State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Philadelphia, speaks at a news conference at the state Capitol (screen capture).

Local leaders call for $5B to protect Pa. kids from lead, asbestos | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 4, 2023

'A leaky roof doesn't fix itself. With billions sitting in the treasury, it's finally time to invest in our children,' Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Philadelphia, said.


Prevent Crime: Protect children from lead poisoning | Opinion

BY: - September 21, 2022

More than 9,000 young children suffer from lead poisoning each year in Pennsylvania.


What the fight for voting rights and the Pa. school funding lawsuit have in common | Opinion

BY: - January 28, 2022

In both instances, the future of Black and brown Americans and Pennsylvanians are absolutely at stake.


Advocates call on Pa. to spend $40M to fight lead poisoning in kids | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 25, 2021

This week, Oct. 24-30, is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week


Report: Pa. kids show elevated blood lead levels at more than 2X national rate | Wednesday Coffee

BY: - September 29, 2021

Pa. is one of six states, including Ohio, where kids have dangerously elevated lead levels in their blood.


Biden’s infrastructure plan targets lead pipes that threaten public health across the U.S. – including Pa. | Opinion

BY: - May 5, 2021

President Joe Biden has proposed spending $45 billion to replace every lead water pipe and service line in the nation. A public health expert explains why he sees this as a worthwhile investment.

Penn pledges $100M to help Philly schools fight lead, asbestos

BY: - November 18, 2020

The donation, $10 million a year for 10 years, is the largest private donation in the school district's history, officials said.

Here’s everything we know so far about Gov. Tom Wolf’s 6th budget

BY: - February 2, 2020

After a month of hints, Gov. Tom Wolf will finally lay out his 2020 budget on Tuesday in front of a joint session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly in the middle of a busy news week. This year, it’s the same day as the State of the Union address, the day after the Iowa Caucus, […]

Map: 100 Pa. schools found lead in their drinking water. Here’s how they responded

BY: - January 12, 2020

Water at more than 100 buildings in 32 districts across Pennsylvania had unsafe levels of lead in the 2018-2019 school year, according to a list the Pennsylvania Department of Education published in late November.

Philly City Council committee tables bill to subsidize lead remediation costs for landlords

BY: - December 5, 2019

The delay won the blessing of the proposal’s main sponsor, at-large Councilman David Oh, a Republican.


Pa. still has too much lead poisoning. Here’s what we do about it | Opinion

BY: - October 22, 2019

Lead poisoning is preventable in Pennsylvania -- but only with effective education and smart public policy.


How to address America’s lead crisis and provide safe drinking water for all | Opinion

BY: - September 4, 2019

We can solve this crisis with better enforcement, stricter sampling protocols, revised federal regulations and more funding for state agencies.