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.
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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.
What does a recent Pa. Supreme Court ruling mean for survivors of childhood sexual abuse?
Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward hasn’t officially ruled out legislation that would open a two-year window for victims of child sexual abuse to sue their abusers.
As child advocates plan for action, top Senate GOP lawmaker Ward considers the ‘best legal path’ to justice
When state lawmakers return to Harrisburg in September, Marci Hamilton will be waiting to greet them.
Wolf vetoes Republican voting bill; GOP pivots to constitutional referendums
Such measures are approved by the Legislature before they go before voters in a referendum. Governors have no say on their ratification.
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.
‘Do your job’: Abuse survivors call on Senate to pass stalled lawsuit reform bill
(*This story was updated at 11:24 a.m. on Tuesday, 5/25/21 to clarify the role of Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office and its interactions with Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward’s staff) Cindy Leech’s voice broke, then it broke again, as she talked about the lives ruined, and the lives lost, to childhood sexual abuse — including […]
Pa. Senate Maj. Leader Ward announces stage one breast cancer diagnosis
“I didn’t want to be statewide news right after I won majority leader, with all that statewide news,” Ward said. “It was literally two weeks later.”