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Proposed PA Senate Bill Would Use Federal Money to Pay for Nurses in Non-public Schools

The PA Catholic Conference has been working for years to make sure that school districts in Pennsylvania provide nursing services for non-public school students. That includes Catholic schools, of course. We’ve been getting resistance along the way, even though the state require
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PCC Looking To Rally Support For Bill To Help Prevent Suicide

(PA Rep. Dawn Keefer is pictured)   The PA Catholic Conference is looking to rally support for HB 1827, which is sponsored by Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-York) and is better known as “Shawn’s Law.” House Bill 1827 is now in the Senate Judiciary Committee. We are hoping there will be enou
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PCC Applauds Supreme Court Rulings That Reaffirm Religious Liberties

  The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference applauds the Supreme Court’s decisions in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and St. James Catholic School v. Biel. In both cases, the Court reaffirmed the
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PCC Press Release on Governor’s Veto of Telemedicine Bill

PCC LAMENTS GOVERNOR’S VETO OF TELEMEDICINE BILL  HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference today lamented Governor Wolf’s veto of the Telemedicine Bill that had passed the House and Senate. “This is very distressing,” said Eric Failing, the Executive Di
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PCC Press Release on PA Senate Passage of Telemedicine Bill

PCC APPLAUDS PA SENATE FOR PASSING TELEMEDICINE BILL IN SAFE FORM     HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference today applauded the PA Senate passage of Senate Bill 857–Telemedicine– in a form that retains current protections against dangerous drugs identified
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PCC Press Release Calling for Ethically-Based Vaccines to Combat Covid-19

  PCC JOINS U.S. CATHOLIC BISHOPS IN CALLING FOR ETHICALLY-BASED VACCINES TO COMBAT COVID-19   HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference today joined Catholic bishops from around the nation in calling for the development and use of ethically-based vaccines to combat
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Rep. Paul Schemel Talks About Telemedicine; Merit-Selection of Judges

Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) is an attorney, so it makes perfect sense for him to be involved in crafting legislation that impacts the judicial system in Pennsylvania. In fact, he has indeed authored a measure that would change the way certain judges are selected, from the current p
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Wolf Administration Sees Progress in Battle Against Opioid Crisis in Pennsylvania

It was back in January of last year that Governor Wolf declared a disaster emergency in the opioid crisis. The declaration suspended regulations hindering access to addiction care. It was the first time that a disaster emergency was declared for a public health crisis in Pennsylvania.
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PA Rep. Aaron Bernstine helping the little guy…in the home and in the womb

With the coldest weather of the season upon us, it’s hard to imagine having to live without heat in our homes. Yet that’s what many residents across Pennsylvania have faced, with boroughs across the state being permitted– by law– to turn off power on a resident who could n
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