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Wolf to sign $40.8B budget that spends on education, saves billions for the future

BY: and - June 25, 2021

“This year’s budget reflects resilience,” Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, said.

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Pa.’s botched vaccine rollout is causing ‘tremendous anxiety and mistrust.’ Senate Dems drop centralized registry plan to change it | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 22, 2021

The four lawmakers say their plan will reduce frustration, and eliminate the need to spend hours searching for appointments.

‘The best part of it is picking your own time to leave,’ Scarnati says, as Pa. Senate pays tribute to retiring GOP leader

BY: - October 20, 2020

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. 

After closed door dealings, General Assembly sends Wolf revised nat. gas tax credit bill; signature expected

BY: - July 14, 2020

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.

General Assembly sends Wolf a bill adding protections against sexual assault in police custody

BY: - July 7, 2020

To include police officers, criminal justice reformers were forced to also back enhanced penalties for prison inmates who attack a prison guard.

Pa. Dems call for ‘recovery and healing,’ as state emerges from COVID-19 pandemic

BY: - June 18, 2020

Democratic lawmakers from Philly area gathered virtually Thursday to discuss a path forward for Pa. it emerges from the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Pa. senator apologizes after saying he likes online voting sessions because he can ‘stare daggers’ at female colleague

BY: - April 7, 2020

State Sen. Bob Mensch, R-Montgomery, later apologized, saying he thought his microphone had been off when he made "an offhand comment."

‘Time’s up, Daylin’: Democrats want Leach to resign. Will they expel him if he doesn’t?

BY: - June 11, 2019

"If we can't set the example here in our own House, under this dome, what does it say about our government?" Sen. Katie Muth said Monday.

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‘Innocence is real:’ A death row survivor makes the case for scrapping capital punishment in Pa. | Opinion

BY: - April 30, 2019

So far, capital punishment hasn't been part of Pennsylvania's conversation on criminal justice reform. But proposals in the state House and Senate are evidence that could change.