‘Game-changer’ cancer screening bill passes House and Senate, awaits final passage from Shapiro
Senate Bill 8, which was introduced by Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, after her own breast cancer diagnosis in May 2021, will require insurers to cover all costs associated with genetic counseling and genetic testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutation for people with a family history of — or who are at high risk for — being diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer.
With no majority in the Pa. House, Democrats and Republicans are fighting over who calls the shots
(This story was updated at 10:56 a.m., Friday, Dec. 2, 2022.) Foreshadowing contentious times to come, Democrats and Republicans in the evenly-divided state House sparred Thursday over who has the power to call a special election for a vacant seat in western Pennsylvania. Caucus leaders took umbrage at each others’ positions on the unusual circumstances […]
In reversal, Pa. redistricting commission votes to count 3,000 more prisoners in their cells
The slight reversal follows a widely celebrated decision by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission in late August to count the majority of prisoners at their previous residences, not in their cell.
Tapped for leadership, Ward, McClinton shatter 244-year-old glass ceiling in Pa. General Assembly
Women made history in Pennsylvania’s House and Senate Thursday, when lawmakers elected two female legislators as floor leaders for the first time in the General Assembly’s 244-year history.