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“Over the past several months, I have joined with campus safety advocates to express serious concerns about Secretary DeVos and the Department of Education’s plans to protect students on campus. While today’s proposal incorporates a few of the positive...
The 110 members of the incoming Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus today once again elected Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) as their choice for speaker of the House and chose Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) as the new majority leader for the...
State Rep. Joanna McClinton was selected by her peers to serve as the chair of the House Democratic Caucus for the 2019-20 legislative session. McClinton represents the 191st District in parts of Philadelphia and Delaware County and has served in...
Continuing his effort to bring fresh ideas to state government, Governor Tom Wolf is encouraging recent advanced degree graduates and those completing an advanced degree program by August 2019 to apply for the state’s William Penn Fellowship. The fellows...
Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced felony charges against Desiree Peterkin-Bell, a former senior official in the Administration of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.  Peterkin-Bell was arrested and charged with conflict of interest, tampering with public records, and various counts...
Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced that he will continue the practice of not accepting campaign contributions from gaming interests, despite a recent federal ruling that lifts the statutory ban on such contributions in state elections. Treasurer Torsella serves...
(Lincoln Institute) On the surface it would appear the power dynamic in Pennsylvania state government changed little as a result of last week’s General Election. Governor Tom Wolf was re-elected and Republicans retained solid control of both the state House...
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania's newly elected lieutenant governor said Wednesday he does not plan to move into the state-owned official residence and hopes to make it available for some type of public use. Democrat John Fetterman said he may rent a...
HARRISBURG — Democrats made significant inroads in both chambers of the Pennsylvania Legislature during Tuesday's election, but Republicans began the day with margins large enough to absorb those losses and still have comfortable governing majorities in both the House...
(Third and State) We at Keystone Research Center and the We the People - Pennsylvania campaign know that a major challenge for Pennsylvania and for the nation is to enact policies that make the economy less rigged against working families. A new report shows...

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