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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Philadelphia City Council passes budget

Philadelphia City Council passes budget

Philadelphia City Council passed their 2020 budget package Thursday. In a tension-filled session, this surprisingly contained little drama.
 
The council received the 2020 budget and five-year plan from Mayor Jim Kenney (D) in March. Weeks of hearings and negotiations led to the nearly-unanimous passage.
Thursday, June 13, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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Gov. Wolf, Mayor Kenney celebrate Navy Yard groundbreaking

Gov. Wolf, Mayor Kenney celebrate Navy Yard groundbreaking

Pennsylvania’s success in recruiting companies in emerging industries was on display Wednesday in Philadelphia. Gov. Tom Wolf (D) and Mayor Jim Kenney (D) were on hand for the groundbreaking for Iovance’s new research hub at the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia, joining a growing list of biotech and other medical-related companies who have established locations in the former industrial hub.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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Computer viruses, slow solutions continue to hamstring First Judicial District

Computer viruses, slow solutions continue to hamstring First Judicial District

The wheels of justice have ground to a near-halt in Pennsylvania’s largest judicial system. A computer virus found before Memorial Day in the computer system of the First Judicial District, which oversees the criminal and civil courts in Philadelphia, has led to widespread shutdowns, inaccessible services, and aggravated citizens 
 
The virus turned up May 21 in a computer used by the First Judicial District. While the virus has been contained, it led to shutdowns affecting docket searches, electronic filing, landlord-tenant disputes, and other areas. 
Tuesday, June 11, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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Gov. Wolf, legislators rally to end gun violence in Philadelphia

Gov. Wolf, legislators rally to end gun violence in Philadelphia

Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell (D-Philadelphia) lost her father, brother, and one son to homicide. Two of these deaths involved guns. Now that’s she an elected official, she wants the rampant violence to end.
 

“We have to treat this as the health crisis that it is,” she said Friday. “We have to diagnose it, we have to treat it, and we have to prevent it.” 

Monday, June 10, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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