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Pa. U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle calls Trump White House aide Stephen Miller a ‘scumbag’

BY: - April 10, 2019

The remarks by the White House's tough-talking immigration czar hit a little close to home for the suburban Philadelphia Democrat.

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-Northampton, addresses the Senate State Government Committee.

‘We have to give it a shot’: Redistricting bill passes Senate committee, as reformers call for more work

BY: - April 10, 2019

A bill that would change the way Pennsylvania draws its political maps got the support of a Senate committee Tuesday, even though lawmakers and activists alike still think it needs some work.

Nurses and moms ask lawmakers to boost funding for at-home care programs

BY: - April 9, 2019

This article has been updated to include the name of the Childhood Begins at Home Coalition, and to remove a reference to UPMC Pinnacle, which employs community health nurses who participate in the Nurse-Family Partnership program, but does enroll clients. Not long after Gov. Tom Wolf unveils his first draft of Pennsylvania’s budget in February, […]

Fourth time a charm? Nurse practitioners rally for bill they say will expand health care access

BY: - April 9, 2019

The state Senate has approved scope of practice expansions three times. Each time the bills have died in the state House.

Pa. U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright locks horns with Trump’s AG over decision not to defend Obamacare

BY: - April 9, 2019

The decision was "reckless," the Scranton-area Democrat said during a U.S. House hearing.

Higher education shouldn’t be a ‘luxury’: Pa. community college advocates rally for more state funding

BY: - April 9, 2019

When Andrew Helmer looks at Pennsylvania’s 14 public community colleges, he sees more than just campuses. He sees “reservoirs of knowledge.” “I know what community colleges do to train our employees of the future,” Helmer, the vice-president of human resources at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, said Tuesday. He joined dozens of students, business leaders, and […]

Republican Fred Keller rolls out new ads in PA-12 special election

BY: - April 9, 2019

Keller, a state House member, faces Democrat Marc Friedenberg in the heavily Republican seat held by ex-U.S. Rep. Tom Marino.

In speech to new U.S. governors, Gov. Tom Wolf shares Pa.’s experience fighting opioid abuse

BY: - April 9, 2019

In a speech to governors from 33 states and territories, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf said fighting opioid abuse cuts across party lines.

Lawmakers are taking a new approach to give older child sex abuse victims the chance to sue

BY: - April 8, 2019

A House committee advanced bills from two members who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse Monday, as the lawmakers seek justice for minor victims.

Former Gov. Tom Ridge backs deal to help state nuclear industry

BY: - April 8, 2019

At the first of four hearings on a bill written to aid the state’s nuclear power sector, former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge told a state House panel Monday that he supports giving the industry a helping hand. Ridge, the nation’s first Homeland Security secretary, told the House Consumer Affairs Committee the choice facing lawmakers is […]

Pa. governor candidates would get to pick their running mates under revived Senate bill

BY: - April 8, 2019

A bill that would end the arranged marriage between the top of the ticket and his second in command advanced through a Senate committee Monday.

Ex-House Speaker Sam Smith’s father, former Rep. L. Eugene ‘Snuffy’ Smith, has died

BY: - April 8, 2019

The former Punxsutawney mayor served 11 terms in the House from 1963 to his retirement in 1986.