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Farm show season highlights issues facing Pennsylvania agriculture

BY: - January 7, 2020

Farm show season is the perfect time to talk about issues currently facing the state’s diverse agricultural industry.

Public sector unions face legal threats, but they’re on a ‘winning streak’

BY: - January 7, 2020

Over tthe past two years, conservative groups have filed more than a dozen lawsuits against public sector unions. The legal outlook for the challenges appears cloudy.

Pennsylvania work zones will now have speed cameras. Where will they be?

BY: - January 6, 2020

Starting this year, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation can establish speed cameras in work zones on highways across the commonwealth. 

Pa. Reps. Lamb, Houlahan endorse Joe Biden for president

BY: - January 6, 2020

Biden now has received the endorsements of U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa.,  and five of Pennsylvania’s nine Congressional Democrats.

Former Bucks County U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick dead at 56

BY: - January 6, 2020

Former U.S. Rep. Michael G. Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and brother of U.S.Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick has died at age 56, according to the Bucks County Republican Party. 

Voting rights restoration gives returning felons a voice in more states | Analysis

BY: - January 6, 2020

In every state except Maine and Vermont, felons are stripped of their voting rights while in prison. Eighteen states have moved to restore them.

Pa. Turnpike Crash: Multi-vehicle accident, with fatalities, shuts down highway in W. Pa.

BY: - January 5, 2020

This just in from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission: Crews are on scene of a multi-vehicle crash with fatalities on @PA_Turnpike, milepost 86 westbound. Crash involves 2 tractor trailers, a tour bus and passenger vehicles. Turnpike is closed in both directions from New Stanton (#75) to Breezewood (#161). A prolonged closure likely. — Carl DeFebo (@cdefebo) […]

Pa.’s Toomey, eight GOP U.S. House lawmakers urge Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade

BY: - January 5, 2020

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., along with eight of Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. House members, joined with 38 senators and 168 House members, in an amicus brief calling on the high court to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. 

Philly Mayor Kenney nixes six City Council bills, giving legislators no time to respond

BY: - January 5, 2020

Kenney’s refusal to act on six bills snookered council members by denying them an opportunity to override him. Some passed with a veto-proof majority.

Protesters take to Capitol steps to oppose Iran escalation

BY: - January 4, 2020

Roughly 30 people gathered on the front steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol building Saturday to protest the threat of war with Iran. “I’m nearly past 30 and we’ve been at war for as long as I can remember,” Chris Thomas, a 28-year old Middletown resident said. Thomas is also a member of the Harrisburg chapter […]

’30 Americans’: New Barnes Foundation exhibit highlights four decades of African-American art

BY: - January 4, 2020

The traveling exhibit, which runs through Jan. 12, highlights the diversity of talents and voices of the African-American artist community.

Mariner East 2 owner fined $30.6 million for western Pa. pipeline explosion

BY: - January 3, 2020

The fine is one of the largest ever brought by the state, but also lifts an 11-month moratorium on state approval for Energy Transfer Partner pipeline construction permits.