Senate Judiciary committee advances bill to increase penalties for people who evade arrest
The legislation sponsored by Sens. John Yudichak, I-Luzerne, and Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, came after Scranton police officer John Wilding fell to his death in 2015 while chasing three teenagers suspected of armed robbery.
Third Pa. legislator this week tests positive for COVID-19, as Capitol rethinks pandemic-era swearing-in
State Sen. John Yudichak, I-Luzerne, announced his condition in a press release Thursday morning. He added that he is currently isolating at home, experiencing “mild, cold-like symptoms.”
After closed door dealings, General Assembly sends Wolf revised nat. gas tax credit bill; signature expected
The proposal, a limited version of a bill Wolf vetoed this spring, would provide upwards of $600 million in tax breaks to, at most, four manufacturing facilities that use Pennsylvania-drilled methane gas to produce fertilizer or other products.
New Planned Parenthood ad hits Pa. senators over telemed bill restricting abortion access | Tuesday Morning Coffee
(*Updated at 9:54 a.m., 5/19/20, to include comment from the campaign of Democratic state Senate hopeful George Scott) Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The political wing of Planned Parenthood says it’s launching a six-figure digital and mail campaign, taking a trio of targeted Republican state senators to task for their votes in favor of a bill expanding access […]
Wolf vetoes multi-million methane tax credit, gas allies push for override
This story was updated at 1:48 pm with additional information. Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed a multi-million dollar tax credit for petrochemical manufacturing. Wolf had promised the veto in early February as the bill passed the General Assembly, and followed up the promise even in the midst of his COVID-19 response. “Rather than enacting this […]
Pa. Lawmakers send natural gas tax credit for Wolf, who’s promised veto
Setting the stage for a gubernatorial veto and potential override showdown, state lawmakers have approved a $450 million tax credit designed to bring methane processing plants to northeastern Pennsylvania.
Wolf underlines veto threat as divided Pa. Senate passes bill blocking admin effort to shutter two centers for the intellectually disabled
The Pennsylvania Senate passed the legislation, from Sen. John Yudichak, I-Luzerne, 28-21 in a near-party line vote.
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.
Pa. Senate bill keeping Polk, White Haven centers open has serious flaws. This is why | Opinion
The provisions of Yudichak's bull will force thousands of people with intellectual disabilities to go without services.
Veteran Dem Pa. Sen. John Yudichak says he’s becoming an independent
The veteran senator insisted that the move would help him better serve his constituents in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
These homegrown companies are helping fuel economic growth in NePa | Opinion
Companies that have called NePa home for years are also helping us open the eyes of the nation, showing that Luzerne County is open for business.