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Capital-Star’s reporting prompts Pa.’s teacher pension fund to audit travel expenses to L.A.

BY: - March 6, 2020

Pennsylvania’s largest pension fund is auditing its travel expenses after reporting by the Capital-Star revealed opaque expense records for cross-country travel.

Pa. House passes fetal remains bill with bipartisan backing

BY: - November 18, 2019

Every Republican backed the bill, along with a smattering of Democrats, which passed on a 123-76 vote. 

COMMENTARY

We’re psychologists: This Pa. House bill mandating the burial of fetal remains is emotionally damaging to women | Opinion

BY: - November 17, 2019

This poorly-worded and ambiguous piece of legislation is emotionally harmful to the women of Pennsylvania and it deserves to be defeated.

A Republican lawmaker wants to eliminate Pa.’s property tax by targeting retirement income. Will his bill gain traction this session? 

BY: - August 20, 2019

A bill from Rep. Frank Ryan, R-Lebanon, would also increase income and sales taxes to replace the estimated $15 billion that state property owners currently pay.

GOP electeds call for Lebanon County Republican chair to resign over ‘racist’ mailer

BY: - May 3, 2019

In an intra-party scrum gone public, three Republican lawmakers from Lebanon County are calling on the county’s GOP chairman to resign over what they say is a “racist” mailer directed at an incumbent county commissioner. Sen. Mike Folmer and Reps. Russ Diamond and Frank Ryan called for local party boss Casey Long to resign in […]

COMMENTARY

‘Innocence is real:’ A death row survivor makes the case for scrapping capital punishment in Pa. | Opinion

BY: - April 30, 2019

So far, capital punishment hasn't been part of Pennsylvania's conversation on criminal justice reform. But proposals in the state House and Senate are evidence that could change.

House passes child sex abuse statute reforms, kicks them to Senate, Scarnati

BY: - April 10, 2019

By wide bipartisan margins, the House on Wednesday passed legislation to eliminate the criminal statute of limitations for child sexual abuse.

COMMENTARY

A new bill, a new legislative session. But the math of property tax reform remains as daunting as ever | Analysis

BY: - March 20, 2019

Math is hard. Property tax reform math is even harder.