‘The ballots are called mail-in ballots.’ Pa. Senate approves bill eliminating drop boxes
The upper chamber voted 29-20 along party lines to approve a GOP-authored bill that would require voters who don’t return mail-in ballots through the U.S. Postal Service to deliver them to their county elections office instead of depositing them into a drop box.
Advocates again call on Pa. Senate to open two-year window for child sex abuse survivors
If it weren’t for an advertising error made last year by the Department of State, a proposed constitutional amendment authorizing the window for child sex abuse survivors would have appeared on the May 2021 primary election ballot.
In a legacy-cementing final budget address, Wolf looks forward by looking back | John L. Micek
Awash in federal money and a healthy surplus, we're 'on the road to the commonwealth's comeback,' the governor told lawmakers.
In final budget address, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf announces $43.7B spending proposal
“We are no longer digging out of a hole. We’re ready to build,” Wolf, who vowed to leave Pennsylvania with a budget surplus at the end of his term, said during a joint session of the House and Senate.
Lawmakers, Jewish leaders announce $4.5M in security grants; call for permanent funding
Lawmakers from the House and Senate joined Jewish leaders in Pittsburgh on Thursday, as the nation and world observed International Holocaust Remembrance Day, to announce a new round of state funding for a program intended to keep marginalized and vulnerable communities safe from harm. “You all stepped up. You realized that our community, and all […]
Bill to extend legal window for child sex abuse survivors unlikely to see a Pa. Senate vote
Eighteen states have passed the statutory window much like the one proposed in Pennsylvania since 2005.
As Harrisburg Republicans craft fall agenda, their allies are asking for more
Abortion opponents, gun right advocates, and spending hawks are all pushing for their proposals to be front and center
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.
‘We waited our entire childhood.’ Advocates urge Senate to approve window for sex abuse cases
“Do you know what the cost of waiting is?” LaQuisha Anthony asked during a Monday rally, urging the state Senate to vote on legislation that would open a two-year window for child sex abuse survivors to pursue civil lawsuits against their abusers.
Gov. Tom Wolf finally imposed a school mask mandate. It’s about time | Wednesday Morning Coffee
Republican cries of government overreach don't hold water. The state compels all kinds of things for the greater good.
Pa. redistricting commission to count people in prison at their old home, not in their cell
This will effectively mark a small but meaningful shift in population from Pennsylvania countryside to it’s cities, increasing urban representation while reducing rural representation.
GOP Feud: Corman changes forensic investigation, reassigns Mastriano’s staff in squabble over probe
'For six weeks, I’ve been working in good faith with my Republican leadership, and they’ve done nothing but stonewall me,' Sen. Doug Mastriano told a right-wing news outlet.