Advocates call on PHFA, courts to halt foreclosures citing assistance program delays
“PHFA must resolve this and must resolve this in a way that keeps people in their homes,” state Sen. Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia, said.
Pa. Democrats propose overhauling Philly’s landlord-tenant officer system
Two Philadelphia-area lawmakers want to ensure that public offices — not private contractors — are responsible for handling court orders in landlord-tenant cases.
Democrats propose abolishing death penalty; Republican floats mandatory sentence for murdering cop
Democrats reintroduced legislation to ban capital punishment in Pennsylvania.
Pa. lawmaker proposes mandatory reporting to address prescription drug affordability, access
The bill would require the Pennsylvania Insurance Department to collect and release data from pharmaceutical companies about drug costs.
Pa. Dems Chair Sharif Street on Election ’22: Three takeaways | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Democrats 'held [themselves] out as the grown-ups in the room,' the Philadelphia Democrat said.
‘A political stunt’: Philly’s Black clergy, officials slam Krasner impeachment probe
The Democratic prosecutor faces an impeachment probe by the Republican controlled state House of Representatives.
The pressure is on Pa. as neighboring states legalize recreational cannabis
Here's what a move to greener pastures might look like.
Spring Brings New Life: Let’s pass compassionate release for our incarcerated neighbors | Opinion
Everyone deserves a second chance. This is our chance to give it to them. Let's pass bills sponsored by Sen. Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania lawmakers look to pull public funds from Russia amid war in Ukraine
The exact impact of each move will vary, from $1.1 million in Russian-made vodka to potentially billions in retirement funds. But each dollar will count.
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.
Courts likely to pick Pa. congressional map after Wolf, Legislature fall short
(*This story was updated at 6:04 p.m. 1/24/22 with comment from state Rep. Seth Grove, R-York and 9:03 p.m. with comment from Gov. Tom Wolf.) Despite some last-minute intrigue, the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Senate on Monday passed a new congressional redistricting plan along party lines, 29-20, sending it to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk. But Wolf […]
Pa. Sen. Street hopes shooting at his office forces urgency on gun violence prevention efforts
'I'm hoping that something is actually done because the stuff is happening to us,' Street said