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Democrats step in to counter GOP fracking suit

Democrats step in to counter GOP fracking suit

State Sen. Steve Santarsiero (D-10) was joined by Democratic colleagues Friday in New Hope to announce their action to protect clean drinking water from environmental hazards of fracking. Their action was in response to a lawsuit filed by Republican senators against...

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Solebury To Get State Money For Police Body Cameras

Solebury To Get State Money For Police Body Cameras

SOLEBURY TOWNSHIP, PA — Solesbury Township is getting money from the state to help buy body cameras for its police officers. The township will receive $16,155 through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, state Sen. Steve Santarsiero announced. He said...

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Fitzpatrick, Santarsiero urge EPA to close Rockhill Quarry

Fitzpatrick, Santarsiero urge EPA to close Rockhill Quarry

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick on Thursday renewed calls to permanently ban mining at a controversial quarry in East Rockhill where naturally occurring asbestos was discovered over two years ago. The Republican lawmaker from Middletown urged the newly confirmed head of...

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Focus on state parks at Pa. Senate budget hearing

Focus on state parks at Pa. Senate budget hearing

HARRISBURG — The future of a state park system that has seen record visits during the past year but faces a backlog of infrastructure work was a key topic Tuesday during a Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing. A proposed $427 million budget will help the...

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Senators to reintroduce health insurance bill

Senators to reintroduce health insurance bill

State Sens. Steve Santarsiero, D-Bucks County, and Michele Brooks, R-Mercer County, will reintroduce legislation that will allow children to stay on their parents' health insurance until age 26. Under current Pennsylvania law, a child can stay on his or her parents'...

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Fracking Permanently Banned In Delaware River Basin

Fracking Permanently Banned In Delaware River Basin

Hydraulic fracking has been permanently barred in the Delaware River basin. The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), which is overseen by the governors of Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and a representative from the federal government, voted 4-0...

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Sustainable Farming In Bucks Co. Focus Of Roundtable Event

Sustainable Farming In Bucks Co. Focus Of Roundtable Event

BUCKS COUNTY — Local farming experts and state officials will take in part of a virtual roundtable discussion on supporting sustainable agriculture in Bucks County. The event will be live streamed at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11. Click here to register. State Sen....

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Donald Trump and the impeachment trial dividing America

Donald Trump and the impeachment trial dividing America

Thick snow covers the fields along the road to Piketown, Pennsylvania. A frosty atmosphere has gripped the countryside. Months after the federal election, large banners in support of former US President Donald Trump still hang from verandas or cling to the facades of...

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GUEST OPINION: We can and must do justice

GUEST OPINION: We can and must do justice

Earlier this week it was revealed that the Pennsylvania Department of State failed to advertise the 2019 passage of a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would allow the victims of child sex abuse, whose claims had been barred by the statute of...

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Bill To Reform Child Custody Process Moves Forward

Bill To Reform Child Custody Process Moves Forward

Legislation named after a Pennsbury School District student who was tragically murdered is moving forward in Harrisburg. Senate Bill 78, known as Kayden’s Law, came before the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee Monday and was voted with bipartisan support out of...

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‘Kayden’s Law’ Quickly Clears Senate Committee

‘Kayden’s Law’ Quickly Clears Senate Committee

LOWER MAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP, PA — A child-protection bill named in honor of a slain Lower Makefield girl was one of the first pieces of legislation approved by the state senate committee that was considering it. The bill, co-sponsored by Bucks County state Sen. Steve...

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Santarsiero to serve as Dem Judiciary chair

Santarsiero to serve as Dem Judiciary chair

State Sen. Steve Santarsiero (D-10th dist.) announced his appointment as minority-party chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. In addition to his chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee, Santarsiero will serve on the Appropriations, Consumer Protection &...

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The way forward starts with the truth

The way forward starts with the truth

While shocking, the events of Jan. 6, 2021 were hardly surprising. Leaving aside Donald Trump’s often abhorrent behavior over the last four years of his presidency, his actions in just the last few months were a strong signal of what was to come. At the first...

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