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Personal income is up in Pa. and all 50 states. But many still struggle | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 1, 2021

State personal income increased 59.7 percent at an annual rate in the first quarter of 2021 after decreasing 3.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020, new federal data show. 

State higher ed system board backs plan to consolidate six universities to two

BY: - April 28, 2021

(*This story was updated at 5:05 p.m. on Wednesday, 4/28/21 with additional comment from PASSHE and APSCUF, and additional information on the timeline for implementing the consolidation.) Facing sagging enrollment and stagnant state investment, Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education’s governing board moved Wednesday to consolidate six of its 14 schools in western and northern […]

Ahead of primary, taxpayers bankroll questionable COVID ads

BY: - May 12, 2020

Democrats defended the posts, saying “this is simply how a modern legislature strives to connect with real people in their daily lives,”

‘Viva la Republica Dominicana!’ Capitol celebrates Dominican Independence

BY: - February 5, 2020

Attendees waved Dominican flags, sporting the flag's colors in their festive wardrobe and danced in recognition of the day. 

Pa. House Dems call for legislative special session to address gun violence

BY: - August 5, 2019

After 31 people were killed in less than 24 hours in mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, some state House Democrats are calling for Gov. Tom Wolf to call a special session to address gun violence. Under the state Constitution, the governor may call the Legislature back to debate and pass laws related to a […]