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Pa.’s Toomey says he’s ‘very skeptical’ Trump impeachment witnesses would change his mind, report

The report comes as pressure grows for witness testimony, and as senators were expected to begin questioning lawyers on both sides.

Ex-prosecutor Dave Arnold sworn-in to represent Lebanon County’s 48th Senate District

Dave Arnold’s swearing-in brings the Senate’s Republican caucus to 29 members -- a tally that includes one Independent lawmaker, Sen. John Yudichak, of Luzerne County.

This plan for universal paid family leave in Pa. has bipartisan support. Will it...

When Jackie Swain’s infant daughter, Emersyn, was diagnosed with a rare heart disease in 2018, the Montgomery County resident took a sobering look at the options before her. Swain could hire someone to care for...

Report: Majorities of Pa. voters support minimum wage hike | Wednesday Morning Coffee

Support for other progressive policies, such as infrastructure spending and taxing the rich, garners big support among working-class and college-educated voters.

Congress is talking about paid family leave. Will they do anything? 

Democrats and Republicans in Congress seem to agree on expanding access to paid family leave. But they disagree on how to do it.
Sen. Tom Killion, sponsor of Senate Bill 501.

Senate passes bill boosting sentences for repeat DUI offenders

Drivers who commit repeat DUIs could face new surveillance and tougher criminal penalties if a bill Pennsylvania’s state Senate approved Tuesday becomes law.

Wolf renews push for RESTORE PA plan ahead of budget talks

During a stop at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday, Wolf called on lawmakers to pass his stalled, $4.5 billion infrastructure bill, arguing that the start of budget season and the state’s approaching rainy season is a perfect time to revive it.

Cap and trade for your car? Pa. is looking at limiting transportation emissions

The proposal, known as the Transportation and Climate Initiative, does not originate with him. Pennsylvania was one of 11 states in 2010 to commence a study of how to slash carbon emissions from vehicles.

Mummers leadership meet with City Council members over use of blackface

By Michael D'OnofrioPHILADELPHIA -- Mummers leadership appears on board with supporting a proposal floated in City Council that would ban members who take to the streets wearing blackface in the annual parade.“If it takes...

West coast conservative group attempts to sway public workers to leave unions

At a quick Capitol press conference on Tuesday, the Freedom Foundation, part of the Koch-funded State Policy Network, announced it would begin knocking on doors, phone banking and mass-texting public sector union employees encouraging them to leave their unions.