COVID-19

Following Senate COVID cases, Pa. Capitol tours suspended, top leader says

Pa. Capitol complex tours are currently suspended while guides and security guards quarantine due to potential COVID-19 exposure.

With overdoses on the rise during the pandemic, Pa. law is moving in the...

COVID-19 is exacerbating the opioid epidemic. Arrest is not the answer. Prosecution is not the answer. We need to do better.

Fourth Senate employee tests positive for COVID-19

Senate leaders were notified Tuesday that an employee on the security force had tested positive for the disease, said Kate Flessner, a spokeswoman for Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, who oversees human resources and administration for the majority Republican caucus.

Federal judge in Pittsburgh declares Wolf’s key COVID-19 restrictions unconstitutional; Wolf plans appeal

*This developing story will be updated.A U.S. District court judge in Pittsburgh has struck down the most significant portions of the Wolf administration's efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, finding that state-imposed limits on...

Despite Green Party court fight, Biden, Dems up their ballot game | ...

With just 50 days to go, everything counts in large amounts.

Pa. State Police enforced COVID-19 rules during Labor Day weekend | The Numbers Racket

Over the four-day period, officers performed a total of 2,389 checks, issued 22 notices of violation and 36 warnings for failing to follow COVID-19 requirements. 

Remembering 9/11 and where we go next | Five for the Weekend

Greetings,The picture kicking off today's newsletter was taken by me on a visit to Shanksville, Pa. where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field on Sept. 11, 2001.Tokens and tributes line the perimeter...

More Pa. Senate employees test positive for COVID-19

The news comes the same week that all eight employees in the Senate Secretary’s office were forced to quarantine after one of them tested positive for the disease. 

What dueling veto override press releases tell you about the Legislature’s priorities | Friday...

Here's the new veto override fight. Same as the old veto override fight. Don't they have anything better to do? Anything?

Philly City Council passes paid sick leave bill, impacting hundreds of workers

In other action, council member Helen Gym has introduced legislation to extend the city’s eviction moratorium through Dec. 31.