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Pa.’s opioid disaster declaration expires next week. Will Gov. Tom Wolf renew it?

BY: - July 29, 2021

The most recent opioid disaster declaration will expire on Aug. 5.

In Lancaster, Wolf touts COVID relief to Pa.’s bars, restaurants

BY: - July 26, 2021

'Pennsylvania has made significant progress rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic, but our hospitality industry still needs support,' Wolf said.

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Politics or Practice: What shape will post-pandemic education reform take? | Opinion

BY: - July 26, 2021

At both the school and parent levels, decisions may be affected more by politics than by what will provide the best education.

With a softened stance from the governor, House GOP to reintroduce election reform bill

BY: - July 21, 2021

On Wednesday, the bill’s author, House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove, R-York, said he planned to reintroduce the bill that Wolf vetoed in June over its strict voter identification requirements. 

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‘We are committed to competition’: Top Wolf official says

BY: - July 21, 2021

The Wolf administration requested $340M in emergency contracts during the pandemic, according to a published report

‘We had to start somewhere’: Pa. officials say police misconduct database is a step toward reform

BY: - July 16, 2021

A new statewide database will let Pennsylvania police agencies check for “red flags” among prospective hires, but it’s just the beginning of efforts to weed out bad actors.

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One nation under who? Inside the trust gap that’s splitting the nation | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 16, 2021

We knew we were polarized. New polling data illustrates the stark differences.

Pa. redistricting is poised to be transparent. Will it be fair? Advocates think yes.

BY: - July 13, 2021

Pennsylvanians will be able to participate in perhaps more than a dozen hearings on their congressional and legislative maps in the coming months, as well as submit their own maps online.

It’s a ‘win-win.’ Pa. lawmakers, student-athletes celebrate name, image, likeness legislation

BY: - July 12, 2021

The new legislation makes Pennsylvania the 25th state to give student-athletes NIL rights.

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With Pa. in play, nat’l party committees raise $337M through June | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 12, 2021

Pa.'s open U.S. Senate is among the most likely to flip in 2022. With control of Congress on the line, the Big 2 aren't messing around. 

State funding for Pa. public broadcasting eliminated in new budget

BY: - July 9, 2021

It’s hard to say why the cuts were made and who made them. Legislative Republicans say it matched a request from Wolf., An administration spokesperson claimed Republicans did not agree to the funding.

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Report: 3 ways states can help local governments in Pa. and beyond shore up their bottom lines | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 9, 2021

Local tax limitations can hamper cities' and counties' fiscal stability, according to new research by the Pew Charitable Trusts.