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Democrat Pam Iovino Sworn into Pennsylvania State Senate

The Pennsylvania Senate swore in its newest member, Pam Iovino (D-Allegheny). Senator Iovino won her seat in a special election to replace Republican Senator Guy...

State System Students, Staff and Others Visit Capitol Seeking Support for...

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni from all 14 universities that comprise Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education visited the Capitol, meeting with legislators and...

Recipients of 2019 Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence

On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today recognized municipalities and local government officials for...

First Law to Take Guns from Abusers Goes into Effect

Act 79, signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf in October 2018, was the first law in Pennsylvania to truly take guns away from...

Should Competency In Civics Be a Graduation Requirement?

(Susquehanna Valley Center for Public Policy, David A. Atkinson) Gee, Ollie, nothing hard about that one.  Surely it should, in the name of sustaining a...

Students to Spend Day at Capitol Seeking Support for State System

“Support for the State System is support for the future of Pennsylvania!” That is the message more than 150 students, faculty, staff and alumni from...

Governor Calls for Continued Action Against Gun Violence, Joins Moms Demand...

Governor Tom Wolf participated in the Moms Demand Action rally at the Capitol in support of extreme risk protection order legislation aimed at taking...

Governor Wolf Urges the U.S. Senate to Pass Paycheck Fairness for...

Marking Equal Pay Day for women today, Governor Tom Wolf is urging the U.S. Senate to pass H.R. 7, the landmark Paycheck Fairness Act,...

Auditor General, Health Advocates Warn Legal Attack on Affordable Care Act...

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale joined public health advocates to warn that the Trump Administration’s latest legal attack on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will...

Equal Pay Rally April 8 in Harrisburg

Equal pay advocates and lawmakers from across the state will rally with state Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., at 1 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda...

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