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The proposed Family Care Act

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness, taking time off from work for treatment can be costly, or even impossible. Families can risk financial hardship when faced with long-term treatments or even for routine medical events like the birth of a...

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Pa. Sen. Maria Collett introduces two PFAS bills

Sen. Maria Collett, D-12, of Lower Gwynedd, introduced two bills Monday that she says would help Pennsylvania tackle problems relating to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. As told in a special report Sunday, five years after the unregulated chemicals were...

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Pa. lawmakers considering paid medical leave measure

Two bills in the state House and Senate would establish a funding safety net for workers taking extended, long-term leave similar for medical issues similar to what is covered in the federal Family Medical Leave Act of 1993. State legislators in Bucks County are...

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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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Wolf visits Horsham, stumps with Stephens for PFAS funding

Gov. Tom Wolf visited Horsham on Pennsylvania to stump for a severance tax on natural gas drilling in the state, which he said could be used to pay the costs of cleaning up local drinking water contamination. State elected officials continue to seek funding sources to...

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Lawmakers, advocates share stories at D.A.R.A. forum

TOWAMENCIN — One decision, made in a split second, can ruin multiple lives forever — and one helping hand, held out at the right time, can keep that from happening. That was the message delivered by several local officials May 2 at a juvenile addition prevention forum...

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Pennsylvania legislation aimed at workplace harassment

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - Democratic lawmakers introduced a package of bills last week. The goal: making Pennsylvania a safe place to work. Supporters say these bills are past due. "Pennsylvanians deserve to go to work every day to put food on their tables and earn a...

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