Legislation

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City Councilwoman Backing Legislation To Study Local Daycares

Nearly two thirds of children under the age of 5 are from families where both parents work.

11/18/2014

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Local Salon Owners Gear Up For New Tanning Bed Bill

Doctors have been long concerned about the health risks of tanning beds, and in just a matter of days, many of those concerns will be written in a new state law.

05/05/2014

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New Legislations Proposes Turning Interstates Into Toll Roads

Right now you can drive north on Interstate 79 from West Virginia, turn east on Interstate 80 and never pay a toll within Pennsylvania.

05/05/2014

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Congressman Talks About Dealing With Mental Illness

Congressman Tim Murphy brings his unique mental health perspective to the legislative side to prevent violent tragedies.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/10/2014

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Rocco’s Law Introduced To Increase Penalties For Killing A K-9

Snieper, Mt. Lebanon’s officer, is trained to stop a bad guy, but for his handler he’s more than just a police dog.

02/03/2014

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Rep. Murphy Proposes Mental Health Reforms

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) Earlier this year a man who was allegedly hallucinating and paranoid killed his 76 year-old grandmother in Gibsonia when he said the “Archangel Michael” made him do it. The family told KDKA’s John Shumway when it happened they wanted to see laws change because families need protection against thoughts who they feel are violent but have yet to act out.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–12/12/2013

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New Survey Says One-Quarter Of Drivers Surf The Web

Stand on any side of the road and it’s likely you’ll see drivers with a cell phone against their ear.

11/12/2013

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Helmet Laws Debated As Motorcycle Deaths Go Up

Anyone who’s ever climbed on a motorcycle talks about the feeling of freedom, especially without a helmet.

04/24/2013

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Sen. Casey: Federal Probe Into VA Legionnaires’ Outbreak Shows Failures

Sen. Bob Casey says the findings of a federal investigation into an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the Pittsburgh VA are an important step toward preventing future occurrences.

04/23/2013

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Casey Introduces Legislation Requiring VA To Report Legionnaires’

New legislation is being proposed in response to a Legionnaires’ outbreak at the VA Healthcare System in Pittsburgh that killed five patients.

03/26/2013

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New Legislation Aims To Strengthen “Puppy Lemon Law”

A bill designed to help more puppy buyers get their money back after buying a sick or diseased dog is on its way to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

03/12/2013

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New Legislation Hopes To Prevent Cardiac Deaths

Lifelong hockey player Josh Singleton died in 2003 as he was coming up the steps at home — a sudden cardiac death.

02/12/2013

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Pa. Senator Introduces Bill To Legalize Marijuana

While marijuana is still against federal law, states are moving in the opposite direction.

KDKA-TV–02/11/2013

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Texting: Who Can Actually See Your Messages?

Texting has become the connection of choice for a generation, direct, instant and seen by the person it’s intended for.

02/08/2013

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Right To Work Supporters Hope To Boost Economy

Those members in the Senate and many business leaders who don’t agree with the current state laws enforcing compulsory unionism joined together on Tuesday in Harrisburg to reintroduce Right to Work legislation.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/24/2013

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