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“It truly is an honor to serve Tioga, Bradford, and Potter Counties as their representative,” announced Clint Owlett in the kick-off for his re-election campaign. “I made a promise to work hard for all the constituents of the 68th district and make sure they had a solid voice in Harrisburg. …

The first of a package of state-specific human trafficking prevention bills has been signed into law as of February 5, 2020. Known as Senate Bill 60, the new law is an amendment to Titles 18 (crimes/offenses) and 42 (judicial procedures) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes.

In addition to announcing some of the findings of the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center's first report, Governor Tom Wolf renewed his call to raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage to $12 per hour with an eventual pathway to $15.

Last Wednesday, Governor Tom Wolf discussed how the 2020-2021 budget plan demonstrates a commitment to protecting vulnerable Pennsylvanians by proposing investments in child welfare, increasing staffing and training in specific service areas, and more.

Pennsylvania's House of Representatives is considering legislation which would enshrine parts of the Affordable Care Act in state law regardless of whether the Act is repealed or modified on a federal level. The four bills in the set have been tied up in committee for about a year, but disch…

Human trafficking is a $150 billion industry with over 40 million victims worldwide. Pennsylvania is not exempt of this crime: human trafficking cases have been found in Stroudsburg, York, Lancaster, Harrisburg, State College, Erie, Williamsport, Altoona, Allentown, and Pittsburgh.

House Bill 916 has been approved by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and will be moving to the Senate for further consideration. The new bill would require courts to evaluate repeat DUI offenders to possibly add a substance monitoring program as a condition of bail.

In November of 2019, a report from the House Government Oversight Committee detailed the scope of Medicaid fraud in Pennsylvania, accompanied by Grand Jury recommendations for new laws to prevent more fraud. As a result of that report, a bipartisan coalition is bringing forth a state version…

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Upon State Rep. Garth Everett’s announcement on Monday that he will not seek reelection this coming November after seven terms in office, Combat war veteran and local leader Joe Hamm announced his plans to run for State House in the 84th Legislative District.

Governor Tom Wolf signed three bills into law on Wednesday, December 18, that are the second wave of changes under the "Justice Reinvestment Initiative," began in 2012.

A new "Smart Justice" set of bills is set to be voted on next week, consisting of ten proposals that are meant to reform the state's probation and parole system and reward formerly incarcerated individuals who have successfully been rehabilitated. The goal is to reduce recidivism, which ofte…