Shapiro signs bill to make Pa. Preferred Organic label permanent

BY: - November 1, 2023

Established in 2019 as part of the Pennsylvania Farm Bill, the PA Preferred Organic Program was part of efforts to help Pennsylvania farmers increase and diversify their income.

Forthcoming legislation would increase interagency coordination for mental health crises

BY: and - October 17, 2023

On Dec. 30, 2020, state troopers responded to a 911 report of a possibly suicidal person standing on the edge of an Interstate 80 overpass in Monroe County. That person was 19-year-old Christian Hall, an Asian American, who, amidst a mental health crisis, was shot three times by police that day after he refused officers’ […]

Lawmakers, seeing demand for organic produce, seek to make Pa. Preferred program permanent

BY: - March 15, 2023

The department will defend its proposed budget for the 2023-24 fiscal year at a Senate Appropriations hearing on March 28.


In the Poconos, calls for justice for Pa. teen fatally shot by State Police | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 14, 2021

Christian Hall, 19, was suffering from mental health issues, his family says, when he was fatally shot on an I-80 overpass last December.


The Legislature needs to step up to keep Pa. residents in their homes. Here’s how | Opinion

BY: - September 4, 2020

Please, contact your local lawmaker and call on them to support our Safe at Home bill package to keep families in their homes.

New Jersey recognizes secular wedding celebrants under state law. Is Pennsylvania next?

BY: - May 10, 2019

Commonwealth statute regarding who can officiate a wedding — and legally sign a marriage certificate — is narrow and at the same time confusing.