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Abortion rights allies rally in Harrisburg, across the country in reaction to restrictive laws

BY: - May 21, 2019

About 60 abortion right advocates rallied outside the Pennsylvania Capitol on Tuesday in response to a wave of state laws that some see as a part of a concerted attempt to ban the procedure nationwide. The rallies, in all 50 states, come as officials in such states as Alabama, Missouri, Ohio, and Georgia move to […]

Pa. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon calls for Trump impeachment inquiry

BY: and - May 21, 2019

Scanlon joins U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, D-3rd District, who called for an impeachment inquiry in 2017.

Pa. state senator introduces another bill to ban abortion based on Down syndrome diagnosis

BY: - May 21, 2019

A Republican state senator from Lancaster County has introduced legislation that would prohibit abortion based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome, just one week after a similar measure passed through the state House. A bill from state Sen. Scott Martin, R-Lancaster, would amend Pennsylvania’s criminal statute to prohibit doctors from performing abortions “sought solely” because […]

Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar speaks at the PEMA headquarters on May 21.

‘These are key elections’: State officials pledge safe and secure voting on Pennsylvania primary day

BY: - May 21, 2019

Polling places across Pennsylvania saw modest voter turnout but no major issues in the early hours of the May 21 primary, the state’s top election official said Tuesday.

With budget season in full swing: Five things to know about the state of Pa.’s finances

BY: - May 21, 2019

Five takeaways from Pennsylvania’s newest revenue report

Ahead of congressional special, Trump rallies Pennsylvania base, pummels Biden on trade deals

BY: - May 20, 2019

The official reason for Trump's visit to Williamsport Regional Airport was to plug the candidacy of Republican state Rep. Fred Keller.

Gov. Wolf backs proposal to spend public dollars for 2020 census outreach

BY: - May 20, 2019

"A dollar per person will really help us take that first step forward and make sure we have an accurate census," a commission member said.

State rep. responds to online outrage over bill that allows underage, uncompensated musicians to play in bars

BY: - May 20, 2019

The measure's sponsor says payment is a completely separate issue, and the complaints are driven by people who haven't read the bill.

Pennsylvania primary 2019: Your guide to Tuesday’s statewide and special elections

BY: - May 19, 2019

Statewide, Democrats and Republicans will select their candidate for two open seats on an appellate court.

Joe Biden rallies in Philadelphia, drawing sharp contrasts with Trump in a key 2020 state

BY: - May 18, 2019

Out ahead in early polls, the former veep tied himself to President Barack Obama, promised to not to speak ill of other Democrat, and said he's the only candidate who can beat Donald Trump in 2020.

Pa. Republican Fitzpatrick votes with U.S. House Dems to approve LGBTQ rights bill

BY: - May 17, 2019

Despite the fanfare on Capitol Hill, the effort is unlikely to be enacted into law this Congress.