Lawmakers eye firework reform following summer recess

Lawmakers eye firework reform following summer recess

With summer ending soon Pennsylvania residents may see fewer fireworks in their neighborhoods and parks, but once the legislature returns to Harrisburg this month, lawmakers will begin attempting to pass legislation paring back the recent proliferation of consumer fireworks in the commonwealth.

Act 43 of 2017 legalized consumer fireworks in Pennsylvania for additional tax revenue, but with few established regulations on the sale and use of consumer fireworks, the General Assembly is now looking to provide more guidance for residents buying and operating fireworks.
Friday, September 6, 2019/Author: Robert Cochran
Categories: News and Views
Snyder hopes to improve broadband access with state-owned asset inventory

Snyder hopes to improve broadband access with state-owned asset inventory

It’s clear that high-speed broadband internet access is an issue in Pennsylvania, but how exactly to connect Pennsylvanians in low-access areas has been a troublesome obstacle in Harrisburg this year.

 

But it appears that legislators may have found a starting point.

Thursday, June 20, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Right 2 Know Episode 11: Can you hear me now?

Right 2 Know Episode 11: Can you hear me now?

We break down the latest news in Harrisburg, complete with sound effects. Justin gives us the latest on education spending in the budget, as well as drama surrounding Gov. Tom Wolf's severance tax. Meanwhile, Andrew chats with Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) about his proposal to ease roadblocks to deploying 5G in the state. Like what you hear? Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify.
Friday, June 14, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
5 bills to watch for the week of June 17

5 bills to watch for the week of June 17

We get it, session weeks are busy. That’s why we put together a list of the bills being discussed in committee and on the floor of the General Assembly that are worth devoting your precious time to tracking. From 5G to budget reform, here are five bills to watch for the week of June 17.
Friday, June 14, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Legislators to consider another attempt at easing 5G roadblocks, despite concerns from rural members

Legislators to consider another attempt at easing 5G roadblocks, despite concerns from rural members

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Some lawmakers do, as they are again proposing a bill that would make it easier to deploy the technology needed to roll out 5G, the ultra-fast network that would make everything from browsing the web to responding to emergencies to self-driving cars smoother.
Thursday, June 13, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
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