Government & Politics

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Pa. awards $2M in clean energy grants to boost workforce development | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 13, 2022

The grants are intended to help individuals from underserved communities, the administration said.

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If Roe is overturned, there’s no guarantee people can get abortions in liberal states | Opinion

BY: - May 13, 2022

In some of the states that aren’t expected to ban abortion, there are laws that mandate minors involve their parents before they can get an abortion.

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Pa. Rep. Scott Perry, other top Republicans

BY: - May 12, 2022

The House panel said it was targeting Perry because he had " ... various communications with the White House about a number of matters relevant to the Select Committee’s investigation, including allegations that Dominion voting machines had been corrupted."

U.S. House panel weighs labor law amendment to protect workers from wage theft

BY: - May 12, 2022

House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro introduced the bill, H.R. 3712, known as the “Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act of 2022.” It would require employers to provide pay stubs to workers, establish new minimum and maximum civil penalties for employers who engage in wage theft and provide grants to organizations and institutions to enhance the enforcement of wage and hour laws. 

Corman ends GOP governor bid; endorses Barletta in effort to halt Mastriano

BY: - May 12, 2022

The top-ranking Republican in the Pennsylvania Senate dropped his faltering bid for governor on Thursday, urging GOP voters to coalesce around former U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, as establishment Republicans frantically work to head off a primary win by an insurgent candidate whom they view as unelectable. “I’m putting party first and supporting someone who can […]

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New Dem ad in Pa. hits GOP plan to sunset Medicare, Social Security | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 12, 2022

Abortion rights are on the ballot on May 17. But Dems aren't letting voters forget about these key pocketbook issues.

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Curbing gun violence: Another plea for finding common ground | Rob Schofield

BY: - May 12, 2022

As a fast-growing mountain of news reports makes clearer by the day, gun violence of all kinds is out of control.

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Trump’s election lies are truth for far too many 2022 GOP hopefuls | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - May 12, 2022

Will Republicans ever come to their senses and admit that were wrong about Trump? Probably not.

U.S. Senate Democrats fail to enshrine nationwide abortion protections, vow more action

BY: and - May 11, 2022

Pa.'s U.S. senators, Democrat Bob Casey, and Republican Pat Toomey, were on opposite sides of the bill.

Changes to Pa. Minimum Wage Act, modernizing rules for tipped workers, to take effect in August

BY: - May 11, 2022

The final-form regulations, unanimously approved by the Independent Regulatory Review Commission in late March and published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on May 7, make several key changes to the 1968 Minimum Wage Act  regarding tipped workers, including aligning state law with federal regulations on tip credits and tip pooling. 

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Proposed grant program would help classroom aides to become teachers | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 11, 2022

A new Pa. House bill aims to help address the Keystone State's teacher shortage.

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The Supreme Court shouldn’t be shrouded in secrecy | Opinion

BY: - May 11, 2022

The high court's lack of transparency translates into an absence of accountability.