Natural Gas Issues Abounded at Capitol Tuesday

Natural Gas Issues Abounded at Capitol Tuesday

If you are interested in Marcellus Shale natural gas issues being discussed at the Capitol, Tuesday was your day. 

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views

Capitol Quick Hits for 5.6.14

Here are the highlights from news conferences, rallies, and advocacy days held in the Capitol today.

  • Salvation Army officers from around the state were joined by supporters, legislators, cabinet members, and the Lieutenant Governor to celebrate the contributions of the Salvation Army of Pennsylvania.
  • Nursing home caregivers and administrators held a rally in the Main Rotunda for increased Medicaid funding. The advocates asked lawmakers to make the care of the state’s sickest and frailest citizens a priority in the state budget.
  • The Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association (PDHA) rallied in the Main Rotunda to call for regular access to care for dentally underserved populations. Members of the association said there is much more dental hygienists can do to serve children and elderly if they were recognized as providers under the Medical Assistance program.
  • Sen. Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) and Rep. Phyllis Mundy (D-Luzerne) held a media event this morning to call for greater funding for “Pre-K Counts."  “We ask you to be diligent over the next several months during the budget process,” said Sen. Browne, co-chair of the Early Childhood Education Caucus. “What we want to do at a minimum is to ensure that the money that was proposed by the governor in the February budget is preserved as a part of the final document.”
  • The Pennsylvania Families for Public Cyber Schools held their 8th annual Day on the Hill Rally. Thousands of charter and cyber charter students, parents, and educators called on lawmakers and urged them to support charter and cyber charter schools. 
Tuesday, May 6, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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VIDEO: Marcellus Shale Coalition Rallies for Energy Jobs Across Pennsylvania

VIDEO: Marcellus Shale Coalition Rallies for Energy Jobs Across Pennsylvania

During the Pennsylvania Jobs, Pennsylvania Energy Rally today on the Capitol steps, Scott Roy, Chairman of the Marcellus Shale Coalition talked about the environmental benefits and the economic opportunities that natural gas drilling brings to Pennsylvania.  

Tuesday, May 6, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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Legislation Creating Offense for Sexual Assault by Sports Official Rapidly Making Way to Governor’s Desk

Having unanimously passed the House of Representatives last November, House Bill 112 by Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) got the same treatment in the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday.

According to Rep. Vereb, the bill establishes an offense graded as felony of the third degree, accompanied by a fine of up to a $15,000, for perpetrators “who chose to prowl on our youth athletes” who are 16 or 17 years of age.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Vereb Discusses Bill to Prosecute Sexual Abuse by Sports Officials

VIDEO: Vereb Discusses Bill to Prosecute Sexual Abuse by Sports Officials

Today the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved HB 112, a bill that would provide for the offense of sexual assault by a sports official. The prime sponsor of the bill, Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) talked with The PLS Reporter about what the bill does and what he hopes it will accomplish. 

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