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All Pennsylvania Counties Select New Voting Systems by Year-End Deadline

Governor Tom Wolf announced that all 67 Pennsylvania counties have taken official action toward acquiring new voting systems. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security...

Impeachment Impacts Many Americans, Not Only Trump, Says Reputation Leaders

One in three (32%) Americans say Impeachment is the one phrase that best sums up how they remember 2019. Impeachment is causing some Americans to...

Workers in Majority of U.S. States to See an Increase in...

Many states across the country are just days away from implementing significant changes in the minimum wage, according to payroll experts Wolters Kluwer Legal &...

AG Shapiro, Coalition Condemning New Federal Attack on LGBTQ Rights

Attorney General Josh Shapiro said he is co-leading a coalition of Attorneys General to, once again, stand up to the Trump administration following its...

2019 PA Year-In-Review: Progress on Voting, Criminal Justice, Education & More

From the largest expansion of voting rights in 80 years to establishing a state-based marketplace to reduce health care costs to a sweeping executive...

PA Education Department Awards $490,000 to Increase Teacher Diversity

The state Department of Education (PDE) announced that it has awarded $490,000 to seven partner universities and organizations as part of its Aspiring to...

Auditor General DePasquale Issues Audit of Voter Registration System, Calls for...

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said the Department of State must continue to work with counties to improve the accuracy of Pennsylvania’s voter registration...

Treasurer Torsella Celebrates Fifth Anniversary of Federal Able Act

Treasurer Joe Torsella celebrated the fifth anniversary of the passage of the national Stephen Beck, Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE). This...

AG Shapiro, Gov. Wolf: 80% Receivers Are Firearms

Amidst a gun violence epidemic, Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Gov. Tom Wolf outlined a new legal opinion from the Attorney General’s Office addressing the...

Auditor General DePasquale Urges Federal Government to Stop Using Berks County...

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale called on the federal government to stop holding immigrating and asylum-seeking families at the Berks County Residential Center in Leesport. The...

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