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Two bills aim to alleviate the burden of paying tolls

Two bills aim to alleviate the burden of paying tolls

Two bills, one in the state House and one in the Senate, would alleviate the burden placed on drivers and businesses whose tolls are used to build roads and bridges statewide.  The bills would provide Pennsylvania-based businesses and motorists a commuter tax credit...

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Legislators promote toll reductions

Legislators promote toll reductions

State Sen. Steve Santarsiero (D-10), and state Rep. Perry Warren (D-31) held a press conference near the Scudder Falls Bridge interchange in Lower Makefield to announce SB 451 and HB 329, legislation that would alleviate some of the burden placed on Pennsylvania-based...

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East Rockhill continues opposition to Rockhill Quarry

East Rockhill continues opposition to Rockhill Quarry

The East Rockhill supervisors voted this week to continue legal action against the controversial quarry north of the Pennridge Airport. East Rockhill is continuing its opposition to the controversial Rockhill Quarry, after the township Board of Supervisors voted...

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Lawmakers propose tax credit to offset higher turnpike tolls

Lawmakers propose tax credit to offset higher turnpike tolls

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – With tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike continuing to increase, some state lawmakers are introducing bills aimed at relieving the burden on drivers. State Sen. Steve Santarsiero (D-Bucks) and Rep. Perry Warren (D-Bucks) have introduced bills...

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Bucks Co. Lawmakers Push For Commuter Tolls Relief

Bucks Co. Lawmakers Push For Commuter Tolls Relief

YARDLEY, PA — Lawmakers in Bucks County are pushing for a new law that would give commuters, including those who drive back and forth into New Jersey, a break on tolls. On Friday, state Sen. Steve Santarsiero and state Rep. Perry Warren held a press conference near...

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Bill tracker: When addiction treatment becomes big business

Bill tracker: When addiction treatment becomes big business

Imagine you are an opioid addict leaving a Narcotics Anonymous meeting, and a man standing outside the building strikes up a conversation. He understands what you’re going through in the difficult and often discouraging fight to end your dependence on drugs. Even...

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Understanding the threat of eating disorders

Understanding the threat of eating disorders

Eating disorders are recognized as the most fatal mental illnesses. Someone dies as the result of an eating disorder about once an hour, according to the Eating Disorders Coalition. Eating disorders affect Pennsylvanians from all backgrounds. Genetics, environmental...

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Jayson Stark honored in Harrisburg

Jayson Stark honored in Harrisburg

State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, and state Sen. Steve Santarsiero, D-Bucks, joined Gov. Tom Wolf in hosting longtime local and national baseball writer Jayson Stark at the state Capitol in Harrisburg earlier this month to celebrate his election as the 2019 winner of...

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State bill focuses on eating disorder education for parents

State bill focuses on eating disorder education for parents

Two bills introduced by state Sen. Steven Santarsiero, D-10, and Rep. Tom Murt, R-152, would require schools to provide eating disorder educational materials to parents of students in fifth through 12th grades. New legislation from two area lawmakers seeks to educate...

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Newtown Twp Baseball Writer Honored At State Capitol

Newtown Twp Baseball Writer Honored At State Capitol

HARRISBURG, PA — A Newtown Township resident and national baseball writer was recognized by lawmakers Monday at the state Capitol in Harrisburg for winning a prestigious sportswriting award. Longtime local and national baseball writer Jayson Stark was recognized by...

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Bucks towns get $1.3 million from state Red Light Program

Bucks towns get $1.3 million from state Red Light Program

Bristol, Doylestown and Plumstead townships and Morrisville were all awarded grants through the Automated Red Light Enforcement program this week. State officials announced more than $1.3 million in state grants awarded to four Bucks County towns earlier this week...

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Santarsiero, Warren announce state grant to revitalize Newtown

Santarsiero, Warren announce state grant to revitalize Newtown

Sen. Steven Santarsiero and State Rep. Perry Warren, both D-Bucks, announced last month that the state Department of Community and Economic Development is awarding a $40,000 grant to Newtown. The funds are being provided through the department’s Early Intervention...

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Senators shop bill to give AG more environmental authority

Senators shop bill to give AG more environmental authority

State Sens. Steve Santarsiero and Maria Collett want to give the state attorney general the ability to prosecute environmental crimes, without waiting for a referral from another agency. But detractors say authority should remain with the state DEP. State Sens. Steve...

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Bristol Township schools, MBIT receive state security grants

Bristol Township schools, MBIT receive state security grants

The Bristol Township School District and Middle Bucks Institute of Technology in Warwick received grants that can be spent on security equipment and training in its use. The Bristol Township School District and Middle Bucks Institute of Technology in Warwick were...

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Breakfast gets a boost at several area schools

Breakfast gets a boost at several area schools

Schools in the Abington, Bristol Township, Pennridge and Upper Moreland school districts were among 151 across the state to receive state breakfast mini-grants. Getting that first meal of the day is more likely for students at several area schools. Schools in the...

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After 20 years, Doylestown redevelopment moves ahead

After 20 years, Doylestown redevelopment moves ahead

It’s been some 20 years in the making, but with the help of a $1.5 million state grant it seems the long-awaited redevelopment of the PennDOT property at North Broad and Doyle streets is a step closer to becoming a reality. State and local officials gathered at the...

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Sellersville bridge repairs get $4.7 million from PennDOT

Sellersville bridge repairs get $4.7 million from PennDOT

Work on the deteriorating bridge on Main Street in Sellersville begins this summer, and should take just over a year to complete. Two state legislators announced $4.7 million in Pennsylvania Department of Transportation funding will help repair a 92-year-old bridge on...

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PennDOT to leave Doylestown by fall

PennDOT to leave Doylestown by fall

A PennDOT official for Bucks County confirmed the new facility in Plumstead should be ready for the department to begin moving this summer and the property at 229 N. Broad Street vacant by the fall The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is expected to leave its...

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Doylestown gets $1.5 million state grant for borough hall

Doylestown gets $1.5 million state grant for borough hall

Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-143, announced last week the borough will use the money “to acquire and redevelop” the existing Broad Street PennDOT facility. Doylestown Borough’s plans to turn the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Broad Street office into a new...

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