In the News
02/01/2018
The impact of opioid addiction on families was emphasized Wednesday in a hearing held by the House Majority Policy Committee at the Stone House in Farmington. The hearing focused specifically on children, a spin-off of an audit of the ChildLine program conducted by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.
02/01/2018
FARMINGTON — Mary Sampey sat in front of the microphone and explained how heroin shattered her family.
01/31/2018
A county hit particularly hard by the opioid epidemic is now reeling from the impact on children of parental overdoses, incarceration and neglect, officials told legislators at a hearing Wednesday afternoon.
12/01/2017
NEW HOLLAND, Pa. — Alfred Wanner wanted to expand his dairy, but he started a trucking business instead.
11/30/2017
A state legislative hearing, held today in Harborcreek, was supposed to deal with economic development and jobs. But, at times, it turned into a discussion on welfare reform.
11/30/2017
State representatives bring Harrisburg to Harborcreek Thursday to hear firsthand the challenges of employers to try and help strengthen the middle class.
11/11/2017
A variety of local business leaders testified before the state House Majority Policy Committee about how government can help them create more jobs.
09/29/2017
LEHMAN TWP. — Business owners need less government regulation and more incentives to grow their work force, and the unemployed and underemployed need opportunities to find good jobs.
09/28/2017
MOOSIC, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) -- We hear plenty from candidates during the election season about plans to help the middle class. Those plans got a boost on Thursday from both Harrisburg and Washington, D.C.
09/28/2017
LEHMAN TWP. — State legislators Thursday participated in a hearing on how to improve Pennsylvania’s economy by helping small businesses succeed, attracting new jobs, and educating a skilled workforce for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
02/14/2017
Opioid impact on region is measured by state GOP lawmakers
02/14/2017
Washington County leaders testified Monday before a panel of state legislators in an effort to bring awareness to the opioid epidemic’s impact on the Mon Valley.
02/13/2017
In 2016, 109 people died from drug overdoses in Washington County. In 2015 there were 73, and in 2014 there were 36, according to a report from the Washington County coroner's office.
02/12/2017
Legislators coming to Donora to discuss state's drug epidemic
09/02/2016
On a large drawing tablet sitting on stage in the York County School of Technology auditorium, Dr. Susan Peck drew a picture for some members of the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives on Thursday....