Senate panel asks Commonwealth Court to force Wolf to release waivers

BY: - May 11, 2020

The petition filed Monday would force Wolf to comply with the subpoena a Senate committee issued last month, seeking details about the 42,000-plus requests for business waivers

DePasquale announces audit, Senate serves subpoena as pressure increases to open up Wolf’s waiver

BY: - April 30, 2020

The move forces Gov. Tom Wolf to shed light on how his administration decided which businesses could open and which would remain closed to prevent the spread of the disease.


Pa. Senate panel to consider motion to subpoena Wolf waiver documents | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 30, 2020

Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Frustrated by what they say is a lack of transparency in the way the Wolf administration awarded waivers that have allowed non-essential businesses to keep operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, a state Senate panel is slated to vote today on subpoenas to force the release of those documents. In a statement released […]

If at first you don’t succeed: Dem Shanna Danielson talks about her Pa. Senate run | 2020 Women Speak Up

BY: - March 18, 2020

In honor of Women’s History Month and the centennial of the 19th Amendment this year, the Capital-Star decided to follow up with the many women running for public office across the state.  Each week, look for a short Q&A with these women and learn a bit more about them and why they are running for […]

Pa. Senate bill aims to give extra help to vets who get into trouble with the law

BY: - January 29, 2020

Legislation sponsored by Sens. Mike Regan, R-York, and Doug Mastriano, R-Adams, would allow Pennsylvania’s veteran courts, which offer special adjudication and sentencing for military veterans, to take jurisdiction of cases from neighboring counties.

A Pa. state senator got the green light to start a school safety nonprofit — but can’t mention his day job

BY: - September 12, 2019

Protect PA Schools will collect donations to help private and public schools get security upgrades, personnel, and consulting. 

Armed teachers in Pa.’s schools? Groups on both sides of the gun debate say Senate bill would allow it

BY: - June 27, 2019

It could result in arming teachers. Gov. Tom Wolf has said he'll veto any such measure.

House, Senate committees approve ‘PA GI Bill’ providing college grants for state National Guard families

BY: - April 30, 2019

The bills 'honor the sacrifice' of Pa. Guardsmen and their families, lawmakers said


Sen. Mike Regan: I’m still making up my mind on legalizing recreational cannabis | Opinion

BY: - April 8, 2019

If I am going to be opposed, it is going to be an educated decision – not one based on emotion.

State Sen. Mike Regan wants tough mandatory sentences for fentanyl dealers. Opponents say it’s a ‘step back’ in the failed ‘War on Drugs’

BY: - March 3, 2019

It’s been four years since the state Supreme Court invalidated the state’s mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses, wiping them all from state statues in a 3-2 ruling. The decision conformed with broader criminal justice reforms sweeping the nation, which sought to remedy the harsh sentencing laws and high incarceration rates that proliferated during the […]


This is why Pa. needs tougher mandatory sentences to fight fentanyl abuse | Opinion

BY: - February 28, 2019

It is time we take serious action to get not only the dealers but the actual fentanyl off our streets.