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Pa. educators ask for a seat at the table in response to K-12 mask mandate, COVID-19 mitigation

BY: - September 23, 2021

"We as school administrators have been put in a position to absorb everything that politics creates, and it is breaking the will of decent, loving people," Jefferson County-Dubois Area Vocational-Technical School Director Barry Fillman. "They cannot get at you to air their grievances. They come to us.”

Pa. Sen. Mastriano barred from attending private Senate GOP meetings

BY: and - September 22, 2021

Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, will no longer have access to closed-door caucus meetings.

Pa. Democrats running for U.S. Senate united in efforts to maintain party majority in Congress

BY: - August 16, 2021

Democrats vying for the party nomination in the 2022 race to fill one of Pennsylvania’s two U.S. Senate seats are taking campaign efforts across the state — united in their efforts to maintain the party’s narrow majority in Washington.

W.Pa U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb announces 2022 bid for U.S. Senate

BY: - August 6, 2021

In a video released Friday morning, the 37-year-old western Pennsylvania Democrat announced a bid to take over the seat currently held by the retiring GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Lehigh County.

Cocktails to-go helped Pa. businesses stay afloat. Now they’re in for an even slower recovery

BY: - July 1, 2021

Anticipating a busy summer for takeout boozy drinks, Thomas Tell — a Lackawanna County bar owner — stocked up on sealable containers and drink carriers.

Pa. Senate sends election law rewrite to Wolf, who promises veto over Voter ID language

BY: - June 25, 2021

The bill sponsored by House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove, is the product of 10 hearings on election reform held after the 2020 General Election.

A state senator got cited for violating this Pa. traffic law. Now he wants to repeal it

BY: - June 24, 2021

State Sen. Mike Regan, R-York, told a Harrisburg TV station that the law is “subjective” for drivers and law enforcement.

Despite questions on process, Senate committee advances proposed constitutional change on Voter ID

BY: - June 21, 2021

A proposed constitutional change that would require Pennsylvanians to show identification every time they vote is headed to the floor of the Pennsylvania state Senate. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Judy Ward, R-Blair, cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee on a 15-9 party-line vote on Monday, which means it could come before the full Senate soon. […]

Pa. Senate Maj. Leader Ward announces stage one breast cancer diagnosis

BY: - May 11, 2021

“I didn’t want to be statewide news right after I won majority leader, with all that statewide news,” Ward said. “It was literally two weeks later.”