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Opioid deaths in Pa. decreased in 2018

Gov. Tom Wolf has announced in a press release that opioid drug overdose deaths in Pennsylvania fell last year. Wolf, citing data from the Drug Enforcement Agency, said opioid overdose deaths were 18 percent lower in 2018 than in 2017. “This is a good piece of news in our ongoing fight,” Wolf said. “However, new ...

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Employment-eligibility bill draws backing (access required)

Earlier this year, State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, a Republican who represents parts of Berks and Lehigh counties, introduced House Bill 1170, legislation that would require employers in the construction industry to use the federal E-Verify system to ensure their employees do not include people not authorized to work in the U.S.

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