Curriculum transparency bill heads to Wolf’s desk, who opposes it
The Republican-controlled Pennsylvania House voted along party lines 112-88 Wednesday to approve the legislation, authored by state Rep. Andrew Lewis, R-Dauphin.
Jumping into national debate, Pa. House panel approves bill to post school curriculums online
Rep. Andrew Lewis said his bill was needed because "a lot of parents, they don’t know what's being taught in school. And they should have that information at their fingertips."
Pa. GOP lawmakers threaten state funding for Penn veterinary program over vaccine policy
A group of House Republicans are threatening to withhold almost $32 million in state funding for Philadelphia’s largest private employer over its employee vaccine policy.
Turzai says he didn’t know about positive COVID test, calls for future transparency
The most powerful lawmaker in the House said Thursday that he’d back changing the chamber’s rules to force lawmakers to tell their colleagues if they test positive for COVID-19.
COVID-19 in the Capitol: One lawmaker positive for COVID, two more in quarantine
In a statement Wednesday, Rep. Andrew Lewis, R-Dauphin, confirmed he has tested positive for the disease.
Watch 2 Pa. House Republicans play a piano duet of ‘O Holy Night’ in the Capitol rotunda
After a long and very partisan week, a reminder of some of the stuff that brings us together.
Rookie lawmakers push legislation to limit General Assembly members’ tenure
Another session, another reform effort. In previous years, campaign finance reform, shrinking the legislature, and redistricting changes have been pushed as a solution to Harrisburg’s dysfunction. This year, House lawmakers from both parties have coalesced around a bill to restrict lawmakers from gaining power through endless tenure in the Capitol. “We are not trying to […]
It’s not just Republicans talking about cutting regulations in Harrisburg
(*This story was updated to reflect that the bill language while modeled after Virginia, does not have a set percentage of regulations to cut yet. It was also updated with comment from the the Department of State.) Two freshmen lawmakers are proposing a bill, modeled of one recently passed in Virginia, to slash state regulations […]