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[Pennsylvania] No-nicotine policy ignites debate: What are your thoughts?

WellSpan Health's announcement that as of Jan. 1 it will no longer hire smokers or nicotine users set off a burning debate among PennLive commenters. Many see the move as an erosion of personal freedom and wonder where it will end.
Harrisburg (PA) Patriot-News
added Aug 20, 2014 12:06
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[Pennsylvania] Phillipsburg Housing Authority restricts smoking at senior high rises; Easton's policy more limited

The Phillipsburg Housing Authority on Aug. 1 banned smoking for new tenants of its three senior high rises and in the common areas there, Executive Director Paul Rummerfield said. Residents will still be allowed to smoke in designated outdoor areas away
Easton (PA) Express-Times
added Aug 14, 2014 02:53

[Pennsylvania] Allegheny Health Network bans tobacco from grounds

The seven-hospital Allegheny Health Network will ban smoking and all other tobacco use anywhere on property it owns starting Jan. 1. Two of the network's hospitals, Jefferson Hospital in Jefferson Hills and Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, already ban smo
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 12, 2014 11:47
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[Pennsylvania] Philly cigarette tax hits headwinds in House

The up-front funding authorized by Corbett represents early disbursement of cash the schools would normally receive throughout the academic year. Corbett backs the cigarette tax plan, but some House Republicans complain they're being asked to help Phila
Johnstown (PA) Tribune-Democrat
added Aug 7, 2014 11:35

[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Cigarette tax, responsibility up in smoke

Pennsylvania’s Legislature, which won’t reconvene until mid-September, has perfected the art of being paid full time for part-time work. That’s of scant help to children in Philadelphia, whose public schools are scheduled to open Sept. 8, before the leg
Scranton (PA) Times-Tribune
added Aug 5, 2014 11:39

[Pennsylvania] Inquirer Editorial: House of cards

Although the Republican majority appeared to have settled on a plan to allow the state-run district to subsist on a new $2-a-pack tax on city smokers, the levy became mired in eleventh-hour bickering between the leaders of the House and Senate. When the b
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Aug 4, 2014 10:21

[Pennsylvania] POLANECZKY: Vote delayed, kids denied

On Thursday, Turzai and Smith announced that the Republican-controlled House will not meet next week to vote on the $2-per-pack cigarette-tax bill. Even though they had promised they would. ... It's repugnant that this is what the school-funding crisis
Philadelphia (PA) Daily News
added Aug 4, 2014 10:19

[Pennsylvania] Corbett, legislators to meet on Phila. cigarette tax

Corbett's office said the governor had scheduled a meeting Monday with leaders from the Republican-controlled House and Senate to discuss both the $2-per-pack levy for Philadelphia and pension reform - two unresolved issues that were sticking points in b
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Aug 4, 2014 10:14

[Pennsylvania] Cigarette-tax vote canceled, imperiling Philly schools

Leaders in the Republican-controlled House announced Thursday that it will not reconvene next week as planned to vote on a bill that would authorize a $2-per-pack tax to help fund the city´s cash-strapped schools
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Aug 1, 2014 15:35
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[Pennsylvania] UPDATE: Cigarette Tax Vote Canceled

Instead, the chamber will return at the end of its summer break, or September 15. In the interim, House leaders are apparently attempting to work out an alternative solution to infuse cash into the schools, including possibly advancing money to the city.
Philadelphia Magazine
added Jul 31, 2014 16:54
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