Pa. Rep. Craig Williams joins GOP attorney general race

BY: - November 28, 2023

York County District Attorney Dave Sunday and former Delaware County District Attorney Kat Copeland are also seeking the GOP nomination for Pennsylvania AG.

Pennsylvania Auditor General DeFoor announces reelection bid

BY: - November 28, 2023

He was endorsed for a second term by the Pennsylvania Republican Party at its 2024 endorsement meeting.

Environmental group sues Allegheny County Health Dept. over failure to issue Clean Air Act permits

BY: - November 28, 2023

The suit, filed by Washington D.C.-based Food & Water Watch earlier this month, seeks to force the county agency to act on Title V permitting requirements outlined in the federal Clean Air Act. 

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Shapiro signs informed consent bill into law

BY: - November 27, 2023

The bill, now Act 31, was sponsored by state Reps. Liz Fiedler (D-Philadelphia) and Liz Hanbidge (D-Montgomery) and would require medical facilities in Pennsylvania to obtain consent before performing pelvic, prostate or rectal exams on anesthetized patients.

Pa. Dept. of State ‘satisfied’ Northampton Co. election results meet code after Election Day voting issues

BY: - November 24, 2023

In a hotly debated 4-5 vote, Northampton County election officials voted to certify the results of the Nov. 7 general election, according to news reports. 

Pa. PUC to evaluate settlement with PPL over electric billing issues that affected thousands of customers

BY: - November 22, 2023

The proposed settlement, which includes payment of a $1 million civil penalty and PPL’s agreement to absorb more than $16 million in related costs, is a joint effort between PUC’s independent Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement and PPL, and has been submitted for review and consideration by the PUC Commissioners, who will make a final determination on the proposal. 

Galloway reportedly will resign state House seat on Dec. 15

BY: - November 21, 2023

State Rep. John Galloway (D-Bucks) reportedly plans to resign from his seat in the Pa. House on Dec. 15. first reported the news of Galloway’s resignation, which follows his election last month to district judge. Galloway didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment from the Capital-Star on Tuesday. Melanie Bidlingmaier, Galloway’s chief of […]

A group of Pa. lawmakers is urging President Biden to protect immigrants

BY: - November 20, 2023

The 20 state lawmakers — from the House and Senate — noted that immigrants make up 7.3% of Pennsylvania’s total population, and added that federal protections empower immigrants to fill critical jobs amid pressing labor shortages.

Pennsylvania ranks near the bottom in national study of charter school performance

BY: - November 17, 2023

A decade’s worth of testing data ranks Pennsylvania among the states with the lowest charter school performance.  In a study of students’ scores in reading and math on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, researchers compared charter school performance in 35 states and Washington, D.C. Alaska had the highest scores compared to the average followed […]

Biden signs stopgap spending bill, avoiding government shutdown

BY: - November 17, 2023

The short-term spending bill, also called a continuing resolution or CR, keeps funding flat and policy nearly identical to the last batch of full-year spending bills. Those were approved last December and totaled about $1.7 trillion.

Everything you need to know about LIHEAP

BY: - November 17, 2023

During the 2022-2023 LIHEAP season, 312,169 households statewide received more than $125 million in LIHEAP cash benefits, and these households received an average season benefit of $402, according to DHS data. 

Democrat Donna Petrecco launches campaign for House seat being vacated by Galloway

BY: - November 16, 2023

Donna Petrecco, Vice Chair of the Bucks County Housing Authority, has entered the Democratic race to succeed state Rep. John Galloway (D-Bucks) in the 140th state House District. “As a lifelong resident and as a mother who has raised my daughters here in Lower Bucks County, I have witnessed both the opportunities and challenges that […]