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What we know about the 2020 Fulton County election review through open records

BY: - January 23, 2022

Here’s a breakdown of what we know about the review based on Right-to-Know Law requests granted by Fulton County

David McCormick enters crowded Pa. U.S. Senate race; will seek Republican nomination

BY: - January 13, 2022

Whoever fills the seat will replace retiring GOP U.S. Sen Pat Toomey, and the race could determine which party controls the upper chamber in Washington.

Senate committee advances GOP fetal remains legislation

BY: - December 14, 2021

Proposed as the Final Disposition of Fetal Remains Act, the bill would require health care facilities, including abortion providers, to arrange for either a burial or cremation after a miscarriage or abortion. Parents also could make arrangements and assume potential costs.

Senate Judiciary committee advances bill to increase penalties for people who evade arrest

BY: - October 19, 2021

The legislation sponsored by Sens. John Yudichak, I-Luzerne, and Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, came after Scranton police officer John Wilding fell to his death in 2015 while chasing three teenagers suspected of armed robbery. 

As Pa. lawmakers evaluate the future of electric vehicles, this company is thinking strategically

BY: - October 5, 2021

“This is the future, and I think we need to get ahead of this from a commonwealth perspective and realizing the potential this has to bring jobs and economic growth to our region,” Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Wayne Langerholc, R-Clearfield, said.

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.