The Dentons Pennsylvania Public Affairs team has you covered with a curated run-down of the top news headlines and trending policy issues for the week ending November 10th.
This week, Pennsylvania leads the nation in Lyme disease cases, and the continued development of forested areas increases people’s risk of being bitten by the species of tick that transmits the illness. PA lawmakers advanced a measure to keep students in their schools while officials and parents work out disputes over whether they reside in a given district. Is there finally bipartisan support for support to mandate health insurers to cover biomarker testing? Protecting Workers from Secondhand Smoke Act is one step closer to prohibiting guests from smoking inside Pennsylvania casinos. And finally, Pennsylvania remains unlikely to legalize recreational marijuana in 2024.
- Pa. leads the nation for Lyme disease cases. Development in forests boosts the risk. SpotlightPA
- Proposal would keep Pennsylvania students enrolled amid district residency disputes. Associated Press
- Mandate for insurers to cover life-saving biomarker testing gets bipartisan push in Pa. PennLive
- Pennsylvania Casino Smoking Ban Bill Passes Through House Committee. Play Pennsylvania
- Where Pennsylvania stands on legalizing weed in 2024. Axios Philadelphia