Gov. Wolf discusses plans for permitting reform at DEP

Gov. Wolf discusses plans for permitting reform at DEP

On Friday afternoon, Governor Tom Wolf and the Department of Environmental Protection held a press conference where they shared the findings from the administration's comprehensive review of the permitting processes throughout the department. 

The main goals are to reduce permit backlogs, modernize permitting activities through an electronic permitting initiative, and use technology to improve both oversight and efficiency. 

Friday, January 26, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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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
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Speaker Turzai announces legislation aimed at fighting opioid crisis

Speaker Turzai announces legislation aimed at fighting opioid crisis

House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) spoke at a press conference Tuesday afternoon where he and others announced legislation as part of the House Republicans' efforts in fighting against the opioid crisis.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Murt bill would criminalize female genital mutilation

Murt bill would criminalize female genital mutilation

On Monday morning Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) joined his colleagues at a press conference where he discussed his bill, House Bill 413, that would criminalize the act of female genital mutilation.

Monday, January 22, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania discusses gerrymandering lawsuit

League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania discusses gerrymandering lawsuit

The legal director for the public interest law center, Mimi Mckenzie kicked off a press conference Wednesday afternoon after a hearing on the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania lawsuit.

Members of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania joined to discuss their views relative to the 2011 Congressional map, currently the subject of the litigation.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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