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Senate Education Committee Chairperson Scott Martin, R-Lancaster, leads a hearing held at the Pennsylvania Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Senate approves limits on ‘sexually explicit’ content, gender identity discussions in schools

BY: - June 29, 2022

After nearly two hours of debate on Wednesday, the upper chamber voted to send the proposals — introduced by Lancaster Republican Sens. Ryan Aument and Scott Martin — to the House of Representatives for consideration.

State Rep. Barb Gleim, R-Cumberlaand, speaks in support of House Bill 972 during a Senate Education Committee Hearing held at the Pennsylvania Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. Senate approves veto-bound legislation targeting transgender girls, women in school sports

BY: - June 29, 2022

The upper chamber voted 30-20 to send the proposal to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who has already promised to veto the legislation, authored by state Rep. Barbara Gleim, R-Cumberland.

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

The clock is ticking for lawmakers, Wolf to agree on 2022-23 budget. What to know so far

BY: and - June 28, 2022

Lawmakers have until midnight on Thursday to pass a spending plan that allocates billions of dollars to fund education, economic growth, community development, and human services.

U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. What does that mean in Pennsylvania?

BY: - June 24, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. What does that mean for abortion access and reproductive rights in Pennsylvania?

U.S. House committee outlines how U.S. Rep. Scott Perry pushed to restructure Justice Department

BY: - June 23, 2022

In the days leading up to the Jan. 6, 2020, attack on the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Rep. Scott Perry pushed to restructure the Department of Justice as former President Donald Trump and his allies led efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

U.S. House committee examines efforts to pressure GOP state officials — including in Pa. — to overturn 2020 election

BY: - June 21, 2022

In a Tuesday hearing, the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack at the U.S. Capitol showed testimony from House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, and played voicemails left by Trump lawyers who pushed unsubstantiated claims of a fraudulent election.

Pa. Senate committee advances proposed fireworks reform

BY: - June 20, 2022

With proposed reform moving through the Republican-controlled Legislature this month, Pennsylvania could soon see new limits on fireworks.

Abortion is still legal in Pennsylvania. What to know about existing requirements, access

BY: - June 17, 2022

Abortion is still legal in Pennsylvania. Here's what to know about the procedure and existing law in the commonwealth.

Pa. Senate committee advances proposals responding to Russia’s war on Ukraine

BY: - June 14, 2022

The Senate State Government Committee unanimously voted on Tuesday to approve two pieces of legislation prohibiting government contracts with Russia and Belarus and divesting public holdings connected with the countries as the war on Ukraine continues.

Pa. Senate approves GOP-authored bill targeting transgender girls, women in school sports

BY: and - June 7, 2022

The upper chamber voted 30-20 along party lines to send the proposal to the House of Representatives for consideration.

‘Counties will continue their efforts,’ Chapman says of Pa. election recount

BY: - June 6, 2022

Acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman said in a social media post over the weekend that no provision in the state’s Election Code authorizes the Department of State, which has election oversight, to stop an automatic recount once started.

McCormick concedes in Pa. GOP U.S. Senate primary race

BY: - June 3, 2022

With some counties already finished conducting the recount, McCormick — who trailed Oz by less than 1,000 votes before the recount — said it was unlikely that he would have enough votes to win against Oz.