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July 5, 2016: Pennsylvania Moment: Lyme disease has been found in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, and Chester County has one of the highest concentrations of the disease in Pennsylvania. Senator Dinniman has some simple tips to help everyone avoid Lyme disease this summer, as well as the West Nile and Zika viruses carried by mosquitoes.
July 5, 2016: The Pennsylvania Senate has passed legislation it hopes will alleviate a growing problem that many school districts are facing: finding substitute teachers to fill their classrooms. Here’s more with Senator Dinniman, the Democratic Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, who supports the measure.
June 30, 2016: The Pennsylvania Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing the month of July as “Uterine Fibroid Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania. Here’s more with Senator Dinniman who says uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumors of the uterus and affect up to 80% of women under the age of 50.
June 16, 2016: Senator Dinniman held another of his Telephone Town Hall Meetings last night in which participants were able to ask questions about a wide range of issues that are important to Chester County and the Commonwealth. You can listen here to the complete town hall meeting.
June 13, 2016: Pennsylvania Moment: With summer coming, more bicycles will be on Pennsylvania roadways. Senator Dinniman has safety tips for motorists and bicyclists on how to share the road.
May 17, 2016: Senator Dinniman addressed teachers and other officials gathered in the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg on “Teacher Education Day” and spoke about the challenges facing today’s teachers. Here is his speech:
May 16, 2016: The Pennsylvania Senate has adopted a resolution designating Tuesday, May 17, as “Teacher Education Day” in Pennsylvania. Here’s more with Senator Dinniman who says his resolution helps to recognize the outstanding service of teacher educators who prepare classroom teachers across Pennsylvania.
May 6, 2016: Pennsylvania Moment: May 30th is Memorial Day, and May 21st is Armed Forces Day. Senator Dinniman says veterans, their families and survivors should check and make sure they are receiving all of the benefits to which they’re entitled.
May 6, 2016: Pennsylvania Moment: May is national Pet Month. Senator Dinniman says one of the best things you can do for your dog is get a license.
April 13, 2016: Lt. Governor Mike Stack is calling on Pennsylvania to switch from annual budgets to a budget that covers two years at a time. Senator Dinniman says such a switch could be good news for schools and taxpayers.
April 11, 2016: The Pennsylvania Senate has adopted a resolution commemorating the 68th anniversary of the birthday of the state of Israel. Here’s more with Senator Dinniman, sponsor of the resolution.
April 6, 2016: April is SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH in Pennsylvania. Senator Dinniman says there’s a statewide campaign, “It’s On Us, Pennsylvania,” designed to call attention to and stop sexual assault, especially on college campuses.
April 6, 2016: April is AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH in Pennsylvania. Senator Dinniman says state law requires insurance coverage for autism treatment, and there’s a website listing the services offered to help those with autism.
April 5, 2016: Senator Dinniman joined community college students, trustees, faculty and staff to support Governor Wolf’s state budget proposal which calls for an additional $11.3 million in operations funding for the 14 community colleges across the state. It was all part of the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges’ Lobby Day at the State Capitol. Here’s more with Senator Dinniman, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Education Committee.
April 5, 2016: At a “Rally For Road Safety” today at the State Capitol, municipal officials and police officers from across Pennsylvania urged state lawmakers to stop unnecessary deaths, injuries and property damage by allowing local police departments to use radar equipment to enforce maximum speed laws. Joining the rally was Senator Dinniman who supports the use of radar by local law enforcement.