Pa. House bill hikes cost of birth, death certificates to fight veteran suicides | Thursday Coffee
The cost of the vital documents would rise by $2 under a plan circulated by a Lehigh Valley lawmaker.
Democrat Enid Santiago survives petition challenge in Lehigh Valley’s 134th House District seat
She will face incumbent Democratic state Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, who was among her petition challengers.
Efforts to change Pa. fireworks law haven’t fizzled out. House, Senate committees to hear feedback
The House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees will hold a joint hearing to discuss fireworks regulations, which have prompted safety concerns across the commonwealth since the state legalized their sale and use in 2017.
Personal income is up in Pa. and all 50 states. But many still struggle | Thursday Morning Coffee
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
(*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
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
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
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 […]