Commonwealth Courts rule Attorney General can’t prevent UPMC/Highmark Split

Commonwealth Courts rule Attorney General can’t prevent UPMC/Highmark Split

After a four-month legal struggle a commonwealth judge ruled on Friday that the consent decree holding the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Highmark together will expire as planned on June 30.
Friday, June 14, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
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
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CPR curriculum signed into law

CPR curriculum signed into law

Gov. Tom Wolf (D) signed Senate Bill 115 into law Wednesday, establishing a mandate for Pennsylvania schools to establish “hands-only” CPR training.
 
Introduced by Sen. Thomas Killion (R-Delaware) in January, the bill passed the Senate twice, once with House amendments. The bill calls for curriculum for high schoolers to learn the CPR method, which includes using chest compressions and automated external defibrillators.
Friday, June 14, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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Wolf signs sixth opioid disaster deceleration renewal

Wolf signs sixth opioid disaster deceleration renewal

On Friday afternoon, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that he is signing the sixth renewal of his opioid disaster declaration.

The declaration was put into place in 2018 to focus on recovery, treatment and prevention of opioid overdoses. 

Friday, June 14, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Did You Get The Memo? Restore PA through video gaming terminals, state store cannabis and drinking water carcinogens

Did You Get The Memo? Restore PA through video gaming terminals, state store cannabis and drinking water carcinogens

Amid all the floor debates, press conferences and committee hearings, the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s newest co-sponsorship memos can get lost in the shuffle. That’s why The PLS Reporter rounds up some of the most noteworthy co-sponsorship memos each week — so you can stay informed of what’s going on in the Capitol.

 

In this week’s feature are memos for proposals that would generate revenue for Gov. Tom Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania plan through video gaming terminals, legalize cannabis for sale at state stores and impose a cap on carcinogens in drinking water.

Friday, June 14, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
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