Government & Politics
Pa.’s Fetterman to return to U.S. Senate by April 17
In recent weeks, Fetterman has issued several statements through his staff and joined Senate legislation, including a bill meant to prevent future train derailments such as the one last month in East Palestine, Ohio.
House Dems hold hearing on expanding access to reproductive health care
State Rep. Liz Fiedler, D-Philadelphia, said that with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and the loss of a “decades-long assurance” of care discussions about how to expand care in Pennsylvania are necessary and warranted.
Lawmakers focus on election, licensing issues in Pa. Department of State budget hearing
Questions about Pennsylvania’s election readiness and slow constituent services dominated a state House Appropriations Committee hearing on Wednesday as lawmakers examined the Department of State’s $35 million budget request. Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Al Schmidt told lawmakers that the department is in the process of modernizing its online election administration infrastructure and developing new […]
Pa. House committee advances bill requiring informed consent for certain medical exams
The legislation holds the health care provider overseeing a medical student for violating the measure, mandating a $500 penalty for a first violation and $1,000 for a second or subsequent one.
U.S. Senate in bipartisan vote repeals decades-old Iraq war authorizations
'For too long, Congress has ceded to the executive branch its constitutionally proscribed role in authorizing military force and declaring war,' U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., said.
USDA sec battles with Pa.’s Thompson, Republicans over costs of federal nutrition programs
The spending 'upended congressional consensus,' House Ag Committee Chairperson Glenn 'GT' Thompson, R-15th District, said.
Pa. long-term care facilities to share in $14.2M to ease staffing crunch | Wednesday Morning Coffee
The money from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention comes at a pivotal time for the industry.
Nurses needed now: Solutions to a long-running staffing crisis have been hard to come by
Hospitals and nursing homes hope turnover in Harrisburg means change for the struggling industry.
Pa.’s intellectual disability community will not be left out of 2023’s budget debate | Opinion
These are our neighbors and our family members. This is my brother. We must act on their behalf right now.
Telework is finally reaching rural America thanks to Biden’s investments in broadband | Opinion
When rural areas have equal access to broadband, it will create a sense of economic hope in communities like mine.
Acting Ag Sec. Redding faces questions about organics, dog law, avian flu at budget talks
Acting Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding heard questions from lawmakers on Tuesday about his agency’s $231.2 million budget request, and how it plans to address such issues as organic farming, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, and funding the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement.
Pgh Mayor Gainey submits 26 city properties for tax-exempt status review
City officials said that 10% of the property review was completed so far, with a goal of completing the review by next March.