General Assembly sends Wolf a bill adding protections against sexual assault in police custody
To include police officers, criminal justice reformers were forced to also back enhanced penalties for prison inmates who attack a prison guard.
Report: The pandemic wiped out 1.3M local gov’t jobs in just two months | Tuesday Morning Coffee
While jobs are slowly returning in other sectors, they're not for local governments, which interface the most directly with the taxpayers they serve.
With Cutler at the helm, Pa. House GOP promises new ideas, hands-off style
After a sudden midterm resignation, the Pennsylvania House Republican leadership has undergone a shake up. The biggest promotion is for Bryan Cutler, who at 45 years old, is now the newest speaker of the Pennsylvania House. In a closed door meeting his Republican colleagues picked Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre, to be the new majority leader. […]
Why the state Supreme Court and General Assembly may go head-to-head over medical malpractice rules
Where you can and can’t file a medical malpractice lawsuit is shaping up to be a partisan battle between Pennsylvania’s legislative and judicial branches. On one side you have the state Supreme Court, which may once again allow lawyers to file suits in the county of their choosing. That rule was changed more than a […]