Legislative Update

New agenda law a victory for open government

A bill amending the Sunshine Act, requiring that agendas be posted at least 24 hours prior to, and made available at, public meetings was signed into law by Gov. Wolf in June…

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Economic Impact Report

The 2020 Economic Impact Report reveals that our industry‚Äôs statewide economic impact is $1.3 billion. The newly released analysis also shows that the Pennsylvania newspaper industry generates nearly 10,000 jobs and has…

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Legislative Update – July 22, 2021

The Legislature is on summer recess. The Senate plans to reconvene Sept. 20, the House on Sept. 27.   Congressional redistricting hearings Today the House State Government Committee launched a series of…

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Legislative Update: June 24, 2021

The House and Senate are in voting session every day this week in an effort to complete the fiscal year 2021-22 state budget by Saturday. Senate confirmations On Tuesday, the Senate confirmed…

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Legislative Update: June 17, 2021

The House and the Senate were in session this week. Both chambers reconvene June 21 and are scheduled to be in voting session every day as the legislature attempts to get the…

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Legislative Update – June 10-11, 2021

The House and Senate were in session this week. Both chambers reconvene June 14. New legislators begin duties Four new members of the General Assembly took the oath of office this week….

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Legislative Update: May 27, 2021

The House and Senate were in session this week. Both chambers will reconvene June 7. Hearing on public notices House Bill 955, which provides the option to remove the requirement for public…

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Legislative Update – November 19, 2020

The Senate and House are in legislative session this week. Senate Republicans elected their leadership team for the 2021-2022 legislative session last week. The newly elected leadership team will begin serving in…

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Legislative Update – Sept. 10, 2020

The Senate returned to legislative session this week, while the House returns Monday. The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association presented House Majority Leader, Kerry Benninghoff (R-171) with the 2020 Advocate of the Year Award…

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Legislative Update – July 16, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf announced tighter restrictions on bars, restaurants, and other businesses statewide, as well as new limits on indoor gatherings this week. Governor Wolf signed an executive order authorizing state agencies…

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