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PA Treasurer Torsella Accepts his Defeat with “Grace” in Final Letter...

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella sent a lengthy letter to the General Assembly as his last official communication.  In this final document, the Democrat outlines...

Lebanon County State Senator Dies of Brain Cancer

It is with heavy hearts that the family and staff of Senator David J. Arnold, Jr., announce the end of his battle with brain...

Governor, Democratic Leaders Urge Lawmakers to Allocate $145 Million to Help...

Governor Tom Wolf urged the General Assembly to allocate $145 million to support small businesses that were adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The...

PA National Guard to Support Safety, Security Efforts Across the Commonwealth 

Governor Tom Wolf announced that approximately 450 Pennsylvania National Guard (PNG) members have been put on state active duty to support safety and security...

PA Treasurer Calls For Reduction Of Super Pollutants To Combat Climate...

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella announced his call for scrutiny and action to reduce super pollutants in the fight against climate change. As a shareholder,...

PA Treasurer Torsella Donates Final Pay Raise of Nearly $8000 to...

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella wrote a personal check and donated his automatic pay raise of $7,762 to the Keystone Scholars program. This final check,...

PA House Dem Drafts Resolution Urging Congress to Impeach President

State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery, drafted a resolution urging Congress to begin the impeachment process for the second time against President Donald Trump. Shusterman wrote...

“Legal Weed for USA” in Tweet by PA Lt Gov Fetterman...

Pennsylvania’s Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2022.  The Democrat would run for the U.S. Senate seat...

PA State Police to Provide COVID-19 Health Information to Travelers

PSP Commissioner Colonel Robert Evanchick said troopers and motor carrier enforcement officers will distribute flyers containing COVID-19 mitigation information to travelers they encounter while...

PA State Lawmakers ask Pence to Delay Certifying Electoral College Votes

State lawmakers from the pivotal presidential battleground states of Pennsylvania, Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin have signed a letter asking Vice President Mike Pence to delay the congressional acceptance...

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