Pa.’s election code is in need of reform. But do the potential plans match local needs?
It’s no secret — Pennsylvania elections aren’t perfect, and proposals for change have been circulating in Harrisburg for months.
Next move Wolf: House and Senate approve resolution toppling Gov’s emergency declaration
After hours of floor debate on Tuesday, the General Assembly passed a proposal to end Gov. Tom Wolf’s state of emergency for COVID-19.
Amid opposition from physicians, Wolf signs bill tightening opioid prescription rules
“opioid treatment agreements” will require patients to say they understand the risks of highly addictive opioid drugs and consent to periodic drug testing to prove they aren’t misusing them.
A proposal to change Pa.’s teacher evaluation system is moving forward — without support from Philly’s union
A proposal to make Pennsylvania’s teacher evaluation system fairer to educators in high-poverty schools passed a key Senate committee hurdle on Tuesday without the support of the state’s most impoverished school district.
Three Mile Island will close this fall, as time runs out for Legislature to advance nuclear bills
One of the Republican lawmakers pushing a bill to aid the state's nuclear industry said Wednesday "there is not sufficient support to advance a proposal in time" to keep Three Mile Island in Dauphin County open.
A former governor supports a bill to aid Pa.’s nuclear industry, but a Senate committee isn’t so sure
Now that it’s been 15 years since he championed Pennsylvania’s clean energy law, Gov. Ed Rendell wishes he could go back in time and change a few things.
Why some environmental groups oppose a bill to help out low-carbon nuclear plants
After Sen. Ryan Aument revealed his version of a plan to prop up the state’s nuclear power plants on Wednesday, it didn’t take long for the criticism to start rolling in. “We don’t need to see the forthcoming bill to know that any proposed legislation would rob ratepayers, including Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens, to support […]
Senate proposal to aid Pennsylvania’s ailing nuclear industry comes with same $450 million price tag
The bill is sponsored by Sen. Ryan Aument, R-Lancaster.
Poll: Pennsylvania voters strongly support nuclear energy as Legislature debates bailout
Lawmakers may be skeptical about a plan to keep the state’s nuclear power plants afloat, but a new poll has found it has broad public support despite its anticipated cost to consumers.
Should student poverty affect teacher evaluations? One senator used to say ‘no’ — but now he’s changed his mind
During a budget hearing last month, state Sen. Ryan Aument did something you don’t often see a politician do in public: He admitted that a law he wrote wasn’t working.
Pa. Senate plan would create new state commission to study higher ed. funding issues
The panel would consider a number of factors when making a decision on how to pay for higher education in Pennsylvania
‘It’s done some really profound things for us’: How a 2-year-old state law changed the role of Pa.’s overlooked government watchdog
Bruce Beemer’s office on the eighth floor of the Forum Place building in downtown Harrisburg has a pretty decent view of the Capitol. Which is only appropriate, since part of his job as Pennsylvania Inspector General is keeping an eye on the place. But getting here took a little doing — in more ways than […]