Otten bills address food waste, food insecurity

State Rep. Danielle Friel Otten State Rep. Danielle Friel Otten, D-Chester, hosted constituents in her district office Tuesday evening for an overview and discussion of her proposed food waste reduction bills, followed by the screening of a documentary on food waste. “More food reaches our landfills and incinerators than any other single material in our everyday trash stream,” Otten said. “Today,...

Dinniman pushes for dog protection bills

Sen. Andy Dinniman with bipartisan lawmakers and animal advocates at a rally in Harrisburg to pass legislation to end puppy mills and prohibit leaving dogs in hot cars. The dog days of summer may be behind us but a group of rescue dogs, animal advocates and bipartisan lawmakers joined state Senator Andy Dinniman in Harrisburg this week to rally for two important bills to better protect our pet...

Obama expected to sign four Meehan bills

Congressman Pat Meehan looks on as Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) signs the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act to send it to the President’s desk on Thursday. President Barack Obama was expected to sign four bills authored by Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-7.) after all received broad bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate this week. Three of the measures were included in landmark legislation...