Faith leaders urge minimum wage hike, expanded child tax credit as Congress nears recess
'We need Congress to legislate like it loves the people,' Rabbi Michael Pollack of March on Harrisburg, told lawmakers.
Gift ban advocates look to circumvent GOP leadership, pressure lawmakers
Previous efforts to tighten Pennsylvania’s gift laws have died in the General Assembly, but lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have expressed a desire for a more comprehensive ban over the last year.
Former health secretary Beam takes lobbying job with UPMC, raising concern and hope
Alison Beam, who was a top staffer for Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf before taking over the state Health Department in January 2021, will be hired as the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s next vice president of government affairs, the healthcare giant announced last week.
Gift ban advocates target Pa. GOP leaders, urging an end to ‘Groundhog Day’
Under Pennsylvania’s existing Ethics Act, state lawmakers and government employees can accept unlimited gifts — lodging, travel, entertainment, and meals — from anyone as long as they disclose those worth more than $250 on annual financial interest forms.
Gift ban advocates call Benninghoff the latest holdup; House GOP says it’s a ‘work in progress’
Santa and his helpers, organizers with March on Harrisburg, weren’t asking or figgy pudding; they were asking the Republican-controlled Legislature to pass a gift ban.
A GOP holdout says he’d support a gift ban if elected governor. Advocates ask why not now?
Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, is the only Republican in legislative leadership who has not vocalized support for the gift ban.
Confined to Zoom no more, activists return to state Capitol to hold lawmakers to account
After being shut out for much of the last year, activists of all stripes are returning to the stately marble steps and gilded interior of the Pennsylvania Capitol.