5 developments in Pa. politics that you may have missed over the holiday break

5 developments in Pa. politics that you may have missed over the holiday break

With your Thanksgiving turkey and holiday shopping hopefully now behind you, it’s time to catch up on some of the major developments you may have missed in the lead-up to holiday festivities.

 

While legislators won’t be returning to Harrisburg until mid-December for their last few session days of the year, the end of November brought some significant changes to state law. With the stroke of a pen, the purchasing age for tobacco products was increased, Sunday hunting restrictions were loosened and a new nominee was appointed to lead the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Monday, December 2, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Rothman pushes legislation to raise the age for tobacco sales

VIDEO: Rothman pushes legislation to raise the age for tobacco sales

Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland) sat down with The PLS Reporter to talk about legislation he is working on to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21. 

This legislation would exempt members of the armed services. Rothman believes that if someone is old enough to fight for their country they should be able to buy tobacco products. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
The American Lung Association reveals the 16th annual "State of Tobacco Control" report

The American Lung Association reveals the 16th annual "State of Tobacco Control" report

The PLS Reporter joined the American Lung Association to discuss the findings in their 2018 "State of Tobacco Control" report which reveals how Pennsylvania is graded when it comes to tobacco use and prevention.

Take a look at what the Executive Vice President, American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic, Deb Brown has to say about the report.
Thursday, January 25, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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