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Pa. Democrats vying for U.S. Senate highlight policy divides in televised debate

BY: - April 21, 2022

The leading three Democrats running for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania faced off for the first time together on the same stage

Top health official to step down this week, Wolf administration announces

BY: - April 18, 2022

Acting Department of Health Secretary Keara Klinepeter will resign at the end of the week.

Pa. counties to receive first payments from $26B opioid settlement this summer

BY: - April 14, 2022

“These settlement funds will provide more treatment and more capacity to county and local organizations, help provide important ancillary services — like transportation for people trying to access treatment and save lives,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said in a statement.

‘The ballots are called mail-in ballots.’ Pa. Senate approves bill eliminating drop boxes

BY: - April 13, 2022

The upper chamber voted 29-20 along party lines to approve a GOP-authored bill that would require voters who don’t return mail-in ballots through the U.S. Postal Service to deliver them to their county elections office instead of depositing them into a drop box.

Pa. Senate approves legislation prohibiting third parties from funding elections

BY: - April 13, 2022

The upper chamber voted 37-12 on Wednesday to approve a bill sponsored by Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Luzerne, that requires state and local governments to use public funding derived from taxes and fees to pay for election operations.

House passes bill banning transgender women from competing on women’s sports teams

BY: , and - April 12, 2022

The upper chamber has already taken action on a similar proposal. Sens. Judy Ward, R-Blair, and Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York, introduced a companion bill in the Senate less than a week ago. It then advanced out of the Education Committee on Monday on a party-line vote.

Pa. students who lobbied to make the Hershey’s Kiss the official state candy see progress in Harrisburg

BY: - April 6, 2022

Sen. Dan Laughlin, R-Erie, was the only lawmaker on the panel to oppose the bill.

Attempt to block Pa. from joining multi-state climate initiative fails in Senate

BY: - April 4, 2022

“The fight against the RGGI carbon tax will continue in court,” Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, said in a statement.

Fulton County commissioner ‘clarifies’ response to Senate committee investigating Pa. elections

BY: - April 4, 2022

More than a month after appearing before the Pennsylvania Senate committee that’s investigating past elections, Fulton County Commissioner Stuart Ulsh signed an affidavit to “clarify” statements he made during a September hearing. During the Sept. 9, 2021, meeting on guidance issued by the Department of State ahead of the 2020 election, Sen. Steven Santarsiero, D-Bucks, […]

Senate committee investigating Pa. elections holds hearing on ballot drop boxes, Dems walk out

BY: - March 31, 2022

Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia, said Democratic committee members did not have time to prepare for Thursday’s hearing.