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Legislative Year in Review

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Legislative Update
Friday, January 05, 2018  The latest news from the State Capitol
Legislative Year in Review

As we begin a new year, it’s worth looking back at the first half of the 2017-18 legislative session where we advanced a number of important bills to improve education and our safety, enhance the quality of life for families and senior citizens, and reform government – all while standing up for taxpayers.

In addition to passing a no-tax-increase budget, the House approved legislation to force public officials and employees who are convicted of public corruption crimes to forfeit their government pension; keep children safe from online predators; extend the popular and successful Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); protect senior citizens’ prescription drug coverage; and delay the implementation of the Keystone Exam as a graduation requirement.

Looking ahead to 2018, the House is coordinating a legislative agenda focusing on work and economic opportunity, educating for success, escaping government dysfunction, and protecting families and communities.

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