Stein sues DOS over election machines

Stein sues DOS over election machines

Former presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein filed a motion in federal court Tuesday against the Department of State to decertify voting machines in two Pennsylvania counties.
 
The motion comes as what Stein and her co-defendants consider a violation of the settlement in her Stein v. Cortes case stemming from the 2016 general elections. The decision demanded the state certify new machines in all 67 counties that meet new security criteria.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
Gov. Wolf, Sec. Levine speak on progress against opioids

Gov. Wolf, Sec. Levine speak on progress against opioids

Governor Tom Wolf (D) told the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Friday that the state has seen some positive results in the battle to reverse the opioid epidemic.
 
In January 2018, Wolf signed an emergency declaration to help combat the opioid and heroin disaster. Since then, state agencies have collaborated through the Opioid Command Center, and have been assisted by outside stakeholders.
Friday, November 8, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Philadelphia Port opens new auto processing center

Philadelphia Port opens new auto processing center

Governor Tom Wolf (D) joined officials and business leader to cut the ribbon Tuesday on the Southport Auto Terminal and Vehicle Processing Center at the Philadelphia Port. It is the first new terminal in South Philadelphia in 45 years.
 
The 156-acre location operated by Glovis America is a product of the governor’s Port Development Plan. Pennsylvania has invested $300 million in deepening the channel along the Delaware River.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Sen. Mensch introduces increased protections for older adults

Sen. Mensch introduces increased protections for older adults

Sen. Bob Mensch (R-Bucks) introduced legislation in August that would significantly alter the Older Adult Protective Services Act. His bill would place more emphasis on mandatory reporting, something he says is crucial to protecting Pennsylvania seniors.
 
Mensch’s legislation, Senate Bill 819, creates a framework for oversight and information sharing, including legal challenges to interference. It also removes a good portion of the original law passed in 1987.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
Wolf unveils new lead testing initiatives

Wolf unveils new lead testing initiatives

Legislators and officials joined Gov. Tom Wolf Wednesday afternoon in Philadelphia to promote new efforts to remove lead and its devastating effects from the state.
 
Wolf called upon the legislature to mandate lead testing for all children at nine, 12, and 24 months of age. Aging houses that still contain lead paint, combined with aging water systems, contribute to Pennsylvania having the sixth-highest rates of lead poisoning nationally. Of the 30 percent of children tested statewide, 4.6 percent are found to have varying levels of lead poisoning. 
Wednesday, August 28, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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