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Capitol reporter Katie Meyer covers Pennsylvania politics and issues at the Pennsylvania state capitol.

Stella's aftermath slows down Pa. legislature

Written by Katie Meyer | Mar 15, 2017 5:48 AM

During the heaviest snow, the on-ramp from Route 441 to Route 83 in Dauphin County was quiet. Photo by Tim Lambert/WITF

(Harrisburg) -- Snow has stopped falling for the most part, and roads have re-opened across Pennsylvania.

But, it looks as though state lawmakers may take a little more time to get up and running again. Committee meetings remain cancelled for the rest of the week.

This was supposed to be a busy week for the House.

The chamber had well over a dozen committee meetings scheduled to vote on various bills.

But, those are all on hold-House spokesman Stephen Miskin says, indefinitely.

He says he's not particularly worried that this holdup will put lawmakers at a disadvantage in getting legislation passed.

The Senate didn't have any committee meetings scheduled this week.

Both chambers should be back in action by next Monday, when there's a joint hearing on the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

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