Three years since Tree of Life. All that’s changed are the names of the dead | Wednesday Coffee
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
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
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
Advocates call on Pa. to spend $40M to fight lead poisoning in kids | Monday Morning Coffee
This week, Oct. 24-30, is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
The American Dream depends on transit for all in Pa. We need to fund it that way| Opinion
Transit is a lifeline for low-income and Black and brown populations, immigrant communities, the disabled, and the elderly.
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.