Wolf to sign $40.8B budget that spends on education, saves billions for the future
“This year’s budget reflects resilience,” Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, said.
Pa.’s botched vaccine rollout is causing ‘tremendous anxiety and mistrust.’ Senate Dems drop centralized registry plan to change it | Monday Morning Coffee
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
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
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
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
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
State Sen. Bob Mensch, R-Montgomery, later apologized, saying he thought his microphone had been off when he made "an offhand comment."
Gov. Wolf touted near-majority backing for his infrastructure plan in June. Environmental advocates are trying to chip away at that support
Restore PA bills in the House and Senate have lost two co-sponsors each.
‘Time’s up, Daylin’: Democrats want Leach to resign. Will they expel him if he doesn’t?
"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.
‘Innocence is real:’ A death row survivor makes the case for scrapping capital punishment in Pa. | Opinion
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.