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Gov. Tom Wolf is making a big push for charter school reform in Pennsylvania. Republicans have other plans.

GOP lawmakers want to change Pa.’s voter ID requirements. Here’s how

If you’re a Pennsylvania voter, the only time you have to show identification at the polls is if it’s your first time casting a...

L&I attempting to address new UC system issues, concerns

Just two days after the state Department of Labor & Industry launched its revamped unemployment compensation system that was intended as an upgrade to the outdated, complaint-riddled previous system, state officials say they are still working out the bugs. 

Senate advances ‘vaccine passport’ bill with new measure to restrict health secretary; Wolf will...

Three weeks after voters limited the emergency powers of Gov. Tom Wolf and his successors, the Pennsylvania state Senate has moved to impose similar...

Pa. House approves legislation to mandate disposal of fetal remains

In a statement, Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates called the bills “cruel and dangerous.”

House advances bills to help military families; stimulus funding for state veterans programs pending

The proposals are sponsored by members of the chamber’s Republican majority and Democratic minority. 

Welcoming two new members, Pa. Senate back to full complement

Joined by friends and family, Sens. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, and Chris Gebhard, R-Lebanon, were sworn into the chamber.

Pa. debuts new unemployment compensation system

Calling the 40-year-old system “archaic,” the department said the new system’s soft launch occurred just after 3 a.m. Tuesday morning. 

After a year of Zoom and telework, Capitol staff make steady return to Harrisburg

Pennsylvania is on pace to normalcy. And for some Capitol staff, that means heading back to the office. Statewide COVID-19 mitigation measures have been lifted,...

All you need to know about Lou Barletta’s 2022 platform. In one cartoon |...

The former U.S. Congressman was one of Donald Trump's earliest Pa. supporters.