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Haywood: PAsmart Initiative Grants Approved

Harrisburg − April 9, 2017 — Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) heralded the more than $1 million in PAsmart Initiative Grants that were awarded to various pre-apprenticeship and registered apprenticeship programs in Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties. “I...

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Haywood’s Office Seeks Answers Regarding EBT Denial Scam

Philadelphia – March 22, 2018 — State Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) is seeking answers about scurrilous and erroneous reports that his office was somehow involved in Electronic Benefits Transfer card (EBT) denials. “Reports of my office’s involvement in...

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Seven domestic violence bills advance through PA Senate

A bipartisan group of senators this week announced their hopes for an upcoming vote on a package of seven bills that address domestic violence in Pennsylvania. The bills ultimately passed the Senate Wednesday, with one of the bills headed to the governor's desk. “Now...

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Senate passes raft of crime bills, including tighter gun law

(Harrisburg) -- With heavy snow falling, the state Senate made it into the Capitol Wednesday to vote through a raft of bills that aim to increase protections for crime victims. One of the measures is now on its way to the governor's desk, and six others are headed to...

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Senate passes gun control measure among domestic violence bills

HARRISBURG — The state Senate Wednesday approved a package of bills aimed at better protecting victims of domestic violence, including a measure that will close a loophole in the state’s gun law that victims' advocates have said makes it too easy for abusers to access...

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Senate OKs bill to toughen gun laws in domestic abuse cases

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) a The Pennsylvania Senate is giving its unanimous approval to a bill to force people with a domestic violence ruling against them to more quickly give up their firearms. The Senate's 50-0 vote Wednesday sends the bill to the House. Under the bill,...

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Senate OKs bill to toughen gun laws in domestic abuse cases

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Senate gave unanimous approval Wednesday to a bill to force people with a domestic violence ruling against them to more quickly forfeit their firearms, a bill that includes last-minute changes negotiated by...

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Domestic violence prevention bills continue Senate advance

A bipartisan group of senators Tuesday announced their hopes for an upcoming vote on a package of seven bills that address domestic violence in Pennsylvania. “Now I’m sure each member would have liked to get more here or there in this bill, but this is what we can...

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Group pushes bills to protect crime victims

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — A bipartisan group of senators stood in front of the Capitol steps on Tuesday, demanding action to protect victims of domestic abuse. A package of seven bills is being pushed. Sen. Camera Bartolotta plans to introduce Tierne’s Law that would...

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Shortage of staff among top complaints of nursing home care

PHILADELPHIA - A third of the complaints fielded by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging each year are related to staffing, the state's ombudsman said during a two-hour hearing Friday on the quality of nursing home care. "There's only one solution that can provide...

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