This Pa. budget season, we must invest in safer communities | Opinion
Lawmakers must make this reducing gun violence a top priority in this year’s budget. Lives are depending on it.
To spend or not to spend, Harrisburg asks this budget season
The question of how to spend $7.3 billion in federal stimulus funds has quickly -- and predictably -- cleaved along party lines.
‘We are all in the crossfire’: With gun violence on the rise during the pandemic, one Philadelphia mom is fighting back | Thursday Morning Coffee
“There’s a frustrating sense of normality about murders in our country … the reality is that we are all in the crossfire," an activist said. "The only way to reduce gun violence is to work together."
Wolf broke the fourth wall with his budget speech. Will Pa. tune in? | John L. Micek
A very different time demanded a very different kind of budget address. We got that much. We'll see what happens next.
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.
Pa. Republican Rep. Mike Reese dies at age 42
Reese died Saturday afternoon at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital with his family by his side, KDKA-TV reported.
Report: Most states are weeks late in paying unemployment benefits. How did Pa. do? | Monday Morning Coffee
As of Nov. 1, all but three states were meeting the federal mandate to get benefit payments to 87 percent of applicants within three weeks.
It’s Budget Week (again). Here’s what you need to know | Monday Morning Coffee
Lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf have until Nov. 30 to get a budget deal to finish the 2020-21 fiscal year. Can it be done?
‘The best part of it is picking your own time to leave,’ Scarnati says, as Pa. Senate pays tribute to retiring GOP leader
A 20-year veteran of the Senate, Scarnati announced in February that he would not seek reelection this year, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family.
Hughes: It’s ‘a crime to have $1.3B sitting around’; Ahead of budget debate, Senate Dems release plan for unspent CARES cash
With round two of this year’s budget debate looming, Senate Democrats have rolled out their plan to spend $1.3 billion in unspent federal COVID-19 relief funds.
Pa. Senate’s vote to curb executive power devolves into partisan shouting match
Actions by the GOP majority “defied the spirit of democracy” the chamber's top Democratic leader said Wednesday.
Activists, W.Pa. lawmakers call on Allegheny Co. officials to increase access to the ballot box
Allegheny County election officials have already processed 204,000 mail-in and absentee ballot applications to date,