At request of counties, lawmakers delay privatization of Medicaid rides to doctor’s visits
A last-minute provision added to the budget passed in 2018 mandated that the program, known as Medical Assistance Transportation, be contracted to a private company.
‘It’s extremely important’: Senate schedules marathon hearing on probation and parole reform
Pennsylvania is one of only eight states that puts no limit on how long someone can serve probation.
How the Pa. General Assembly is trying to expand rights for crime victims
The House and Senate have approved a dozen victim-centered bills over the last past week, including a few identical versions of the same bill passed by both chambers.
Senate security employee escorted out of Capitol as harassment suit works through court: report
*This story was updated on Wednesday afternoon to include comments from senate secretary Megan Martin. More than a year after she accused her then-supervisor for sexual harassment, a top official with the state Senate security force isn’t sure if she still has her job or not, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Wednesday. Two sources told the […]
Most of Pa.’s sick and elderly inmates die in prison. Medical parole could change that
Pennsylvania’s prison population grows older by the day, but only a handful of people are released from state corrections facilities each year due to failing health. That’s according to state Corrections Secretary John Wetzel, who told senators last week that Pennsylvania’s program to release elderly inmates from prison is underused and ineffective. Now, state lawmakers […]
Can the Pa. Legislature be trusted to investigate its own #MeToo allegations?
There is still no system to investigate sexual harassment complaints uniformly in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Bipartisan lawmakers are floating proposals to change that.