Pa. nurse practitioners lobby to remove ‘archaic’ collaboration requirement

BY: - May 3, 2023

PCNP President-elect Amanda Laskoskie said full practice authority changes nothing nurse practitioners already do — such as diagnosing illness, ordering tests and medications, and making referrals.

A voting sign in Philadelphia

Pa. state senators introduce open primary bill | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 1, 2023

Today is the deadline to register to vote in the May 16 primary -- but only if you're registered with one of the Big Two parties. A bill before the state Senate would change that.

‘It’s time to end this outdated test’: Pa. Senate votes to exempt newer vehicles from emissions inspection

BY: - October 19, 2021

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

BY: - August 12, 2020

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

BY: - June 19, 2019

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 […]

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-Northampton, addresses the Senate State Government Committee.

‘We have to give it a shot’: Redistricting bill passes Senate committee, as reformers call for more work

BY: - April 10, 2019

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

BY: - March 8, 2019

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

BY: - March 7, 2019

The fight to change how Pennsylvania draws its political boundaries is going into overtime.