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Senate Leaders Issue Statement on COVID-19

Senate Leaders Issue Statement on COVID-19

HARRISBURG  – March 12, 2020 − Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa (D-43) have issued the following statement regarding COVID-19: “COVID-19 discussions are ongoing...

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New Study: Pennsylvanians breathed months of dirty air in 2018

New Study: Pennsylvanians breathed months of dirty air in 2018

For many PA cities, air quality was unhealthy around 1 out of every 4 days

PITTSBURGH, PA – January 28, 2020 –  Millions of Pennsylvanians across the state are breathing months’ worth of poor air quality due to pollution in 2018, according to a new report released today by the PennEnvironment  Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. The groups’ report was released as Pittsburgh and other metropolitan areas experienced unhealthy air days this month, an uncommon experience in wintertime for the Commonwealth’s cities. 

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Hate Crime Legislation Introduced in Pa. House, Senate

Hate Crime Legislation Introduced in Pa. House, Senate

Legislation will give state the tools to prevent and address hate crimes across commonwealth

HARRISBURG, October 30, 2019 – As Pennsylvanians paused to mark one year since the terror attack in Squirrel Hill, legislators in the Pennsylvania House and Senate have moved to introduce a comprehensive legislative package to address hate crimes.

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Legislators Introduce Local Solar Program in House and Senate

Legislators Introduce Local Solar Program in House and Senate

Harrisburg, Pa − October 22, 2019 − A bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators along with advocates and utility providers came together in Harrisburg today to announce plans for a local solar program. “In my district, I have seen a huge spike in folks interested in...

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