Secretary Russell Redding among many to speak on behalf of new food security plan

Secretary Russell Redding among many to speak on behalf of new food security plan

September is "Hunger Action Month" and the Wolf Administration unveiled its food security plan Wednesday morning at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank with the announcement of a federal grant aimed at addressing hunger in children up to age 5.

Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Russell Redding was among the many who spoke in support of this plan. 

The Wolf Administration's plan is to provide all members of the Commonwealth with access to healthy and nutritious foods for a hunger-free Pennsylvania. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Rep. Petrarca speaks at rally for HB 30

Rep. Petrarca speaks at rally for HB 30

At a press conference Monday afternoon, Rep. Joseph Petrarca (D-Westmoreland) joined organ donors, advocates, and families affected by organ donations to bring attention to HB 30 (Donate Life PA Act).

Rep. Petrarca is the prime sponsor of HB 30. 

HB 30 would update the commonwealth's organ and tissue donation law. It would educate the public on organ donations, inform people on the methods of donations, better the process of working with law enforcement in the case of deaths that are under investigation, and it would update the law to show the best clinical practices that support donations.

The bill is likely to be considered by the full House next week.

Monday, September 19, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Summer Session: Rep. Michael Hanna (D-Clinton)

Summer Session: Rep. Michael Hanna (D-Clinton)

The PLS Reporter joined Rep. Michael Hanna (D-Clinton) in his district office for our "Summer Session" interview series. 

When asked what Rep. Hanna had been up to since budget season he replied with "celebrating".

Wednesday, September 14, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Rep. Harkins joins supporters for HB 1082

Rep. Harkins joins supporters for HB 1082

At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, primary sponsor of HB 1082 (Jake Schwab Workers' Safety Bill) Rep. Patrick Harkins (D-Erie), spoke out with his thoughts of the bill. 

Rep. Harkins was joined by a bus-load of supporters who came down from Erie early Wednesday to demand support from legislators for the bill. 

 HB 1082 is aimed at improving workplace safety in the Commonwealth.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Women in Pennsylvania Government: Department of Banking and Securities Secretary Robin Wiessmann

Women in Pennsylvania Government: Department of Banking and Securities Secretary Robin Wiessmann

Department of Banking and Securities Sec. Robin Wiessmann, joined The PLS Reporter for "Women in Pennsylvania Government." 

Sec. Wiessmann stated that she "went to law school because [she] wanted to have a serious career and do something meaningful." 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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