State Sen. Carolyn T. Comitta, D-Chester, attends a Senate Education Committee Hearing held at the Pennsylvania Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

State lawmakers propose legislative reforms for Pa. dog law

BY: - April 6, 2023

The reforms, which are part of a three-pronged, companion proposal by state Sen. Carolyn Comitta, D-Chester, and Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, mirror a similar legislative package enacted in Virginia last year. 

‘HIV is not a crime’: Pa. House panel tackles outdated laws targeting those living with the virus

BY: - October 6, 2021

'HIV is not a crime but there are outdated laws that make it a crime in Pennsylvania. We cannot have people losing lives and livelihoods because of this,' Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta said

$40B Pa. budget revealed in Harrisburg; saves $5B in federal aid for future

BY: , and - June 25, 2021

Republican leaders indicated that Wolf has agreed to the proposal. A spokesperson for Wolf did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

Fiedler to chair new progressive panel as House Democratic makeover continues

BY: - January 12, 2021

The progressive panel will be part of the House Democratic Policy Committee, which, pre-COVID, traveled the state and held hearings on issues affecting Pennsylvania.

Erie Co. set to ‘go green’ Friday — even as COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to increase

BY: - June 23, 2020

ERIE, Pa. — Erie County has finally gotten the go ahead to move into the least restrictive phase of Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan for reopening Pennsylvania.  The announcement came late last week that the northwesterm county would be moving into the green phase on June 26. State Reps. Ryan Bizzaro, Robert Merski and Patrick Harkins, […]

NWPA officials demand that Erie Co. go ‘green’ in COVID-19 reopening plan

BY: - June 4, 2020

Erie County officials are demanding Erie County move into the green phase of reopening on Friday along with 16 other Pennsylvania counties. 

Pa. Congressman Mike Kelly says he’s tested positive for COVID-19

BY: - March 27, 2020

In a statement, Kelly's office said the northwestern Pennsylvania Republican began experiencing flu-like symptoms earlier this week.