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Pa. House drops ‘legislative privilege,’ will release lawmaker spending details

The announcement came more than a week after The Caucus and Spotlight PA revealed House lawyers had blacked out spending details in thousands of pages of records
By Brad Bumsted/The Caucus, Sam Janesch/The Caucus and Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

Pa. Senate officials scrub details from financial records, raising alarm among open records advocates

In documents turned over to The Caucus and Spotlight PA, Senate officials edited out spending information, making it appear as though it never existed
By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA, Brad Bumsted/The Caucus and Sam Janesch/The Caucus

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Smart Talk: Legislation aims to help fire companies recoup cost

There is new legislation in the works that would allow volunteer fire companies to bill for the cost of their emergency response.

By Merideth Bucher

Legislation aims to help fire companies recoup cost

In Pennsylvania, more than 96% of registered fire departments are manned by volunteers. Managing a volunteer fire department is an exercise in doing a lot with very little funding. There is new legislation in the works that would allow volunteer fire companies to bill for the cost of their emergency response.  

By Merideth Bucher