Western Pa. lawmakers introduce adult-use cannabis bill
The bill includes a “Cannabis Clean Slate” proposal that would expunge the records of non-violent drug offenders and release incarcerated non-violent drug offenders.
It’s long past time we stopped treating healthcare like a privilege | Opinion
It’s time to give Pennsylvanians much-needed relief -- it’s not only smart policy, it’s the right thing to do.
Black Americans are more likely to be harmed by high drug prices. How one Pa. lawmaker is trying to help | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Nearly 30 percent of people who take prescription medications struggle to afford them. The burden is disproportionately borne by Black Americans, a new report concludes.
Pa. Youth Congress hits Keystone State corporations for lack of LGBTQ support
Preston Heldibridle, the group's executive director, said that the organization has seen benefits from its work during Pride month.
GOP bill stripping powers from Secretary of Health, banning public vaccine checks advances through Pa. House
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf had already said he does not plan to implement restrictions on accessing government buildings or resources based on vaccination status — proposals colloquially called “vaccine passports.”
‘Some fights need more help than others’: NFL star adds his voice to battle against transgender sports bills | Frank Pizzoli
“I think we need to realize that some fights need more help than others and we all need to work together to create change." he said.
‘We all belong here’: House, Senate Dems rally against AAPI violence; call for passage of hate crimes bill
More than a week after a gunman in Atlanta killed eight people, six of them Asian-American women, Democrats in the state House and Senate rallied Wednesday in support of Pennsylvania’s Asian-American residents, and called for action on a long-sought package of legislation aimed at fighting hate crimes in the state. “Asians are asking who’s next,” […]
The Legislature dashed hopes for LGBTQ equality in Pa. — again | Frank Pizzoli
Discrimination is bad for business and bad for our diverse communities, one advocate told the Capital-Star.
With extremism resurgent, will Pa. finally pass a tougher hate crimes law? | Friday Morning Coffee
'Hate crimes have become part of American life, the new normal in our country,' a Pittsburgh lawmaker, who's trying to turn the tide, says.
Pgh. Rep. Frankel wants Allegheny County to make it easier for businesses to build gender-neutral restrooms
Right now, businesses have to seek a variance to build a gender-neutral restroom. One Pa. lawmaker wants the county to change its rules.
The Black Lives Matter movement is bigger than law enforcement | Opinion
This year will go down in history as one of the most painful and difficult in our lifetimes. But there is also an opportunity to embrace true change.
So you’ve bought a new gun. Should you lock it up? It depends | Opinion
The COVID-19 pandemic is dangerous enough. Don't compound the risks by making their self-defense weapons too locked away to be useful in a crisis.