It’s a ‘win-win.’ Pa. lawmakers, student-athletes celebrate name, image, likeness legislation
The new legislation makes Pennsylvania the 25th state to give student-athletes NIL rights.
Pa. families can opt for an additional year of learning. What to know before July 15 deadline
With a new option to hold their kids back a grade to address pandemic-related learning losses, Pennsylvania families will have to make a decision soon.
Wolf vetoes Republican voting bill; GOP pivots to constitutional referendums
Such measures are approved by the Legislature before they go before voters in a referendum. Governors have no say on their ratification.
Trump pressures Pa. Senate GOP to approve legislative audit of 2020 election
*This story was updated at 3:05 p.m. on Friday, 6/4/21,with a response from Senate President Pro-Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, and at 5:55 p.m. with a statement from Senate State Government Committee Chairman David Argall, R-Schuylkill. Former President Donald Trump issued a statement Friday backing a legislative audit of the 2020 election in Pennsylvania. Trump celebrated […]
Gov. Wolf wants to ‘level the playing field’ with charter reform, but not everyone is on board
Saying that he wants to bring accountability to what he describes as a broken system, Gov. Tom Wolf again has called on lawmakers to “level the playing field” with charter school reform
Pa.s’ top two Republicans announce plans for lobbying reform, but is it enough?
A new package of bills could tighten the guidelines for Pennsylvania lobbyists. Though it’s a step toward reform, advocates say they need more details. In a statement released Monday, Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, and House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, unveiled plans to draft legislation and build on the state’s existing Lobbyist Disclosure […]
Some struggled to adjust to pandemic learning. A Pa. Senate bill could address gaps
The legislation would give parents the power to decide if their child should advance to the next grade level.
Plastic bag preemption suit takes aim at long time Harrisburg dealmaking mechanism
A legal challenge filed by Pennsylvania local governments to eliminate a state law blocking them from regulating single-use plastics could also threaten Harrisburg dealmaking as we know it. The suit, filed in Commonwealth Court in March by the cities of Philadelphia and West Chester, the township of Lower Merion, and the borough of Narberth, argues […]
House passes statutory window for old child abuse lawsuits, splitting GOP majority
Wednesday's vote split the Republican caucus down the middle, a rarity in the legislature. All but one of the dissenting votes was cast by a GOP lawmaker.
Wolf, legislative leaders tap the well-connected for big salaries as oversight board members
Such appointments certainly aren’t new. But reformers were quick to call the trend, at best, discouraging to citizens, and at worst, feeding widespread and record low distrust in all levels of government.
GOP lawmakers accuse Wolf admin of trying to fix results of ballot question limiting governors’ emergency powers
The bill that Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, described at a press conference would mark another attempt by the Republican-controlled Legislature to curb executive branch powers with policies that would outlast the current Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration.
Washington Co. GOP boss says quiet part out loud about Repubs’ collapse into personality cult | Wednesday Morning Coffee
The GOP's transition from functional political party to personality cult is now complete.