Schmidt, Arkoosh, Browne officially take office as department secretaries
Al Schmidt, Val Arkoosh, and Pat Browne became secretaries of the state, human services, and revenue departments, respectively.
Pa. extends the deadline to apply for property tax rent/rebates
The deadline for older adults and Pennsylvanians with disabilities to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2022 has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 21
Former Sen. Browne’s last win for his Lehigh Valley district draws criticism of state hospital sale
Browne sponsored legislation to sell the Allentown State Hospital property directly to a developer with whom the GOP lawmaker has strong ties.
Budget mavens Browne and Saylor’s reelection losses not a factor in negotiations, experts say
Sen. Pat Browne and Rep. Stanley Saylor, the Legislature's top budget negotiators, lost their reelection bids to primary opponents, but if this election season is unusual, that's unlikely to be the reason.
It’s budget season in Pennsylvania. Here are five issues to look for
Pennsylvania lawmakers in the Republican-controlled General Assembly and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf have until midnight on June 30 to pass the 2022-23 state budget.
The Fairness Act has bipartisan support. So what’s holding it up in Harrisburg? | Analysis
As many celebrate Pride month, LGBTQ Pennsylvanians are continuing the fight for protections from discrimination.
PAC linked to billionaire Jeffrey Yass donated heavily to Coleman’s 16th Senate campaign
Citizens Alliance for Pennsylvania gave more than $376,885 in donations and in-kind contributions.
Jarrett Coleman declares victory over Pa. Sen Browne in Lehigh Valley GOP primary
Browne says he may ask for a recount in the closely contested race.
A top Pa. Senate Republican has a primary. Who’s running against him?
Jarrett Coleman, a suburban Allentown school board member, is challenging Senate Approps Chair Pat Browne.
To spend or save? Wolf, Legislature begin budget talks with different views on Pa.’s fiscal future
Lawmakers and Wolf have until July 1 to reach a deal on the budget.
In final budget address, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf announces $43.7B spending proposal
“We are no longer digging out of a hole. We’re ready to build,” Wolf, who vowed to leave Pennsylvania with a budget surplus at the end of his term, said during a joint session of the House and Senate.
‘This is not sustainable’: Pa. educators detail staffing shortage, urge legislative relief
Before the pandemic, there was already a growing staffing shortage, especially among classroom substitutes, and COVID-19 has only exacerbated educational challenges.