‘A new day’: Philly officials respond to ruling in Pa. public school funding case
'This massive step forward is still only a step,” Councilmember Isaiah Thomas, who chairs council's Education Committee, said.
Pa. court sides with plaintiffs in K-12 school funding case
“It is now the obligation of the Legislature, executive branch, and educators to make the constitutional promise a reality in this commonwealth,” the order states.
Wolf asks Commonwealth Court to declare proposed amendments, including abortion ban, unconstitutional
Gov. Tom Wolf has renewed an effort to have a state court declare a package of proposed changes to the Pennsylvania Constitution – including one that would revoke the right to abortion and another to raise the voting age to 21 – unconstitutional. About two weeks after the state Supreme Court declined to invoke its […]
Court affirms OOR ruling, Real Alternatives does not have to disclose service provider agreements
In the final decision, Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon wrote that Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law “does not reach all records in possession of a private contractor that relate to the governmental function; rather, the records reached are only those that relate to performance of that function.”
Commonwealth Court finds PennDOT’s public-private partnership board bridge tolling plan invalid
A panel of Commonwealth Court judges said PennDOT's P3 board didn't follow the process laid out for initiating transportation projects, declaring a plan to toll interstate highway bridges invalid.
Commonwealth Court orders counties to count segregated undated ballots, report two tallies to Department of State
Undated ballots that arrived on time in the Pennsylvania 2022 primary election will count toward official tallies in the narrow Republican U.S. Senate race. But a Commonwealth Court judge has ordered counties to track how many there are.
Commonwealth Court hears arguments over counting undated Pa. mail ballots
The legal challenge brought by Dave McCormick aims to close the narrow gap by ensuring that counties count ballots received on time but were missing a date or were incorrectly dated.
State appeals court blocks Pa. carbon pricing scheme for power generators
A Pennsylvania appeals court has blocked a carbon pricing plan from taking effect. In an unsigned, one-page order issued Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court said that the plan, known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, could not take effect pending a full order from the court. The decision was first reported by the Associated Press. […]
Court date set for watchdog group, anti-abortion group in years-long battle for records
Oral arguments in the case pitting watchdog and reproductive rights group Equity Forward against Real Alternatives, a Harrisburg-based contractor that’s received tens of millions of dollars in public funding, are set to begin March 7 in Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court.
A state judge sends a strong message on Pa.’s local gun preemption law | Wednesday Morning Coffee
Philly's 'overwhelming blight of gun violence' should prompt a reexamination by the state Supreme Court, Judge Bonnie Brigance Leadbetter said.
Pa. school funding trial resumes in Commonwealth Court. Here’s what to know
The results of the case could reform how Pennsylvania funds its public schools.
Pennsylvania’s courts need more diversity, not dark money | Kadida Kenner
If Judge Lori Dumas wins a recount, she'll be the Commonwealth Court's first judge of color in more than a decade.