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Bill that allows hunting in Pennsylvania on three Sundays a year is closer to reaching Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk

BY: - October 30, 2019

The bill pitted rural lawmakers, hoping to keep countrysides clear of orange vested hunters for at least one day a week, against the National Rifle Association and pro-hunting groups.

Judge blocks Pennsylvania elections officials from tallying Nov. 5 votes on Marsy’s Law

BY: - October 30, 2019

Voters will still be able to cast ballots on the amendment in the general election on Nov. 5.

A new policy would level the playing field for educators whose students live in poverty. Why isn’t Philadelphia on board?

BY: - October 30, 2019

Pennsylvania may become the first state to use these weighted scores to judge a teacher’s performance in the classroom. 

Bill that overhauls how Pennsylvanians can vote is headed to Gov. Tom Wolf

BY: and - October 29, 2019

Wolf supports a bill that allows any Pennsylvanian to vote by mail, provides millions of dollars in state funding for new voting machines, and eliminates straight-ticket ballots.

LGBTQ advocates, allies rally at the Capitol for nondiscrimination law

BY: - October 29, 2019

Twenty-one states and Washington, D.C. prohibit employment and housing discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Anti-abortion lawmakers advance bill to mandate burial, cremation of fetal remains in Pa.

BY: - October 29, 2019

The legislation would apply to abortions, miscarriages, or any procedure that results in the expulsion or extraction of an embryo or fetus.

Pa. House bill would scrap cross-filing for school board, county judge candidates

BY: - October 29, 2019

The bill's sponsor said the legislation is intended to address the increasingly partisan nature of campaigns for public offices that have traditionally been nonpartisan.

‘This is about using our budget dollars wisely’: Pa. Corrections Dept. establishes new guidelines for former inmates seeking help

BY: - October 29, 2019

The state spent $18 million on those services in the fiscal year that ended on June 30. It hopes to shave that figure down this year by $2 million.

Philly budget team: Coming economic downturn is ‘really front and center in our minds’

BY: - October 29, 2019

A decade later, Pennsylvania's largest city is still clawing its way out of the Great Recession of 2008. Here's how they're preparing

‘The stakes are too high’: Climate skeptics meet their own critics at state House committee hearing 

BY: - October 28, 2019

The third hearing on climate change featuring dissenting voices this year led at least one Democratic lawmaker to walk out.

Pa. Republican boss Tabas sticks by defense of lawmakers’ controversial campaign spending

BY: - October 28, 2019

"The Pennsylvania election code is very specific on what is a lawful expenditure for a candidate committee or a party committee or any political committee," Lawrence Tabas told reporters

Pa.’s Shapiro joins other state AGs in challenge to ‘unlawful’ Trump EPA regulatory changes

BY: - October 28, 2019

The regulations would unlawfully hinder states’ abilities to protect water quality, the Pennsylvania Democrat and 22 of his colleagues charge.