Government & Politics

Senators interrogate Wolf map at hearing, though no one could speak for it

BY: - January 21, 2022

Lawmakers left a hearing on Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed congressional map with more questions than answers on Friday afternoon.

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In Year Two, no more Mr. Nice Biden, please | John L. Micek

BY: - January 21, 2022

Republicans would roll over Democrats if they were in charge. Why the constant olive branches?

Pa.’s Thompson, lawmakers grill USDA boss Vilsack on pandemic relief funds for farmers

BY: - January 21, 2022

Tom Vilsack also faced questions on how his agency is doling out emergency pandemic aid and fostering collaboration with historically Black colleges.

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Pa. Gov. Wolf announces $15M for gun-violence prevention programs | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 21, 2022

The Democratic governor made the announcement during an appearance in Philadelphia, which has been wracked by gun violence.

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Why won’t Congress just extend the child tax credit? | Opinion

BY: - January 21, 2022

Proponents of using the child tax credit to alleviate poverty need to reach an agreement with those who insist that it must encourage low-income parents to work.

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Kyrsten Sinema is gambling that her filibuster vote will help her win again in 2024 | Jim Small

BY: - January 21, 2022

And if progressives can’t find a serious challenger, she's probably right.

‘Nothing about us without us’ : Pa. advocates address statewide challenges to recovery

BY: - January 20, 2022

The rallying cry of the recovery community is “nothing about us without us,” Bill Stauffer, executive director of the Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance, said.

In final year, Wolf touts multi-billion surplus; but projections depict gloomy fiscal future

BY: - January 20, 2022

This sign of economic strength, Wolf said, was a direct result of his “progressive” policy agenda, which has resulted in $2.8 billion more in education spending, lower prison populations, and more government funding for economic development and health care.

As flu cases increase, state health officials urge Pennsylvanians to get vaccinated

BY: - January 20, 2022

Speaking to reporters in Montgomery County on Thursday, local leaders and officials from the state Health Department urged Pennsylvanians to get the flu vaccine to combat the growing number of cases this flu season. 

Pa.’s political calendar disrupted by leg. redistricting; Lawsuit asks state court to clean it up

BY: - January 20, 2022

The suit, filed in Commonwealth Court on Thursday, is the first effort to rectify the misaligned timelines to finalize and implement the state’s legislative maps, and for candidates to successfully get on the ballot for the May 17 primary election.

Longtime Pgh organizer La’Tasha Mayes announces bid for Ed Gainey’s House seat

BY: - January 20, 2022

By Jordana Rosenfeld PITTSBURGH — The campaign to fill Mayor Ed Gainey’s state 24th House District seat  for the remainder of this year’s legislative term is well underway. La’Tasha Mayes, a nationally recognized leader in the field of reproductive justice and founder, president, and CEO of New Voices for Reproductive Justice, is the latest candidate to […]

Federal pipeline standards backed by top energy regulator after Colonial Pipeline hack

BY: - January 20, 2022

In Pa., some state officials, including Gov. Tom Wolf, have previously asked the federal government to expand its oversight over pipeline construction