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PA Announces Local Climate Action Training Provided to 121 More Municipalities

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell announced today that 12 participants, representing 121 municipalities, have completed the 2021–2022 DEP Local Climate...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Livestream 300th Anniversary Symposium  

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announced it will offer a public livestream of its upcoming May argument session and symposium celebrating the Court’s 300th anniversary. The livestream symposium sessions...

Gov. Wolf: ‘Abortion Access in PA Will Remain Legal As Long...

Governor Tom Wolf issued the following statement on the potential dismantling of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision: “A decision by the Supreme Court on Roe...

PA Bankers Honors Two Industry Leaders with Diversity, Equity & Inclusion...

The Pennsylvania Bankers Association awarded the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Pioneer and Changemaker Awards to two industry leaders who have been driving forces...

Deadline to Apply for a Mail Ballot for the May Primary...

Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman today urged Pennsylvanians planning to vote by mail ballot in the primary election to apply now, before the May 10...

Attorney General Joins Lawsuit Filed Against Postal Service

Attorney General Josh Shapiro says his office has filed suit against the U.S. Postal Service, challenging its flawed environmental analysis for its Next Generation...

Hundreds of Youth and Lung Health Advocates to Call on Lawmakers...

The American Lung Association in Pennsylvania will virtually host hundreds of youth and adult lung health and tobacco control advocates from TRU (Tobacco Resistance Unit) and PACT (Pennsylvania...

Acting Secretary of State Announces Voter Services Now Available in Chinese

Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman today announced the Pennsylvania Department of State’s online voter registration (OVR) portal is now available in Chinese. Online voter...

Department of State Reminds Voters To Complete and Return Mail Ballot...

Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman reminded Pennsylvanians they can apply for, complete and return mail ballots in-person in one visit to their county...

Victims, Advocates Rally at State Capitol to Fight Gun Violence

Governor Tom Wolf took a stand with family members of victims of gun violence and advocates. More than 200 Pennsylvanians from over half of Pennsylvania’s...

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