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(The Center Square) – New information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that prices for consumer goods have risen significantly in the past year, putting extra strain on Americans’ budgets and worrying experts.

Harrisburg, PA - Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and State Veterinarian Dr. Kevin Brightbill recently discussed a variety of dangerous transmissible animal diseases that threaten Pennsylvania’s $34.6 billion animal agriculture industry. Should these diseases – which are currently present in other countries – arise anywhere in the United States, Pennsylvania would need to immediately declare a state of emergency to support the industry.

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West Virginia is leading the way on tackling the growing problem of rising prescription drug costs. In April, state lawmakers passed and the governor signed into law legislation that regulates the middlemen of the drug supply chain, which are a core reason behind inflated pharmaceutical prices. West Virginia is the first state to adopt the monumental policy – a move that will save patients big time at the pharmacy counter.

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(The Center Square) – A gas shortage is expected this summer not because there won’t be enough fuel but because there aren’t enough highly trained and licensed tanker drivers to transport it.