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The Wall Between Us – PA PoliChicks Take On Immigration

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Hundreds to Celebrate School Choice Week with Student Showcase in Philadelphia

Hundreds of students, teachers, and community members will attend a celebratory student showcase at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23. The event, which will take place at...

Attorney General Wins Suit to Block Trump Administration from Demanding Citizenship...

Attorney General Josh Shapiro and a coalition of 17 other Attorneys General, six Mayors, including the mayors of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and the bipartisan...

PA Governor Wolf takes Oath at 2019 Swearing-In Ceremony

Here is the Governor's speech: First – always first – I want to thank Frances, and our two wonderful daughters: Sarah and Katie. I love...

Governor to “Take the Oath” Tuesday for Second Term-What you Need...

What events can the public attend? Governor Wolf’s Swearing-In Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, January 15th outside of the East Wing of the Pennsylvania...

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Announces Federal Shutdown Food Assistance

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank announced today that it will begin Federal Shutdown Food Assistance services effective next Tuesday, January 15. Employees and their families...

State Senators Write Banks Asking Institutions to Help 12,000 Federal Employees...

On behalf of the 12,000 Pennsylvania federal employees, contractors and subcontractors who are not receiving a paycheck during the partial federal government shutdown, Senator...

Federal Government Shutdown Forces Contracted Workers to Seek Jobless Benefits in...

With the federal government shutdown lingering well into its third week, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today noted that federal contract employees who have no...

21 States File Legal Action Supporting PA Lawsuit Protecting Contraceptive Rights...

A coalition of 21 state Attorneys General have filed an amicus brief in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in support of a lawsuit brought by the...

Auditor General Condemns Raises in D.C. While Federal Workers Miss Paychecks

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale issued the following statement on news that hundreds of senior Trump Administration appointees are scheduled to get $10,000-per-year raises while...

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