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Pa. County Commissioners say they want lawmakers to finish key pieces of election reform before summer recess

BY: - June 1, 2021

(*This story was updated at 4:09 p.m. on Tuesday, 6/1/21 with comment from House Republican spokesperson Jason Gottesman and David Thornburgh, executive director of the Committee of Seventy) Pennsylvania’s county commissioners reiterated an urgent call for help to state lawmakers on Tuesday, pleading with them to pass a pair of key reform measures before they […]

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Pa. county commissioners roll out election reform wishlist; seek longer pre-canvassing window | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 15, 2021

"I think somewhere between where we are and three weeks [and it] would really go a lot smoother," Gov. Tom Wolf said.

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Growing mental health concerns deserve sustainable investment | Opinion

BY: - May 22, 2020

Even before the pandemic, counties’ abilities to meet service needs had been compromised by stagnant funding over a decade, at the same time that mandates, service needs and demands continued to increase.

Pa. county commissioners put mental health funding front and center on 2020 budget wish list

BY: - January 14, 2020

The local officials called for "targeted, strategic investment" of public dollars, for the new fiscal year that starts on July 1.