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Members of PA Senate Democratic Caucus Request Disaster Declaration on Gun...

Members of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus jointly sent a letter to Governor Tom Wolf requesting a disaster declaration for gun violence in the...

Lawmakers and Advocates Call for 100% Renewable Energy

Sen. Katie Muth (D-Berks, Chester, Montgomery) joined advocates of the clean energy movement as they rallied to promote renewable energy initiatives at the state...

Historic Women’s Suffrage Records Will Be Displayed on 100th Anniversary of...

As part of the 100th anniversary commemoration of women gaining the right to vote, Pennsylvania's original document ratifying the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution will be...

Auditor General Launches Audit of PSP Firearms Instant Background Check System

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced he will audit the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS) operated by Pennsylvania State Police. PICS provides quick access to background...

Governor Wolf Declares “Juneteenth National Freedom Day” in Pennsylvania

Governor Tom Wolf signed into law Act 9, formerly House Bill 619, which designates June 19 as “Juneteenth National Freedom Day” in Pennsylvania. “While Independence...

First Lady Kicks Off Commemoration of 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, First Lady Frances Wolf is...

Senator Asks Governor to Declare a State of Emergency on Gun...

Following a senseless act of violence on Father’s Day, and scores of other homicides in the city of Philadelphia and across the state, Senator...

First Lady Visits The Lancaster Sweet Shoppe, Encourages Action to Increase...

First Lady Frances Wolf met with employees of The Stroopie Co. at The Lancaster Sweet Shoppe where she called on Pennsylvania legislators to support workers and finally...

Senator Costa to Introduce Cap and Invest Plan for Power in...

Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr. circulated a memo asking for cosponsors for a bill to create a “Cap and Invest” program for the...

Governor’s 2020 Census Commission Wants to Protect Pennsylvania’s Share of Federal...

Members of the Governor’s Census 2020 Complete Count Commission held the Census 2020 PA Counts Rally to advocate for an accurate census count in...

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