Pennsylvania oil lobby keeps abandoned wells unplugged
The oil and gas industry could jeopardize federal funding to clean up the state’s thousands of abandoned and leaking wells.
Pa. Victim Advocate Jennifer Storm announces her resignation
State victim Advocate Jennifer Storm announced her resignation Friday, two months after her bid to serve a second term was shot down by the state Senate in what she deemed a political witch hunt. Storm, who has led the state Office of the Victim Advocate since 2013, remained in her post for weeks after the […]
‘I spoke truth to power’: Ousted Pa. Victim Advocate Storm slams Senate GOP over vote to deny her another term
Pennsylvania’s crime victim advocate castigated the top Republican in the state Senate Tuesday, saying he publicly defamed her and derailed her career after she staked out positions that put her at odds with his office.
‘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.
Philly sues again to overturn state ban on local firearm regulations
“In all of 2019, 22 soldiers died in Afghanistan,” one official said. “Twenty-two — that’s a bad weekend in the city of Philadelphia.”
Pa. Senate Republicans take mail-in ballot fight to U.S. Supreme Court
The filing with the nation’s highest court comes just days after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied a similar request Corman and Scarnati filed with House Republican leaders.
Who should speak for crime victims in Pennsylvania? The move to oust the state victim advocate, explained
A bill before the General Assembly would require the victim's advocate to have a law degree, disqualifying the woman who now holds the job.
Following Senate COVID cases, Pa. Capitol tours suspended, top leader says
Pa. Capitol complex tours are currently suspended while guides and security guards quarantine due to potential COVID-19 exposure.
More Pa. Senate employees test positive for COVID-19
The news comes the same week that all eight employees in the Senate Secretary’s office were forced to quarantine after one of them tested positive for the disease.
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.
Pa. Senate office in quarantine after employee tests positive for COVID-19
The staffer from the Senate Secretary’s office who was diagnosed with COVID-19 was working in the state Capitol as recently as last week.
Wolf, Repubs both say they want election reform. Will they get it in time? | Friday Morning Coffee
There are 67 days until Election Day. But voters will be casting their ballots well before that. There's exactly zero margin for error here.