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Fetterman, Shapiro say they both believe in second chances. Pardons board votes tell two...

The politicians currently on Pennsylvania’s Board of Pardons both say they believe in second chances for convicted criminals. They’ve also been rumored — or outright admitted — to have ambitions for higher offices.

Philly City Controller calls for faster, less expensive approach to addressing gun violence

“The majority of this money is not being spent on the type of laser-focused programs that are shown to work,” Rebecca Rhynhart said.

Former Pa. Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell pleads guilty to stealing from nonprofit she ran, report

A former Democratic state lawmaker from West Philadelphia faces three months in jail in Philadelphia after pleading guilty to charges that she stole more than $500,000 from a nonprofit she ran.

With vote looming Pa. probation officers line up against parts of House reform bill

Current law requires officers to establish “reasonable suspicion” to obtain warrants to conduct property searches.
2nd Amendment Advocates Gather At The Rod Of Iron Freedom Festival

A Pa. lawmaker is supporting ‘Second Amendment Sanctuaries.’ What are they? How do they...

What started as a local resistance movement is gaining steam nationwide.

With their contract extended, PHEAA officials suggest improvements to controversial federal student loan program

PHEAA, signed the contract extension shortly before Christmas, following a month of negotiations with officials from the U.S. Department of Education, CEO James Steeley told the board Thursday.

In Philly, new Koch-backed initiative encourages businesses to hire ex-offenders

The Getting Talent Back to Work initiative offers businesses guidelines for what to consider in terms of hiring ex-offenders and pairs them with other firms that have successfully gone through the process.

Cocaine, marijuana and heroin topped fourth quarter drug seizures | The Numbers Racket

This week, The Pennsylvania State Police released their drug seizure totals for the fourth quarter of 2019.  The numbers included the confiscation of illegal drugs from highways and communities across the state. Check out this week’s Number’s Racket:

Pa. Corrections officials recommend shuttering state prison in Luzerne County. But Gov. Tom Wolf...

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections announced its final recommendation to shutter SCI-Retreat, a 1,200-bed correctional facility in Luzerne County, in a 600-page report it submitted to Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday.

After years of trying, Pa. House finally passes handheld cell phone ban

After years of effort, a ban on handheld cell phone use could be coming to Pennsylvania’s roads and highways.