Criminal Justice

People don’t trust blockchain systems – is regulation a way to help? | Opinion

Blockchain technology was supposed to make trust unnecessary – but that turns out not to be true. Most people will want laws and regulations to help make blockchain-based systems trustworthy.

State of the Union 2019: Investigating doesn’t rule out legislating | Opinion

The U.S. government has been able to legislate just fine during past presidential investigations.

When it comes to marijuana legalization, Pa. is following a familiar script | Opinion

On every major reform, Pennsylvania punts, waiting as long as possible before being dragged fighting and screaming into modern times. It would be nice if Pennsylvania didn’t have to be last again.

Convicted Penn State abuser Jerry Sandusky to be re-sentenced, report

Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky will be resentenced for his 2012 conviction on multiple counts of sexual abuse. But the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected his request for a new trial.From Yahoo...

Wolf, lawmakers can’t forget the challenges facing the Pa. State Police | Opinion

By David Kennedy Pennsylvania State Troopers are working harder than ever before as our department continues to be stretched incredibly thin. Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania General Assembly have — and continue to provide —...

‘Pennsylvania must do better:’ Advocacy community splits on Wolf’s budget plan

Where you stand on the administration's proposal for the fiscal year that starts on July 1 largely depends on where you sit.

Wolf, lawmakers have to step up this budget season to help survivors of sexual...

The time is now to provide additional, sustained resources to help survivors weathering the storm both today and in the future.

Rep. Jake Wheatley thinks Pa. is ready for recreational pot – again

Even with Senate GOP leadership opposed and a decriminalization bill just receiving its first tentative vote last fall, Rep. Jake Wheatley sees reasons for optimism that this session could mean legal pot for Pennsylvania.

Can doctors and rising suicide rates convince Pa. lawmakers to act on guns?

When more than a dozen moderate Republican lawmakers lost their re-election bids in 2018, some advocates worried that the new makeup of Pennsylvania’s General Assembly could stymie legislation on progressive policy issues.As one of...