To prevent future toll ‘leakage,’ Pa. Sen. Marty Flynn introduces Turnpike reform package
In three pieces of legislation, the Scranton lawmaker proposes increased penalties for drivers who do not pay their tolls, mandated finance reporting from the Turnpike Commission to the General Assembly, and reinstated staffing at Turnpike interchanges.
Giving back and speaking up: Meet the Philadelphia LGBTQ Bar Association
'As lawyers, we have a responsibility to be leaders in society, and as LGBTQ+ lawyers, we have a special responsibility to advocate for the entire LGBTQ+ community,' a leader said.
State Police’s Camp Cadet develops self-esteem, discipline, teamwork in youth | Helping the Helpers
'We want to build that positive bridge so they can bring that to their community and society as well,' Pa. State Police Trooper Robert Broadwater said
5 places learn about indigenous people in Pa. this Native American Heritage Month
No matter what region of Pennsylvania you call home, you’re never far from history, including the history of native peoples.
Municipalities want to limit carbon emissions. Pa. utilities want to preempt them
Nineteen states have passed legislation banning local governments from regulating utilities within their borders.
Immigration protections in Biden’s domestic bill face test in the Senate; Pa. lawmakers react
House Democrats sent a letter to Senate leaders urging them to include a pathway to citizenship in the final bill.
Uniontown Salvation Army building connections with locals through programs | Helping the Helpers
'When people are in need, our job is to find out what the need is and what their story is,' Salvation Army Capt. Erin Rischawy said.
Wolf calls for a compact, proportional congressional map; and he wants to see the Legislature’s notes
Wolf also called for the Pennsylvania General Assembly to “include an explanation of specific decisions, such as the communities of interest and how they were defined and the factors that led to the creation of a majority-minority districts.”
Philly agrees to pay $2M in settlement over LGBTQ foster care lawsuit
Officials also will renew a Catholic foster care agency's contract, and not require it to follow a nondiscrimination policy.
U.S. food safety experts offer tips for Thanksgiving
By Lynne Terry The pandemic has not gone away, but the focus on Thursday will be on food and loved ones, not on disease. But Thanksgiving can also be a source of illness if you don’t follow food safety rules. Turkeys, like chicken, can harbor campylobacter and salmonella, which are commonly found in the guts and […]
What to know about the vendor that’s conducting the Pa. Senate’s election investigation
The Pennsylvania Senate has entered into a six-month, $270,00 agreement with Envoy Sage, LLC as part of efforts to investigate the electoral process and identify possible weaknesses in the state’s election law.
Crompton concedes; GOP takes three of four statewide judicial races
The Republican candidate in the last contested statewide race conceded on Tuesday, leaving the GOP as winners in three of the four statewide judicial races on the Nov. 2 ballot. In a tweet early Tuesday afternoon, Republican Drew Crompton, a Commonwealth Court judge appointed in 2019 who was running for a full, 10- year term, […]