Pa. regulatory panel upholds Wolf’s school mask order; eyes turn to courts
'Executive overreach should be challenged when it occurs,' Pa. House Speaker Bryan Cutler said.
Pa. Republicans unveil lobbying reform package to address ‘most pressing loopholes’ in law
The reform package would impose new requirements for lobbyists and political consultants.
Anti-abortion advocates flood Harrisburg for first Pennsylvania March for Life
“We are pro-life,” Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, said, leading at least a thousand attendees in a chant on the front Capitol steps. “We are pro-life. We are pro-life.”
Here’s what Pa. lawmakers aren’t coming back early to fix | Thursday Morning Coffee
The Republican-controlled state House sent a clear signal this week on what it considers important. Voters need to pay attention
Gov. Wolf asks Republican lawmakers to mandate masks in K-12 schools, child care centers
Wolf said he was “increasingly concerned about misinformation being spread to try to discredit a school district’s clear ability to implement masking.”
‘Our fight is not over,’ Gov. Wolf says — but Pennsylvania’s opioid disaster declaration is
With overdose deaths at a three-year high, Pennsylvania’s opioid disaster declaration ended Wednesday.
With $370M in COVID relief to spend, Wolf looking at vaccine incentives
Pennsylvania’s vaccination rate is currently hovering around 60 percent, and the number of people who are fully vaccinated in recent weeks has slowed.
On 2-year anniv. of Pa’s healthcare exchange, officials urge uninsured residents to sign up for coverage
State House Speaker Bryan Cutler and the Wolf administration celebrated the two-year anniversary of Pennsylvania’s state health care exchange on Wednesday, while encouraging uninsured Pennsylvanians to sign up for subsidized coverage. In 2019, the General Assembly passed, with just a single dissenting vote, a bill to create a state-run health care marketplace under the Affordable […]
GOP lawmakers say they will not extend Gov. Wolf’s opioid emergency declaration
With overdose deaths at a three-year high, lawmakers in Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled General Assembly say they’re not going to extend Gov. Tom Wolf’s opioid disaster declaration.
Wolf vetoes Republican voting bill; GOP pivots to constitutional referendums
Such measures are approved by the Legislature before they go before voters in a referendum. Governors have no say on their ratification.
GOP Legislature says it funded election audits; Wolf, Auditor General DeFoor disagree
Editor’s note: This story was updated at 9:03 p.m. 6/29/21 to reflect that Erica Clayton Wright told the Capital-Star that the draft budget was “out of date.” Under pressure from former supporters of President Donald Trump, Pennsylvania’s legislative Republicans gave $3.1 million to the state’s auditor general to fund future election audits. But the problem? […]
Pa. House votes to permanently end Wolf’s COVID-19 disaster emergency
Using the powers that Pennsylvania voters gave to the Legislature during last month’s statewide referendum vote, the lower chamber voted 113-90 along party lines to permanently end Wolf’s COVID-19 disaster emergency, and the executive powers that come with it.