Pa. Rep. Zabel’s resignation highlights need for systemic change in Harrisburg | Marc Stier
We need reparative and restorative justice instead of just punitive justice.
Pa. Rep. Mike Zabel faces calls to resign following sexual harassment allegations
An SEIU lobbyist and an unnamed state representative have accused the suburban Philadelphia Democrat of harassment.
Why Pa. needs a ‘Red Flag’ law: 72 hours could save your life | Opinion
Uncontrollable gun violence does not need to be our American reality.
Philly refinery fire was a WARN-ing: Pa. must do more to retrain displaced workers | Opinion
If more dominos are going to fall in our communities, let's limit the damage and give our families and business a warning.
One lesson of the Philly refinery disaster: Executives shouldn’t be rewarded for that failure | Opinion
It’s common decency to first consider the livelihood of the employees on whose backs the executives built their companies.
How a controversial gun crime provision passed under the noses of Philadelphia’s lawmakers
State House Democrats are expressing frustration with the communication breakdown that left them in the dark about concerns from progressive Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner over a bill passed during the final, frenzied hours of last month’s budget debate. According to a half a dozen Democratic lawmakers, some interviewed on the basis of anonymity to […]
State legislators want a guaranteed opportunity to defend laws against court challenges
The bill, which passed the House in May on a near-party line vote, would let leadership in the General Assembly grant lawmakers standing in court to defend the constitutionality of laws — a decision usually handled by a judge.
Victims’ rights amendment Marsy’s Law moves out of House committee
A bill aimed at protecting the rights of crime victims advanced out of state House committee 19-4 Thursday, with Democrats and Republicans on both sides of the tally. Marsy’s Law, introduced by Rep. Sheryl Delozier, R-Cumberland, would not create any new rights. Instead, it would amend Pennsylvania’s Constitution to enshrine existing laws that inform victims […]