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Government Outreach -September 7, 2023

September 8, 2023 / Comments Off on Government Outreach -September 7, 2023
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Government Affairs & General Updates September 7, 2023 1. House panel examines consumer data privacy bill. Legislation to protect consumer data privacy drew mixed views from businesses and business groups Wednesday during an information-gathering meeting before a House committee. The Commerce Committee looked at House Bill 1201 aimed at protecting consumers’ digital privacy, allowing them…

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Government Outreach -September 8, 2023

September 8, 2023 / Comments Off on Government Outreach -September 8, 2023
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Government Affairs & General UpdatesSeptember 8, 2023 1. The last part of the Pa. budget standoff is costing state courts millions of dollars Thanks to budget dysfunction in the state Capitol, people filing divorces, estates, and many other legal actions across Pennsylvania are getting a financial break while courts lose millions of dollars. Authorization under…

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Government Outreach -September 5, 2023

September 5, 2023 / Comments Off on Government Outreach -September 5, 2023
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Government Affairs & General Updates September 5, 2023 1. Gov. Josh Shapiro’s administration has slashed wait times and backlogs for state approvals and licenses – Within the first few weeks of Gov. Josh Shapiro’s administration, the new Democratic governor promised to make Pennsylvania more friendly for businesses and workers. Since then, Shapiro’s administration has made…

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Government Outreach -August 31, 2023

August 31, 2023 / Comments Off on Government Outreach -August 31, 2023
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Government Affairs & General Updates August 31, 2023 1. Senate passes pair of code bills but House Democrats say there’s no agreement on the provisions in the legislation. The state Senate sent a pair of budget-related bills Wednesday though it’s unclear how much, if any, progress the effort made toward settling the unresolved issues with…

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Government Outreach -August 30, 2023

August 30, 2023 / Comments Off on Government Outreach -August 30, 2023
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Government Affairs & General Updates August 30, 2023 1. Senate scheduled to take up unresolved budget legislation today in rare August session. The state Senate is set to return to the Capitol to try to move the General Assembly a step closer to sending the governor legislation needed to implement key elements of the 2023-24…

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Government Outreach -August 29, 2023

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Government Affairs & General Updates August 29, 2023 1. Senate committee schedules vote on proposal to move primary date earlier. A Senate committee is scheduled Wednesday to consider a bill to change the 2024 presidential primary date, thus signaling the prospect for potential action on a time-sensitive issue. The State Government Committee chaired by Sen.…

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Government Outreach -August 25, 2023

August 25, 2023 / Comments Off on Government Outreach -August 25, 2023
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Government Affairs & General Updates August 25, 2023 1. Who’s to blame for the budget delays? Poll suggests voters aren’t sure but Shapiro remains historically popular. The new Franklin and Marshall poll suggests voters are more likely to blame lawmakers for the budget delay than they are to blame the governor. While voters surveyed by…

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Government Outreach -August 23, 2023

August 23, 2023 / Comments Off on Government Outreach -August 23, 2023
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Government Affairs & General Updates August 23, 2023 1. Business leaders, lawmakers hope for bipartisan action on permitting reform – Leaders from the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce partnered with two state senators on Tuesday to push for state-level permitting reforms, making the case that a streamlined and…

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Government Outreach -August 22, 2023

August 22, 2023 / Comments Off on Government Outreach -August 22, 2023
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Government Affairs & General Updates August 22, 2023 1. Senate schedules voting day to take up unresolved budget business. The state Senate is scheduled to return to the Capitol next week to take up the unfinished budget-related bills, but when members of the state House will return to the Capitol remains unclear. “Our work to…

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Government Outreach -August 21, 2023

August 21, 2023 / Comments Off on Government Outreach -August 21, 2023
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Government Affairs & General Updates August 21, 2023 1. Pa. legislators look to move 2024 primary for Passover – The 2024 primary is eight months away, but both Republican and Democratic politicians are looking to move the date a few weeks earlier. As it stands, the primary is to be held April 23. The Jewish…

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