Allegheny County Council bans indoor vaping in public places

Allegheny County Council bans indoor vaping in public places

During their regular meeting Tuesday evening, Allegheny County Council voted in favor to ban the use of e-cigarettes everywhere regular cigarettes are not allowed. 

The council members voted 8-5, with two members abstaining, to ban vaping in public places such as health-related properties, indoor workplaces, restaurants, schools, sports facilities, and transit stations. That proposal was crafted and recommended by the county health department in fall 2016. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Lawmakers begin process of examining gaming expansion proposals, fix to local share assessment

Lawmakers begin process of examining gaming expansion proposals, fix to local share assessment

The House and Senate committees responsible for oversight of gaming-related legislation began the process Tuesday of examining much-discussed proposals to expand gaming in Pennsylvania and also fix the local share assessment paid by brick-and-mortar casinos to host municipalities that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court found unconstitutional last year.

 

Tuesday’s joint hearing kicks off the start of considering comprehensive changes to Pennsylvania’s Gaming Act that are under significant time constraints.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Campaign for Fair Education Funding calls on legislators to improve Pennsylvania education

Campaign for Fair Education Funding calls on legislators to improve Pennsylvania education

The executive director of the education law center, Deborah Gordan Klehr, spoke at a press conference Tuesday afternoon where she and other education advocates called on the General Assembly to make education and its related state funding a priority in Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Sen. Mensch discusses PA Prostate Cancer Task Force report

Sen. Mensch discusses PA Prostate Cancer Task Force report

Sen. Bob Mensch (R-Montgomery)-the author of the legislation that authorized the prostate cancer task force, SB609/Act 66 of 2015 was joined by Jay Williams, the chairman of the Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Coalition. 

They held a press conference Tuesday morning where they asked the General Assembly to include recommendations from this report in the 2017-2018 state budget and to warn about the danger of prostate cancer.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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