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Commissioners meeting Aug. 17

The Aug. 17 meeting of the Bucks County Commissioners is set for 10:30 a.m. at the Bucks County Administration Building

House bans keeping ‘big cats’ as pets

The Big Cat Public Safety Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, would prohibit keeping tigers, lions and other big cat species as pets

PA FOP backs Oz

The Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police unanimously endorsed Dr. Mehmet Oz, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate

Laurie Smith to run for 18th House District

The Democrat candidate replaces Kris Walski on the ballot

Thomas named Legislative Champion by Mental Health America

Rep. Wendi Thomas has been working toward Collaborative Care Models and addressing the mental health needs of students and first responders

Gun-safety group backs Fitzpatrick

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick is receiving the support of Giffords PAC

Garrity endorses Oz

Stacy Garrity, State Treasurer, says Dr. Mehmet Oz would be a ‘champion for personal liberties and the American Dream’

State of the State Luncheon set for Aug. 25

A discussion panel features Sen. Steve Santarsiero, Rep. Wendi Thomas and other local elected officials

Commissioners meeting Aug. 3

The next Bucks County Commissioners meeting on Aug. 3 takes place at 10:30 a.m. at the Bucks County Administration Building in Doylestown

Money for girls to learn electrical

Rep. Tina Davis helped secure $394,383 to implement Rosie’s Girls, an electrical trade apprenticeship program for female high schoolers

Thomas bill to increase benefit paid to veteran funerals goes to the governor

House Bill 1421 would up the provision to $250 per day from the current amount of $150

Sponsored legislation by local reps advances

Bucks County Republican state Reps. Farry, Tomlinson and Thomas advanced legislative initiatives that were either recently passed or included in the budget

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