Government & Politics

COMMENTARY

What the Pa. Legislature wants you to know about its legal fees | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - October 16, 2021

The Pa. Legislature spends millions of dollars on outside legal counsel, though the Capitol abounds with lawyers.

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It’s time for more than a cannabis conversation in Harrisburg, it’s time for action | Opinion

BY: - October 16, 2021

Cannabis prohibition has never been about the plant itself, these are laws against people, a tool of our own government’s institutional racism.

Wolf’s congressional redistricting listening tour to begin next week | Five for the Weekend

BY: - October 16, 2021

Members of the governor's Redistricting Advisory Council will embark on a statewide listening tour next week.

‘Higher education is a partnership’: Pa. State System approves $550M request to help with redesign

BY: - October 15, 2021

If Gov. Tom Wolf and the Legislature grant the $550 million, the State System could also refrain from raising tuition another year.

Prison guards’ lawsuit against Wolf admin’s vax policy thrown out

BY: - October 15, 2021

A state appeals court has thrown out a lawsuit challenging Gov. Tom Wolf’s vaccine-or-test requirement for prison guards, among thousands of other state employees in congregate settings. In a Sept. 28 decision, a three-judge panel of the Commonwealth Court dismissed the challenge, brought by the Pennsylvania State Correctional Officers Association, which represents 11,000 prison workers, […]

Capital-Star Q+A: Gov. candidate Jason Monn thinks Harrisburg needs an everyman

BY: - October 15, 2021

The self-described a 'nobody from nowhere' from Erie County talked vaccine mandates and his leadership style.

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Gun safety group Everytown launches $200K campaign in Erie Co. sheriff race | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 15, 2021

Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. When you think about high-stakes political campaigns in Pennsylvania politics, your thoughts usually don’t turn to county sheriff’s contests. Sure, there are exceptions, and some offices get overtaken by scandal (Yes, that’s you Philadelphia). In general, however, most voters would be hard-pressed to name their county sheriff, let alone explain the role […]

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A Mom’s journey through Pa.’s direct support professional crisis | Opinion

BY: - October 15, 2021

I’ll keep fighting for my daughter … for all these sons and daughters. Because that’s what moms do.

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We’re failing our workers: Pa. needs paid family & medical leave | Opinion

BY: - October 15, 2021

Only 19% of the U.S. workforce has access to paid family leave through their employer, with low-wage workers even less likely to have it compared to their high-wage counterparts.

How a Mississippi court case could pave the way for new abortion bans across the U.S.

BY: - October 14, 2021

The case has implications for Pa., where abortion rights are a key issue in the 2022 race for governor

Pgh anti-eviction advocate is running for constable to reform the little understood Pa. position

BY: - October 14, 2021

Constables serve eviction papers. Former journalist Jacob Klinger wants to use the job to help those in trouble.

‘It is a strong state name’: Pa. State System announces new identity for western regional campus

BY: - October 14, 2021

It’s the new name for the three consolidated state-owned universities included in the western portion of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education redesign.