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Committee approves bill to expand state prescription drug tracking program
The House Health Committee has approved legislation to expand Pennsylvania’s prescription drug tracking program to allow doctors to review a patient’s drug use history. Now only law enforcement officials have access to this private medical information.
State politicians see bad bridges as 'ticking time bomb'
State Rep. Kurt Masser, R-Northumberland County, was one of the most outspoken proponents of liquor privatization in the state House in the early summer.
Two bills target gas industry perks in Pa.
Fighting back against gas-industry-friendly rules, lawmakers have introduced a pair of bills intended to roll back provisions that treat the industry better than Pennsylvania landowners.
Rep. Metcalfe eyes other possible ethics violations
Allegations of nepotism in the attorney general’s office were not the only perceived ethical lapses catching the attention of state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe.
Lawmaker seeks probe into promotion of AG Kane's twin
A key state lawmaker has demanded that the state Ethics Commission determine whether Attorney General Kathleen Kane broke the law when her twin sister got a promotion and a raise four months after Kane took office.
Rep. Bloom to PennDOT: Focus on bridge work
An anti-gas tax increase crusading lawmaker has introduced a bill that would force the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to focus on bridge repairs first before spending money on other things.
Two kids, four others mourned after head-on crash
Six people killed in a head-on car crash on a highway in a national forest include a 12-year-old cheerleader with an infectious smile and a 6-year-old boy described as a scrappy competitor in a variety of sports.
State not amused by ride inspections
Both the House and Senate agriculture committees will convene public hearings to examine the state’s strategy for inspecting amusement park rides, a system that relies almost exclusively on inspectors either directly employed by the ride operators or hired by them.
Family ties in attorney general's office
Ellen Granahan, a deputy attorney general in the state attorney general’s office, had more than just a passing rooting interest in the 2012 campaign to elect her boss — Granahan’s twin sister Kathleen Kane was the Democratic candidate.
Backers hope change to games of chance law has a chance
A bill aimed at reversing a key component in a change to the state’s small games of chance law sailed through the state House earlier this year before stalling in the Senate.
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