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This week’s biggest Winners & Losers

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers

Nikil Saval: A bipartisan group of state lawmakers wants it to be Tool Time here in the commonwealth. Say “hidey-ho, neighbor” to the Whole-Home Repairs Act, a home repair and weatherization assistance bill introduced by state Sen. Nikil Saval. With support from three...

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Pennsylvania Senate bill would help people pay for home repairs

Pennsylvania Senate bill would help people pay for home repairs

LANCASTER, Pa. — A group in Lancaster is urging the Pennsylvania Senate to pass a bill that would help preserve existing homes and provide funding for basic repairs. Lancaster Stands Up hosted an event Tuesday to promote the Whole-Home Repairs Act (Senate Bill 1135)....

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Touring Southeast Lancaster with Sen. Saval

Touring Southeast Lancaster with Sen. Saval

Following Tuesday's news conference in support of his Whole-Home Repairs Act, state Sen. Nikil Saval joined Lancaster City Council President Ismail Smith-Wade-El and local advocates for a tour of the city's southeast. As the tour proceeded up North Duke Street,...

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Rally in Lancaster raises awareness of Whole Home Repairs Act

Rally in Lancaster raises awareness of Whole Home Repairs Act

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) — A rally in Lancaster brought many homeowners together to raise awareness about the Whole Home Repairs Act. This is a bipartisan bill highlighting the importance of home repairs and weatherization and will fight for homeowners who live in unsafe...

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Pennsylvania budget forecasts, by political parties, are at odds

Pennsylvania budget forecasts, by political parties, are at odds

(The Center Square) – A Senate Appropriations Committee hearing with the secretary of the budget and secretary of general services focused on making state government efficient – and accurately projecting the state budget’s cost to taxpayers, now and in the future. The...

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Meek Mill’s Bills Show Limits of Probation Reform

Meek Mill’s Bills Show Limits of Probation Reform

LAST JUNE, rapper Meek Mill stood behind then-Gov. Ralph Northam as the Virginia Democrat signed a probation reform bill into law. Meek Mill’s 11 years on probation, which started with gun and drug charges in Philadelphia when he was 19, inspired his push to reform...

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Four Facts about Electricity Costs & RGGI in Pennsylvania

Opponents of the Pennsylvania DEP's proposed CO2 Budget Trading Program, which would enable the Commonwealth to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, are mounting a disinformation campaign about the program's impact on electricity bills. This blog...

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Pennsylvania Senate moves to overhaul probation system

Pennsylvania Senate moves to overhaul probation system

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s state Senate on Wednesday approved legislation to overhaul how probation is handled, in an effort to clamp down on people being stuck on an endless probation cycle or being sent back to jail for minor violations. The vote, 46-4,...

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Bucks County Community College Hosts LGBTQ+ Rights Forum

Bucks County Community College Hosts LGBTQ+ Rights Forum

Bucks County Community College hosted a forum on LGBTQ+ rights Tuesday, November 30th, featuring two state senators and the head of the Pennsylvania Youth Congress. The panel discussion, which took place in the Zlock Performing Arts Center on the Newtown campus and...

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