Politics

News coverage of politics from PennWatch – the latest political and government-related news that impacts the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvanians Can Vote In Person by Mail Ballot at County Election...

Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid reminded Pennsylvanians that they can vote now in person by mail ballot at their county election office or satellite election office, one...

PA Health Releases Report on “Breakthrough” COVID Cases

The Pennsylvania Department of Health released a report on COVID-19 post-vaccination events, commonly known as “breakthrough” cases. “What we continue to see is that the...

Study Uses Saliva to Predict COVID-19 Severity Risk in Children

Penn State College of Medicine researchers are involved in an ongoing study looking at the relationship between proteins called cytokines in saliva and COVID-19 infection...

Pennsylvania’s Prison Population Reaches 20-Year Low

As of October 1, the number of prisoners in state correctional facilities is 36,743 – the lowest total since 2001. The population total reflects...

PA, NJ, NY and Connecticut Governors to Share Crime Gun Data...

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, New York Governor Kathy Hochul, and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

Pennsylvania State Police To Hold First Multicultural Celebration Day

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) will hold its first Multicultural Celebration Day #PSPMC on Wednesday, October 6 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at...

PA High Schools Invited to Compete in Voter Registration Challenge

The Pennsylvania Departments of State and Education launched the fifth annual Governor’s Civic Engagement Award (GCEA) Program, which promotes student-led voter registration efforts, today...

House Republicans Call for Resignation of Lawmaker After Arrest

The Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus released the following statement following news of the arrest of Rep. Kevin Boyle (D-Philadelphia): “The news of Rep. Boyle’s arrest...

Attorney General Shapiro Sues to Block Senate Republicans Election Subpoena

The Office of Attorney General has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of State, and Acting Secretary Veronica Degraffenreid, against...

Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan 2021 Unveiled by Governor

Governor Tom Wolf announced the Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan 2021 and called for statewide action on climate change by all sectors: legislative, government, industry, business, agriculture, and community organizations. “As...

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