Pa. Senate panel advances bill banning TikTok from state devices, networks
A Pennsylvania Senate panel has advanced legislation prohibiting government agencies from downloading and using TikTok on state devices, arguing that the social application poses a security threat.
Gov. Josh Shapiro delivers his first budget address this week. Here’s what to expect
His speech, expected to touch on promises made on the campaign trail, marks the beginning of weeks of budget hearings and negotiations.
Online access to Pa. Senate spending remains, but a Democrat proposes expanded transparency
Sen. Lindsey Williams, D-Allegheny, has again proposed legislation requiring that all legislative expenses, including both House and Senate lawmakers, be publicly posted online in an easily searchable format by each chamber’s chief clerk.
Pa. Senate committee votes to subpoena Norfolk Southern CEO
The Republican-controlled committee voted 9-1 to subpoena Alan Shaw, requesting that the president and CEO of the railroad company testify about the train derailment in East Palestine.
Pa. Senate swears in new Republican member
A Republican who won a Senate special election earlier this month took the oath of office on Tuesday, bringing the 50-seat upper chamber to full complement.
Pa. Senate Democrats urge vote on House-approved proposals providing relief for abuse survivors
Pennsylvania Senate Democrats argue that the upper chamber hasn’t fulfilled a commitment to providing relief for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Democrats propose abolishing death penalty; Republican floats mandatory sentence for murdering cop
Democrats reintroduced legislation to ban capital punishment in Pennsylvania.
Expecting ‘extraordinary action’ this session, gift ban advocates hope for legislative action
“As public officials, we have a duty to serve our constituents and maintain their trust. We must hold ourselves to a higher standard.”
Pa. officials vow to ‘hold this railroad accountable,’ announce monthly water testing
U.S. Rep. Chris Deluzio, D-17th District, told the Capital-Star that his constituents in Beaver County, just a few miles west of the site of the derailment, had a general sense of fear.
Shapiro refuses to sign execution warrants, calls on lawmakers to abolish capital punishment
Gov. Josh Shapiro also called on the Pennsylvania General Assembly to abolish capital punishment altogether.
Pa. lawmaker proposes mandatory reporting to address prescription drug affordability, access
The bill would require the Pennsylvania Insurance Department to collect and release data from pharmaceutical companies about drug costs.
With a pandemic-era ‘lifeline’ ending this month, Pa. food banks brace for increased need
The program, which took effect in April 2020, increased monthly benefits to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.