Jaxon White

Jaxon White

Jaxon White is a summer intern for the Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents Association, and a student at Bucknell University, where is editor of the campus newspaper.

Removing homosexuality from Pa. crimes code is a start, advocates say. But more needs to be done

By: - July 16, 2022

Next up: Finally passing a statewide anti-discrimination law for LGBTQ Pennsylvanians.

Protesters picket top Pa. House leader’s office over proposed constitutional amendment on abortion

By: - July 14, 2022

'This bill will enshrine discrimination into our Constitution,' Lindsey Maulin, of Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania said.

New Pa. budget includes $140M boost to state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program

By: - July 14, 2022

Pennsylvanians living with a disability, widows who are aged 50 and older, and residents 65 or older can qualify.

New Pa. budget includes long-sought corporate tax cut

By: - July 13, 2022

The recently approved state budget includes a long-sought reduction to Pennsylvania’s corporate net income tax, one of the highest in the nation.  The tax will be lowered from the current 9.99 percent — a figure not changed since 1995 — to 8.99 percent this year. It will then drop an additional 0.5 percent each year […]

Pa. budget adds money for gun violence prevention programs; bigger reforms are left undone

By: - July 12, 2022

More substantive initiatives, such as an assault weapons ban, red flag law remain in committee.

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Here’s how Pa.’s advocacy community reacted to the 2022-23 state budget

By: - July 8, 2022

From schools to climate change, a cross-section of comment on the $45.2B spending plan on its way to Gov. Tom Wolf's desk.

Pa. General Assembly approves amendment package as reproductive rights advocates protest

By: , and - July 8, 2022

Late Thursday night, the Senate Rules Committee voted along party lines to advance the bill and table a series of amendments proposed by Democrats.

Advocates, lawmakers warn of healthcare cost spike without action by Congress

By: - July 7, 2022

Tax credits that help thousands pay for their insurance are set to expire later this year unless lawmakers act.

Direct service providers rally for more money in the 2022-23 state budget at the Pennsylvania state Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Lehigh Valley Dem keeping up budget push for $100M mental health program

By: - July 7, 2022

Rep. Mike Schlossberg, who's been public with his own mental health battles, says he wants to 'move the conversation' on the issue.

A proposed reduction to Pennsylvania's corporate net income tax could be included in this year's state budget.

Adding to this year’s budget drama: How to cut Pa.’s corporate tax rate

By: - July 5, 2022

A cut to Pennsylvania's corporate net income tax still could be included in this year's state budget.