Pa. Senate panel approves bill that would call for U.S. Constitutional convention
Seventeen states, primarily in the south where the GOP holds the majority, have called for a convention, meeting the halfway point to trigger the meeting.
Pa. Senate committee takes up legalizing adult-use cannabis in initial legislative hearing
The Senate Law and Justice Committee will hold another hearing on adult-use cannabis within the next month.
Pa. Senate committee OKs turnpike reform legislation
The Senate Transportation Committee approved a package of bills reforming the turnpike’s tolling system and financial reporting, with lawmakers hoping they will deter additional losses and make using the highway system more convenient for motorists.
‘This is not sustainable’: Pa. educators detail staffing shortage, urge legislative relief
Before the pandemic, there was already a growing staffing shortage, especially among classroom substitutes, and COVID-19 has only exacerbated educational challenges.
What we know about the 2020 Fulton County election review through open records
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
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
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
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
“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
"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
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
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.