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Gov. candidate Shapiro is skeptical of RGGI. It’s unclear if AG Shapiro will do something about it.

BY: - October 27, 2021

Now that he’s running for governor, Democratic state Attorney General Josh Shapiro is trying to separate himself from incumbent Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature environmental initiative.  Shapiro’s campaign did not specifically say if, elected as governor in 2022, he would pull the commonwealth out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Also known as RGGI, it’s a […]

The clock is ticking for lawmakers to draw Pa.’s legislative maps. Here’s why

BY: - October 25, 2021

They must draw the maps by Jan. 2022, but likely will try to finish early to meet deadlines for next year's election.

Can magic mushrooms help fight mental illness? A bipartisan group of Pa. lawmakers think so

BY: - October 22, 2021

And it has the backing of a New York attorney, veterans, and a growing body of research.

Pa. regulatory panel upholds Wolf’s school mask order; eyes turn to courts

BY: - October 21, 2021

'Executive overreach should be challenged when it occurs,' Pa. House Speaker Bryan Cutler said.

Pa. lawmakers have been busy. But did they get anything done? That depends

BY: - October 7, 2021

Despite some major gaps. GOP House leaders defended their record so far during this fall's legislative session.

Pa. House passes bill to expand open records requests for state health data

BY: - October 4, 2021

Rep. Craig Staat’s open records proposal now heads to the state Senate.

Counties are caught in between as Wolf, GOP once again try to negotiate election reform

BY: - September 27, 2021

Counties want to count mail ballots before election day, but House Republicans need new restrictions to back it — which Wolf opposes.

As Harrisburg Republicans craft fall agenda, their allies are asking for more

BY: - September 23, 2021

Abortion opponents, gun right advocates, and spending hawks are all pushing for their proposals to be front and center

Pa. Senate Democrats file suit to block GOP subpoenas in 2020 election investigation

BY: - September 18, 2021

The complaint, which was filed Friday night in Commonwealth Court, asks for the state’s judges to block the subpoenas as unconstitutional, claiming that Pennsylvania Senate Republicans are attempting to unlawfully despite the election’s result. 

Pa. General Assembly’s disaster response faces first test with Hurricane Ida

BY: - September 17, 2021

Wolf asked that the Ida declaration be extended until Nov. 29. Such an extension must be approved by a majority vote of the Pennsylvania House and Senate.

To kick off election investigation, Pa. Senate GOP subpoenas voters’ social security numbers

BY: - September 15, 2021

The legal requests are the opening shots in what could be a long, messy fight over legislative Republicans efforts to review former President Donald Trump’s reelection loss.

To block school mask order, House GOP appeals to arcane committee

BY: - September 14, 2021

Majority House Republicans have asked an obscure state regulatory oversight committee to review the Wolf administration’s school mask mandate.  In a 15-5 vote on Tuesday, the GOP-controlled House Health Committee’s lawmakers approved a six-page letter laying out their legal objections to the order.  It goes on to request that the Commonwealth Joint Committee on Documents […]