Briefs

Pa. environmental regulatory review board OKs study of cap and trade

BY: - April 16, 2019

A state regulatory review board asked the Department of Environmental Protection to review a proposal from environmental groups to set up a cap and trade system in Pennsylvania. The Environmental Quality Board, which enacts state environmental regulations, approved studying the proposal further by a 14-5 vote Tuesday.  Filed late last year, the petition came from […]

Pa. House committees advance more grand jury recommendations on Catholic clergy abuse

BY: - April 15, 2019

The votes came less than a week after the full chamber gave the OK to a civil window for older sex abuse victims.

COMMENTARY

Mayor Peduto should have seen this one coming | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - April 13, 2019

Surprising no one, Pittsburgh's new gun ban has provoked a blizzard of litigation

COMMENTARY

Pa.’s congressional Dems don’t fare well on conservatives’ new legislative report card

BY: - April 12, 2019

The results will shock you. Nah. Probably not.

Advisory committee approves controversial emissions regulation offered by Wolf administration

BY: - April 12, 2019

A state advisory committee voted Thursday to advance a new regulation on Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration, despite concerns among environmental groups that it does not do enough to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Andrew Williams, who testified on the proposal on behalf of the Environmental Defense Fund, confirmed the vote […]

House passes Rep. Mike Doyle’s bill reviving Obama-era Net Neutrality rules

BY: - April 10, 2019

Senate supporters of the bill sponsored by the 18th District Democrat have “some strategies” to build support for the effort.

Nurses and moms ask lawmakers to boost funding for at-home care programs

BY: - April 9, 2019

This article has been updated to include the name of the Childhood Begins at Home Coalition, and to remove a reference to UPMC Pinnacle, which employs community health nurses who participate in the Nurse-Family Partnership program, but does enroll clients. Not long after Gov. Tom Wolf unveils his first draft of Pennsylvania’s budget in February, […]

Republican Fred Keller rolls out new ads in PA-12 special election

BY: - April 9, 2019

Keller, a state House member, faces Democrat Marc Friedenberg in the heavily Republican seat held by ex-U.S. Rep. Tom Marino.

Lawmakers are taking a new approach to give older child sex abuse victims the chance to sue

BY: - April 8, 2019

A House committee advanced bills from two members who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse Monday, as the lawmakers seek justice for minor victims.

Pa. governor candidates would get to pick their running mates under revived Senate bill

BY: - April 8, 2019

A bill that would end the arranged marriage between the top of the ticket and his second in command advanced through a Senate committee Monday.

Ex-House Speaker Sam Smith’s father, former Rep. L. Eugene ‘Snuffy’ Smith, has died

BY: - April 8, 2019

The former Punxsutawney mayor served 11 terms in the House from 1963 to his retirement in 1986.