Five Questions with Sen. Nikil Saval: From community organizing to the Capitol | Wednesday Coffee
'You just walk around the building and people are like 'Senator, how are you?' It's a ridiculous title. A Roman title,' the first-term, Philadelphia Democrat said in a recent interview.
The unseen cost of healthcare transparency bill: Partner notifications would be public | Opinion
Making that information public will discourage people from getting tested for HIV, other STIs, making it harder to stop the spread of these infections.
Biden’s PFAS plan targets Pa., other states plagued by ‘forever chemicals’ | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The Biden administration has announced what it’s describing as an “accelerated effort” to protect Americans from so-called “forever chemicals” in drinking water in Pennsylvania and other states that can cause severe health problems. The administration says its plan to tackle the chemicals formally known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is a multi-pronged effort that will […]
What the Pa. Legislature wants you to know about its legal fees | Editorial Cartoon
The Pa. Legislature spends millions of dollars on outside legal counsel, though the Capitol abounds with lawyers.
Pa. House, Senate need to work together to rein prescription drug prices | Opinion
One in every two Pennsylvanians cannot afford the medications they need to manage their health.
The GOP, hot on the trail of election ‘fraud’ | Editorial Cartoon
A Pa. state Senate panel is conducting yet another investigation of the 2020 election in the Keystone State.
Wolf signs bill extending waivers for hundreds of state regulations
Some of the extended suspensions also encourage the use of tele-health services by waiving requirements for in-person medical care in certain settings.
Why doesn’t Pa. support equal pay for equal work for disability support workers? | Opinion
The state has federal stimulus money to make it happen. It should spend it.
We need to break the cycle of gun violence. That starts with us | Opinion
No one wins with this ongoing violence, the wasted human potential, and the current insidiousness of military-grade weapons on our city streets.
In response to lawmakers’ request, Wolf admin says it’ll release more detailed pandemic data by legislative district
A day after Republican lawmakers in the General Assembly asked for it, the state will begin releasing more detailed information about the state of the pandemic in Pennsylvania, including vaccine records by legislative district, Gov. Tom Wolf’s office said Friday. “My administration is committed to transparency and we have released a historic amount of public […]
GOP lawmakers are wrong, vaccines and abortions save lives | Opinion
The track record of the Republican caucuses in the Legislature ... shows that they are anti-science and anti-public health.
Nursing home reform needs to cross the finish line | Opinion
When there is enough staff to take care of physical and emotional needs, without being rushed, without feeling like it’s an assembly line, it makes all the difference for quality of life.