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State Senators Write Banks Asking Institutions to Help 12,000 Federal Employees...

On behalf of the 12,000 Pennsylvania federal employees, contractors and subcontractors who are not receiving a paycheck during the partial federal government shutdown, Senator...

Federal Government Shutdown Forces Contracted Workers to Seek Jobless Benefits in...

With the federal government shutdown lingering well into its third week, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today noted that federal contract employees who have no...

21 States File Legal Action Supporting PA Lawsuit Protecting Contraceptive Rights...

A coalition of 21 state Attorneys General have filed an amicus brief in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in support of a lawsuit brought by the...

Auditor General Condemns Raises in D.C. While Federal Workers Miss Paychecks

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale issued the following statement on news that hundreds of senior Trump Administration appointees are scheduled to get $10,000-per-year raises while...

Bill Would Extend Child Abuse Protections to Unborn Children

Senator Don White (R-Indiana) is drafting legislation that will hold women who knowingly and willingly use illegal drugs while pregnant accountable for the abuse...

Legal Cannabis Market Growth Set to Accelerate After Recent Elections

Earlier this November, cannabis advocates scored several important ballots wins on Election Day. Michigan was one of the states that voted to approve recreational use of...

Over 320 Pennsylvanians in Coast Guard Working with No Pay while...

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale issued the following statement regarding the impact on over 320 Pennsylvanians serving in the Coast Guard who are not getting...

Opinion: There They Go Again

(Lincoln Institute)  Emboldened by the success of their strategy to re-gerrymander Pennsylvania’s congressional districts, Democrats have set their sights on gaining control over the re-drawing...

PA Carbon Agreement Huge Tax on Small Business

(PA TownHall)  NFIB, the leading small business advocacy organization in the nation, strongly opposes an agreement reached by nine Northeastern states and the District of...

Opinion: One Year Later, the Tax Cut and (Con) Jobs Act

(Third & State - by Diana Polson) December 17th marked the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s “Tax Cut and Jobs Act.” While we knew the impact...

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