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The Pennsylvania House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by state Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-171), held a hearing Thursday on rural broadband and internet access at a Susquehanna County site where few in the room even had cell phone service.
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.
FARMINGTON — Mary Sampey sat in front of the microphone and explained how heroin shattered her family.
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.
NEW HOLLAND, Pa. — Alfred Wanner wanted to expand his dairy, but he started a trucking business instead.
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.
State representatives bring Harrisburg to Harborcreek Thursday to hear firsthand the challenges of employers to try and help strengthen the middle class.
A variety of local business leaders testified before the state House Majority Policy Committee about how government can help them create more jobs.
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.
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.
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.
Opioid impact on region is measured by state GOP lawmakers
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.
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.
Legislators coming to Donora to discuss state's drug epidemic