pa-politics

Report: Black people far more likely to be wrongly convicted than whites | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 7, 2022

More than 3,200 people have been exonerated since 1989. More than half of them are Black, according to a new study.

A heron is perched on a piling at sunrise on the Chesapeake Bay in Chesapeake Beach.

States, including Pa., off pace to meet Chesapeake Bay cleanup goals | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 6, 2022

Pa. will fall short, but has 'momentum,' according to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. 

U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th District

In a bellwether Pa. seat, Democrat Susan Wild touts record as she pursues third term

BY: - October 6, 2022

She's facing Republican Lisa Scheller in a rematch in the redrawn 7th Congressional District.

Medical staff tend to a COVID-19 patient. Courtesy of University Hospitals

Study: More Republicans than Democrats likely died of COVID-19

BY: - October 5, 2022

Research shows that there were 14,146 vaccine-preventable deaths in Pennsylvania.

As session nears end, Pa. counties urge Legislature to act on mental health funding

BY: - October 5, 2022

Officials want lawmakers to spend $100M in one-time federal funds to shore up the state's 'crumbling' system.

Oz discusses policies during Pa. Chamber dinner while Fetterman sits out

BY: - October 4, 2022

Republican nominee Mehmet Oz shared his plans for Pennsylvania if elected to the U.S. Senate during the Nov. 8 general election.

Not just a Philly problem. Every community in Pa. has someone in state prison, new data show

BY: - October 4, 2022

'The nation’s 40-year failed experiment with mass incarceration harms each and every one of us,' a policy analyst said.

A proposed reduction to Pennsylvania's corporate net income tax could be included in this year's state budget.

Pa. collected $4.2B in tax revenue in September; $9.8B so far this year

BY: - October 3, 2022

Mirroring some of the confusion in the national economy, Pennsylvania’s tax collections for September also were a mixed bag, according to newly released state data.  The commonwealth collected $4.2 billion in general fund revenue in September, coming in at $135.8 million, or 3.3 percent, ahead of projections.  Three months into the 2022-23 fiscal year, the […]

Protesters at Pa. House panel’s hearing on Philly crime were ‘circus animals,’ its chair says

BY: - October 3, 2022

"This committee will not be drawn into the gutter filled with circus animals when the matter at hand is of such importance," Rep. John Lawrence said.

Trump allies interviewed nearly 200 election officials in Pa., elsewhere to probe for weaknesses

BY: - October 3, 2022

Volunteers for 'Operation Eagles Wings' are using surveys in eight states to seek support for conspiracy theories.

Pa. Rep. Schlossberg among lawmakers at White House summit on mental health issues

BY: - October 3, 2022

The meeting focused on efforts to advance mental health care and substance abuse aid.

Wisconsin group launches effort to counter Christian nationalism in state politics

BY: - October 2, 2022

The Freedom from Religion Foundation wants to convince politicians that secular voters constitute a large and growing voting bloc.