Criminal Justice

Fetterman reports high support for cannabis legalization, decriminalization

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman told Democratic lawmakers on Monday that residents in 50 counties have shown strong support for legalizing recreational cannabis for adults.Appearing Monday before a joint hearing of the House and Senate Democratic...

California Synagogue Shooting: Pa. officials react to violence at Congregation Chabad in Poway

The shooting came six months to the day of the mass shooting at Tree of Life in Pittsburgh, Pa.

As Pa. considers cannabis legalization, lawmakers, Wolf need to put criminal justice reform front...

I saw firsthand the damage that a cannabis arrest can wreak. We need to put those days behind us.

Incompetent? Definitely. Corrupt? Most probably. Which is Trump’s worst trait? | Opinion

Trump’s racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and other disreputable traits have led us to disregard his abject lack of smarts and good judgment.

At Lancaster hospital, Auditor General DePasquale says more investment in mental health necessary to...

On Tuesday, Eugene DePasquale highlighted his top suggestion inside the trauma bay at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital: expand access to mental health services and reduce the stigma.

The controversy over Lt. Gov. Fetterman’s marijuana listening tour, explained

Fetterman's initiative has come under attack this month from Republican lawmakers, who claim the strong show of support for legalization doesn’t reflect what they see in their districts.

In the Pa. House, encouraging steps on criminal justice reform continue | John L....

On criminal justice issues lately, there's been that rarest of all things: a through-line in policymaking; a recognition that action taken in one part of state government has ripple effects in other parts of state government.

‘This legislation is not anti-police’: Pa. House Dems propose package of police reform bills

Democrats in the state House on Tuesday unveiled a quintet of police reform proposals they say will provide for increased oversight and training for law enforcement.

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

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