GOP leaders in some states want to add abortion ban exceptions | Analysis
By Stephen Elliott NASHVILLE, Tenn. — With Tennessee’s so-called trigger law already on the books, the state enacted its abortion ban almost immediately after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade in June. Yet even as anti-abortion legislators and advocates celebrated, they considered how much further they could go — perhaps by barring […]
‘Real people making real decisions’: Abortion rights advocates make their case on Capitol Hill
‘We’re reminding our elected officials that folks overwhelmingly support abortion access, particularly in Pa.,’ Kelsey Leigh, of Mt. Lebanon, Pa., said.
PUC launches investigation into PPL Electric over ‘unusually high bills’
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) announced Tuesday that it referred PPL to its Independent Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement, which enforces state public utility codes and PUC regulations, for investigation after receiving complaints from PPL customers.
USDA to use outdoors recreation to boost economy around national forests, grasslands
The USDA program is an acknowledgement from the government about the clear economic benefits of the outdoor recreation sector for rural areas, Chris Perkins, the senior director at the industry and nonprofit coalition group Outdoor Recreation Roundtable, said.
Shapiro launches review to mitigate red tape in Pa. professional licensure process
Gov. Josh Shapiro directed all state agencies to catalog of the licenses, certificates, and permits they issue, hoping to create reform.
U.S. House Oversight chair’s agenda: Hunter Biden, COVID origins, classified documents
U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-10th District, who has faced scrutiny for efforts to overturn the 2020 election, is on the panel.
How did renewables fare during Winter Storm Elliott? | Analysis
'If you're going to call yourself reliable ... you better be able to turn on and produce electricity when you’re called on,' an expert said.
Pa. Senate bill would create database of inspection info for Pa. bridges | Tuesday Morning Coffee
PennDOT would maintain the database under a plan by a W.Pa lawmaker.
Lengthy timeline for DACA legal fight puts lives on hold for years
A decision on the program's legality is not expected until 2024, when it eventually goes to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Experts, advocates focus on expanding the job pipeline for Black male teachers
Research shows that students who have at least one Black teacher will be 39% less likely to drop out of high school and 29% more likely to enroll in college
More than 1.1M in Pa. applied for Biden’s student debt relief | Monday Morning Coffee
The program is now before the U.S. Supreme Court, which could overturn it.
FDA experts are still puzzled over who should get which COVID shots and when
Experts have expressed frustration over the lack of clear government messaging on what the public can expect from COVID vaccines.