Briggs bill to ban foam takeout containers

Briggs bill to ban foam takeout containers

Rep. Tim Briggs (D-Montgomery) spoke with The PLS Reporter about his legislation, House Bill 627, which would prohibit food places from using foam takeout containers. 
Monday, April 22, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Legislators weigh how best to tackle vaping's continued popularity with Pennsylvania teens

Legislators weigh how best to tackle vaping's continued popularity with Pennsylvania teens

With the use of e-cigarette products on the rise in Pennsylvania schools, lawmakers are exploring a variety of options to cut down on teens vaping in the boys room.

Mirroring a national trend, more Pennsylvania teenagers are using e-cigarettes, vapes and JUULs than traditional tobacco products. According to the 2017 Pennsylvania Youth Survey, carried out by the Commission of Crime and Delinquency, 16.3 percent of Pennsylvania high school students surveyed reported using e-cigarettes in the prior month, compared with only 5.6 percent who reported using tobacco cigarettes. 
Thursday, March 14, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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Briggs named new Democratic chair of House Health Committee

Briggs named new Democratic chair of House Health Committee

Rep. Tim Briggs (D-Montgomery) has been named the new minority chair of the House Health Committee.

The position was left vacant following the death of former chairman Flo Fabrizio last month.

Monday, August 27, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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