Tweets of the Week - December 10, 2018

Tweets of the Week - December 10, 2018

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, December 14, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

In this week's 3 under 3 find out what the Wolf Administration is doing to combat the opioid epidemic, see which representative resigned via email and find out who is replacing the current Budget Secretary. 

Friday, December 14, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Tags: 3 under 3
Pharma regulations held in Philly City Council’s final 2018 meeting

Pharma regulations held in Philly City Council’s final 2018 meeting

Philadelphia City Council passed a variety of bills and resolutions Thursday in their final 2018 voting session. However, the most anticipated bill on the agenda, a measure introducing regulations on pharmaceutical sales and marketing in the city, was held until next month during floor debate.

Introduced by Councilman Bill Greenlee (D-At Large) and Councilwoman Cindy Bass (D-District 8), the bill called for the registration of pharmaceutical sales reps with the city, submission of marketing materials, and a ban on all gifts for doctors and medical professionals. While supported by Mayor Jim Kenney (D), the bill was met with resistance from drugmakers and other business entities in the city.

In other news, Council also presented a resolution to Rep. Joanna McClinton (D-Philadelphia), celebrating her historic election to Minority Caucus Chair in the House.

Friday, December 14, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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Auditor General releases report criticizing Allegheny County Port Authority

Auditor General releases report criticizing Allegheny County Port Authority

A week after organizers rallied for lower fares and better access, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released an audit levying a number of criticisms at the Allegheny County Port Authority Thursday.

While DePasquale praised the authority for addressing the fiscal and contractual concerns raised in previous years, the report released said the authority’s buses have a long way to go service wise.
Thursday, December 13, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Grandparents raising grandchildren key focus on fighting the opioid crisis

Grandparents raising grandchildren key focus on fighting the opioid crisis

In the midst of “Stop Overdoses in Pa.: Get Help Now Week," three heads of Pennsylvania state agencies joined to announce the formation of a new initiative to help combat the opioid crisis, specifically in terms of helping households in which children are being raised by their grandparents.

Thursday, December 13, 2018/Author: Stephany Dugan
Categories: News and Views
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