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Wolf: State poised to uphold ACA if courts repeal federal law

Wolf: State poised to uphold ACA if courts repeal federal law

For Middletown Supervisor Anna Payne and others living with cystic fibrosis, a potential decision from the U.S. Supreme Court could be a matter of life and death, she said Tuesday. Payne joined Gov. Tom Wolf and state lawmakers in Doylestown Borough on Tuesday morning...

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Kayden’s Law has a real chance

Kayden’s Law has a real chance

In these fractious times, we often use this space to critique our state legislature for the things it isn't doing, often because partisan politics gets in the way. So it's only fair that today we praise the 14 members of the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee for...

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Doylestown biotech center begins expansion

Doylestown biotech center begins expansion

The nonprofit Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center (PABC) in Doylestown recently began a $19 million expansion project. A total of 41 companies work at the location, but there are more than 70 member companies. Expansion is expected to create more than 100 jobs and...

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Kayden’s Law, In Honor Of Slain Bucks Co. Girl, Moves Forward

Kayden’s Law, In Honor Of Slain Bucks Co. Girl, Moves Forward

LOWER MAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP, PA — A child-protection bill named for a slain 7-year-old from Lower Makefield is now making its way through the Pennsylvania legislature. S.B. 868, known as Kayden's Law, was unanimously voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday...

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3 Doylestown Veterans’ Groups Get $37K In State Funding

3 Doylestown Veterans’ Groups Get $37K In State Funding

DOYLESTOWN, PA — Three Doylestown-based veterans' groups will receive $37,312 in awards through the Veteran Trust Fund Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. American Legion Post 210 will receive $12,500, Operation Homefront will...

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Pennsylvania plan for carbon cap on power plants advances

Pennsylvania plan for carbon cap on power plants advances

A state environmental board took a key step on Tuesday to advance Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to curb carbon dioxide emissions by making Pennsylvania’s fossil fuel power plants begin paying to release pollution that contributes to climate change. The Environmental Quality...

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PECO Outages For First Day Of School Being Rescheduled

PECO Outages For First Day Of School Being Rescheduled

Tuesday is the first day back to school virtually for students in the Pennsbury School District. PECO, as part of an ongoing maintenance project, had planned to shut off service at times between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday in parts of Falls Township.

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Fixing the turnpike mess

Fixing the turnpike mess

Talk about unintended consequences. As a way to avoid increasing gas taxes back in 2007, the Pennsylvania Legislature decided to raise $450 million yearly — $400 million for public transit and $50 million to encourage multimodal projects — by tolling Interstate 80 and...

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Legislators Say PA Needs a “Just Recovery”

Legislators Say PA Needs a “Just Recovery”

HARRISBURG, Penn. -- As Pennsylvania reopens in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, some state lawmakers are calling for action to ensure the economic recovery doesn't leave anyone behind. The pandemic has caused an unprecedented disruption to the economy and...

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For First Time, County Raises LGBTQ+ Pride Flag

For First Time, County Raises LGBTQ+ Pride Flag

For the first time, Bucks County government hoisted a LGBTQ+ pride flag. The flag was displayed below the American flag outside the Bucks County Administration Building in Doylestown Borough on Tuesday. Teens from Planned Parenthood’s Rainbow Room, a program for...

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Interview with PHL17 on Curbside Pick-Up

Interview with PHL17 on Curbside Pick-Up

On Politics: In Focus airing Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 6:30 a.m. and Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 1 p.m. we hear from a local legislator who is urging Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to pass legislation allowing curbside pickup for retail businesses in the Commonwealth....

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Senator Santarsiero to Host KidsFest in Morrisville 

Senator Santarsiero to Host KidsFest in Morrisville 

NEWTOWN – October 10, 2019 –  On Saturday, October 19th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, state Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) will host a KidsFest at Morrisville High School in Morrisville, Pennsylvania.   There will be more than 30 vendors with fun and valuable...

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Officials celebrate renovation of SEPTA’s Levittown Station

Officials celebrate renovation of SEPTA’s Levittown Station

Federal, state and county officials joined together Thursday to celebrate the official completion of the station’s renovation off Route 13 in Tullytown. As state Rep. John Galloway puts it, for years SEPTA’s dilapidated Levittown Station in Tullytown was a “symbol of...

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General Motors workers rally 2 weeks into strike

General Motors workers rally 2 weeks into strike

For two straight weeks, the picket line continues outside of The General Motors Plant in Langhorne, Pennsylvania as members of United Auto Workers 2177 continue to strike. On Saturday, several unions came out to a rally to throw their support behind the GM employees....

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State legislators tour bridges due for replacement

State legislators tour bridges due for replacement

State Sen. Steve Santarsiero (D-10) announced during a road tour with state and local representatives that two local bridge replacement projects and several repaving projects will be the focus of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) investment....

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Speed Up Repairs To Limekiln Road Bridge, State Lawmakers Urge

Speed Up Repairs To Limekiln Road Bridge, State Lawmakers Urge

DOYLESTOWN, PA — A much-needed local bridge project was a main focus Wednesday as lawmakerS and PennDOT officials toured roadways in need of repair in Bucks County, including the Limekiln Road bridge in Doylestown. State Sen. Steve Santarsiero and other local...

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