Squeezed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Pa. farmers look to state, feds for help. But some are falling through the cracks
By: Julia Shanahan - June 7, 2020
While some programs have been able to provide a decent amount of money to small dairy operations, some small, specialty producers in the state say they’re finding themselves left out.
Wolf’s PAC showered more than $85K on Dem candidates in Pa. primary, records show
By: Julia Shanahan - June 4, 2020
Wolf's PAC also contributed $100,000 in March to the state House Democratic Campaign Committee and $50,000 in February to the Pennsylvania Democratic Party
Voting rights’ advocates warn of bumpy fall unless Pa. addresses primary day glitches
By: Julia Shanahan - June 3, 2020
Voting in this November’s general election could be disastrous if the state does not take measures to reform the model used for the primary election, a voter watchdog coalition warned Wednesday.
Advocates launch hunger strike to force Wolf to release inmates to slow COVID spread
By: Julia Shanahan - June 1, 2020
In a May 28 letter, Free People Strike called on Wolf to release 1,800 individuals eligible for release under an April 10 reprieve order Wolf signed to help aid the Department of Corrections in qualifying individuals for transfer or home confinement amid COVID-19 outbreaks in prisons.
Pa. scholarships capped again, but there’s good news for online students
By: Julia Shanahan - May 28, 2020
Pennsylvania students will not see larger scholarships in the fall, but those enrolled in online courses will be eligible for the same amount of aid as students who attend classes on campus. The governing board at Pennsylvania’s student loan agency voted Thursday to tweak an existing grant program to provide the same financial aid eligibility […]
Lawmakers advance plan to spend $2.6 billion of Pennsylvania’s coronavirus stimulus
By: Stephen Caruso and Julia Shanahan - May 28, 2020
The plan, passed unanimously Thursday by the House Appropriations Committee, includes $632 million for nursing homes; $625 million for county block grants; $259 million to boost funding for intellectual disability care, and $225 million for small business grants.