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Latino Affairs Caucus receives official recognition from Pa. General Assembly

BY: - June 19, 2021

First established in 2015, the caucus aims to address issues facing the commonwealth’s Latino communities and “explore what public policies are necessary” to address said issues. 

How Pa. lawmakers, interest groups reacted to Wolf’s 2021-2022 budget proposal

BY: - February 3, 2021

This developing story will be updated.  Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s Budget Address Wednesday, state lawmakers and interest groups shared their thoughts on the newly proposed budget. Here’s what they had to say. U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, D-3rd District: 1/ We need to go BIG & BOLD at both the federal & state levels! I’m working […]

Pa. Rep. Patty Kim tests positive for COVID-19

BY: - January 15, 2021

Kim confirmed the diagnosis in a tweet Friday morning, saying she was experiencing mild symptoms. 

COMMENTARY

Washington, D.C. could learn a lot from Pa. leadership | Opinion

BY: - December 13, 2020

Faced with a nearly $5 billion budget hole, Republicans and Democrats negotiated effectively with Governor Tom Wolf and passed a remaining fiscal year budget with minimal damage to existing state programs. By using a combination of federal CARES Act funding and Rainy-Day Funds, leaders were able to come together to keep the Commonwealth moving ahead.

Lawmakers send Wolf gun, environment bills on their way out of town – and for some, out of office

BY: - November 21, 2020

Bills that tweak environmental regulations, bolster the rights of gun owners during public emergencies, and grant free state IDs to people experiencing homelessness all got final approval from the House and Senate this week, the Legislature’s last in Harrisburg before it kicks off a new legislative session in January. 

Candidates, constituents of rural Pa. call for ‘their own Bill of Rights’

BY: - September 17, 2020

Several of the candidates said that residents of rural Pennsylvania don’t feel “heard” in Harrisburg.