‘Not one more’: Labor leaders, state officials call for enhanced workplace safety standards
Labor leaders and state officials gathered in Harrisburg on Monday to remember workers who have lost their lives on the job, and to call on the General Assembly to approve two pieces of legislation that would extend federal workplace safety protections to public-sector employees across the commonwealth.
Patient limits for nurses has majority support, but won’t advance in Harrisburg. Why?
The culprit is legislative rules that have troubled reformers and advocates in many fields, not just health care.
Bucks County students push to make the Hershey’s Kiss Pa.’s state candy
To build civic engagement, eight students and a Bucks County middle school teacher are pushing for Pennsylvania to pick its newest state symbol — the Hershey’s Kiss, as the official state candy. The effort was officially launched last week, when state Rep. Tom Mehaffie, R-Dauphin, circulated a memo on legislation to name the Kiss as […]
Pa. House GOP splits, votes down vouchers for closed schools, mask requirements
The conflicts at play in Sonney’s amendment and DelRosso’s underlying bill — between public and private education, and how to respond to the pandemic — join one long running debate with a more current flash point.
In search of bipartisanship, lawmakers work to trim the fat in Pa. House
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?
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?
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
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
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 […]