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Is It Time to Legalize Pot in PA?

Pennsylvania's Governor supports legalizing recreational marijuana use.  In fact, he included it in his budget pitch for 2024 and wants it legalized by July...

Deadline to Register to Vote in the PA Primary Is Only...

Secretary of the Commonwealth Al Schmidt reminded eligible Pennsylvanians that the April 8 deadline to register to vote in the April 23 primary is only...

Governor Visits Harrisburg Homeowner to Pitch Whole-Home Repairs Program

Governor Josh Shapiro visited Dauphin County homeowners to see firsthand how their home will be improved through the Whole-Home Repairs Program. During the visit,...

Department of State Launches Responsive Training Program for County Election Directors

Secretary of the Commonwealth Al Schmidt has launched the Department of State’s new Election Directors Training Team, providing election administration education and support to...

Portrait of PA Chief Justice Debra Todd Unveiled at University of...

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law recently unveiled an official portrait of Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Debra Todd during a ceremony at the law...

Kayden’s Law Passes House, Heads to Governor for Signature

Critical legislation to save children’s lives is heading to Governor Shapiro’s desk after final passage in the House.  Senate Bill 55, also known as...

Senate Bill Would Protect Pets in Domestic Violence Situations

Often forgotten in domestic violence situations are the victims’ animals, but new legislation introduced by Sen. Dan Laughlin (R-49) seeks to provide protections to...

Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Rate At 3.4% in February as Total Nonfarm Jobs Sets Seventh Straight Record...

ThePennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its preliminary employment situation report for February 2024. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was unchanged over the month at 3.4%...

Lt. Gov. and Second Lady Host Ceremonial Unveiling of Catherine Baker...

In celebration of Women's History Month, Lt. Gov. Austin Davis and Second Lady Blayre Holmes Davis welcomed family members of Catherine Baker Knoll, the...

PA House Republican Leaders Say Governor’s Energy Plan Just Another Tax...

Pennsylvania House Republican Leadership held a press conference to call out Gov. Josh Shapiro’s latest energy plan as another tax on Pennsylvania’s families and...