Pa. House, Senate bills would mandate protections, sick leave for meatpacking, food processing workers
Like hundreds of thousands of Americans, Carmen Dominguez has seen the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic up close. A union steward at a JBS beef plant in Souderton, Montgomery County, Dominguez saw two of her colleagues die from the virus as it began its deadly sweep across the commonwealth last spring. On Wednesday, she traveled […]
Facing veto threat, Pa. House approves bill blocking Wolf from closing centers for the intellectually disabled
The chamber’s 139-55 vote on Wednesday afternoon split both Republicans and Democrats, but reached the two-thirds majorities needed to overcome Wolf’s veto promise.
Anti-abortion protester harassed by Brian Sims says lawmaker deserves censure
The woman spent the day meeting with lawmakers, asking for their backing to formally condemn Sims and strip him of his committee assignments.
As abortion debate rages, some Pa. lawmakers challenge their party — or themselves
A number of lawmakers either changed their vote or went against their party colleagues Tuesday.
Pa. House passes Down syndrome abortion ban, Gov. Wolf vows veto
The bill passed 117-76.