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In search of bipartisanship, lawmakers work to trim the fat in Pa. House

BY: - April 22, 2021

The group was started in the aftermath of the 2020 election by Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Philadelphia, and Rep. Tom Mehaffie, R-Dauphin. 

Seeking to block a carbon tax, the House fell short of a veto-proof majority. How?

BY: - July 10, 2020

It’s a political trick as old as time in Harrisburg: Force Democrats into a tight spot by pitting environmentalists against labor.

The Capitol reopens Monday, and visitors must wear masks. Will House lawmakers?

BY: - June 18, 2020

The masking requirement is the first to cover lawmakers. It was included in new rules approved by a bipartisan committee of House Republican and Democratic leadership last week. 

Pennsylvania’s public workers don’t have workplace safety protections. This bill would change that

BY: - April 29, 2019

For 577,000 Pennsylvanians, no state agency oversees their workplace safety. Legislation that's being pushed by organized labor and its allies would change that.

Subsidies are in the spotlight as fossil fuel industries hammer proposed Pa. nuclear deal

BY: - April 16, 2019

Advocates for Pennsylvania’s influential natural gas and coal industries laid into the nuclear industry during a Monday hearing on Pennsylvania’s proposed nuclear deal that would treat the industry’s five plants like solar, wind, and other alternative energy producers. Speaking to the House Consumer Affairs Committee, Rachel Gleason — executive director of the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance […]