‘It’s time to end this outdated test’: Pa. Senate votes to exempt newer vehicles from emissions inspection
An estimated 2.1 million vehicle owners qualify for the exemption.
When will Sen. John DiSanto’s actions on redistricting reform match his rhetoric? | Opinion
The Republican lawmaker knows there's widespread public support for redistricting reform in Pennsylania. Why won't he let those bills come to a vote?
Pa. Senate panel advances bill to beef up ban on snow-topped cars
A state Senate panel has advanced legislation beefing up an already-existing state law that allows police to fine drivers who don’t speedily clear snow and ice from the tops of their cars and trucks after heavy weather. On Tuesday, the Senate Transportation Committee unanimously approved the bill sponsored by Sens. Lisa Boscola, D-Northampton, and Dan […]
‘We have to give it a shot’: Redistricting bill passes Senate committee, as reformers call for more work
A bill that would change the way Pennsylvania draws its political maps got the support of a Senate committee Tuesday, even though lawmakers and activists alike still think it needs some work.
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 […]
Redistricting reformers have one more shot at preventing a 2021 gerrymander
The fight to change how Pennsylvania draws its political boundaries is going into overtime.