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My Audio Updates
Here you will find audio clips about important events that have taken place during the current and past Legislative Sessions.
Rep. Boback Sponsors Measure Designating October 19th as Prescription Lock ‘Em Up Day in PA
In an effort to raise awareness about medication diversion and remind citizens to lock up their prescription drugs, the Pennsylvania House has approved a resolution designating October 19th as Lock ‘Em Up Day in Pennsylvania. Prime sponsor of House Resolution 1070, Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna, Luzerne & Wyoming) said the resolution was introduced in response to a rising number of thefts involving dangerous prescription drugs, particularly from senior citizens; and the need to build awareness about the risks of not storing drugs in a secure location.
Rep. Boback Comments on Opioid Crisis in PA
On Wednesday, Gov. Tom Wolf spoke before a joint session of the General Assembly about Pennsylvania’s ongoing opioid and heroin abuse crisis, calling for the legislature to address access and abuse of the drugs, from prescription to disposal. Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wyoming) said the House has been proactive on the issue, having already moved several pieces of key legislation.
Boback Introduces Bill to Encourage Protection of Children
Legislation designed to encourage citizens to take action when they encounter children trapped in a hot car has been introduced in Harrisburg. House Bill 2276 would provide civil immunity for any damage done by those who act responsibly in rescuing a child from a hot car. Bill sponsor Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wyoming) said people who step in to provide assistance should not have to fear civil penalties for their lifesaving action. House Bill 2276 now awaits consideration by the House Judiciary Committee.
Rep. Boback Calls for Support of Civics Education
Legislation designed to improve the knowledge of history and civics in the Commonwealth was the topic of a press conference held in Harrisburg on Monday. Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wyoming) is the co-sponsor of House Bill 1858, which would require high school students to pass a test on basic facts of U.S. history and civics taken from the United States Citizenship Civics Test – the same test all immigrants applying for U.S. citizenship must pass.
Rep. Boback Reacts to Governor’s Budget Announcement
At a press conference held at the State Capitol on Wednesday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that he intends to allow a budget approved by the General Assembly last week to become law without his signature. The move signals the end of a nine-month fiscal impasse in Pennsylvania. The 30 billion dollar spending plan allows money to flow to schools, corrections, and agriculture programs that had been held hostage during negotiations.
Rep. Karen Boback Legislative Radio Report/Podcast
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A Legislative Report Program/Podcast with Rep. Karen Boback (R-Luzerne, Wyoming & Lackawanna) is now available on the House Republican Radio News Service. You may use this brief public affairs report in its entirety or edit it down for actualities to use in your state government news coverage.
Rep. Boback Invites Area Elderly and Caregivers to Her Annual Senior Expos
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Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming) will host two Senior Expo events for residents of the 117th Legislative District in the month of August. The first Senior Expo will be held in conjunction with Misericordia University on Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Banks Student Life Center at 301 Lake St. in Dallas. A second Senior Expo will be held with Rep. Sandra Major on Thursday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Triton Hose Company, located at 116 W. Tioga St. in Tunkhannock. More information is available at www.RepBoback.com.
Rep. Boback’s Pulse Oximetry Testing Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk
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The state House this week gave final approval to legislation which would require pulse oximetry testing for newborns in Pennsylvania. Bill sponsor Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia, Luzerne & Wyoming) said adding this simple test at birth could be a real lifesaver for newborns suffering from congenital heart defects. Mike Davies reporting... wrap and stand alone bite available.
Rep. Boback Hosts House Majority Policy Committee Hearing on Preparing PA Students for the Jobs of the Future
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Preparing today’s college students for the careers of the future was the topic of a public hearing held Tuesday by the House Majority Policy Committee at Penn State Wilkes Barre. The committee heard testimony on how institutions are aligning curriculum, career development, and student life activities to meet the Commonwealth’s future workforce needs. Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia, Luzerne & Wyoming) hosted the hearing and said she was glad to hear that institutions in northeastern Pennsylvania are making efforts to ready local students for the job market of tomorrow. Mike Davies reporting... wrap and stand alone bite available.
Full House Passes Boback’s Bill to Re-Establish Governor’s Schools
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The Pennsylvania House has approved legislation to re-establish the Governor’s Schools of Excellence. Funding for that program was discontinued by a previous administration in 2009, but Gov. Tom Corbett has recommended that the General Assembly fund the program in the 2014-15 budget. Bill sponsor Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia, Luzerne & Wyoming) said she is glad the Commonwealth is renewing this program which offers selected students the opportunity to attend a multi-week, tuition-free, summer enrichment program at colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. Mike Davies reporting... wrap and stand alone bite available.