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PA Attorney General Promises Swift Legal Action against Trump Administration’s Title...

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro unequivocally denounced the Trump Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services’ decision to move forward with its proposed Title...

Auditor General DePasquale: Officials in 18 Counties Report Accepting Gifts from...

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said officials in 18 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties reported accepting gifts, meals or trips from firms competing to sell new...

Welfare-To-Work Initiative Proposed in PA

A longtime advocate of welfare reform, state Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, has signed on as an early supporter of legislation that would create a pilot...

Pennsylvania Announces Composition of Census 2020 Complete Count Commission

Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania has selected organizations to be on the Governor’s Census 2020 Complete Count Commission. The Commission will support the...

PA Treasurer and Auditor General to Celebrate Black History Month

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale will pay tribute to the contributions of the African American community by observing Black History...

Major Family Medical Leave Reform Introduced in PA

Senators Tom Killion and Andy Dinniman have introduced a bill to substantially extend family medical leave provisions in Pennsylvania.  The bipartisan legislation would expand...
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Taxpayers Deserve Timely, Effective Solution on Contract Posting

(Susquehanna Valley Policy Institute, by David Atkinson) Pennsylvania’s updated open records law was a monumental upgrade and a major win for advocates of more accessible...

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf to Lead National Criminal Justice Discussion at Governors...

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf will join bipartisan governors on Saturday, February 23, in Washington, D.C., to provide remarks and help lead a discussion about...

Call for Passage of Safe Storage Legislation in PA

On the one year anniversary of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-Bucks), State Representative Perry Warren (D-Bucks), and former State Representative Helen Tai joined students and...

Governor Wolf Proposes $75 Million in State Funding for New Voting...

Governor Wolf's 2019-20 budget proposes a minimum of $15 million each year for the next five years, for a combined total of at least $75 million, in state funding...

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