$225M in federal COVID-19 relief slated for Pa. health care workers
The proposal, revealed in the Senate on Tuesday and expected to pass the House on Wednesday, will allocate $225 million in federal pandemic relief money to Pennsylvania health care workers.
Senate OKs bill strengthening veto-bound firearm ordinance preemption
The Republican-controlled Senate has approved a GOP-penned — and veto-bound bill — that would punish municipalities for enacting firearm ordinances stricter than Pennsylvania law. The previously approved House legislation, authored by state Rep. Matthew Dowling, R-Fayette, makes towns and cities responsible for all legal costs in successful court challenges to local restrictions. The Senate on […]
Republican-penned amendment declaring no constitutional right to abortion advances to full Senate
Republicans, who hold the majority in the General Assembly, appear to have adopted the strategy to circumvent Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, and his veto pen since successfully curtailing the office’s emergency powers through a referendum.
Gift ban advocates target Pa. GOP leaders, urging an end to ‘Groundhog Day’
Under Pennsylvania’s existing Ethics Act, state lawmakers and government employees can accept unlimited gifts — lodging, travel, entertainment, and meals — from anyone as long as they disclose those worth more than $250 on annual financial interest forms.
What we know about the 2020 Fulton County election review through open records
Here’s a breakdown of what we know about the review based on Right-to-Know Law requests granted by Fulton County
‘Nothing about us without us’ : Pa. advocates address statewide challenges to recovery
The rallying cry of the recovery community is “nothing about us without us,” Bill Stauffer, executive director of the Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance, said.
Pa. Senate committee advances local firearm ordinance preemption bill
Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, vowed to veto its companion bill, introduced by Sen. Wayne Langerholc, R-Clearfield, which passed the Senate in November.
Senate committee advances bill to increase tax credit caps for scholarship funds
Opponents argue the legislation will hurt public schools and lead to higher taxes. Democrats on the committee opposed it.
Government watchdog latest to sue Fulton County over missing 2020 election review documents
The lawsuit asks the court to compel the release of election officials’ communications with outside parties, including those involved with reviewing the election results and voting equipment.
Pa. Supreme Court delays Fulton County election review
'Dominion welcomes such reviews by accredited elections entities,' the company said in a statement to the Capital-Star. 'We have made this expressly clear to county officials many times, including in legal filings. Unfortunately, this inspection does not comply with existing federal or state requirements.'
Pa. borrowers to see relief after $1.85B settlement with Navient for ‘predatory’ practices
The agreement will deliver $1.7 billion in private student loan cancellation to 66,000 borrowers nationwide and $95 million in restitution payments to 350,000 borrowers placed on certain long-term forbearances.
David McCormick enters crowded Pa. U.S. Senate race; will seek Republican nomination
Whoever fills the seat will replace retiring GOP U.S. Sen Pat Toomey, and the race could determine which party controls the upper chamber in Washington.