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Three years since Tree of Life. All that’s changed are the names of the dead | Wednesday Coffee

BY: - October 27, 2021

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and his allies have made a renewed call for passage of anti-gun violence bills. The Legislature won't vote on them. Again

VIDEO: On eve of Tree of Life anniversary, Wolf, allies call for passage of anti-gun violence bills

BY: - October 26, 2021

The call came as the GOP-controlled Legislature considers bills preempting local gun ordinances.

‘Just ban gifts’: Pa. House panel unanimously approves gift ban bill

BY: - October 26, 2021

State lawmakers may currently receive unlimited gifts under Pennsylvania’s current Ethics Act, including from lobbyists, as long as they report gifts worth more than $250 on annual forms disclosing financial interests

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Advocates call on Pa. to spend $40M to fight lead poisoning in kids | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 25, 2021

This week, Oct. 24-30, is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

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The American Dream depends on transit for all in Pa. We need to fund it that way| Opinion

BY: - October 24, 2021

Transit is a lifeline for low-income and Black and brown populations, immigrant communities, the disabled, and the elderly.

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Five Questions with Sen. Nikil Saval: From community organizing to the Capitol | Wednesday Coffee

BY: - October 20, 2021

'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.

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The unseen cost of healthcare transparency bill: Partner notifications would be public | Opinion

BY: - October 20, 2021

Making that information public will discourage people from getting tested for HIV, other STIs, making it harder to stop the spread of these infections.

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Biden’s PFAS plan targets Pa., other states plagued by ‘forever chemicals’ | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 19, 2021

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 […]

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What the Pa. Legislature wants you to know about its legal fees | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - October 16, 2021

The Pa. Legislature spends millions of dollars on outside legal counsel, though the Capitol abounds with lawyers.

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Pa. House, Senate need to work together to rein prescription drug prices | Opinion

BY: - October 8, 2021

One in every two Pennsylvanians cannot afford the medications they need to manage their health.

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The GOP, hot on the trail of election ‘fraud’ | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - October 2, 2021

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

BY: - September 30, 2021

Some of the extended suspensions also encourage the use of tele-health services by waiving requirements for in-person medical care in certain settings.