Policy

Policy

Wolf’s new executive order on voter registration, explained

Voter registration applications will now be available at more state facilities.

News & Politics

Progressive think tank offers blueprint for ‘shared prosperity’ in Pennsylvania

The Keystone Research Center released its “State of Working Pennsylvania” report on Tuesday

Education

Lindsey Williams calls for universal free school meals as pandemic-era meals provision ends

Williams is introducing legislation that would provide free school meals to all public school students.

Technology

The ‘Trojan Horse’ and the workforce: Job threats are focus of discussion during House hearing on cybersecurity

State Government Committee hears testimony from experts on the threats facing local and state governments in the commonwealth.

LGBTQIA+

Wolf signs executive order discouraging use of conversion therapy

Wolf says order is ‘the best I can do’ without broader legislation

Campaigns & Elections

Independent voters make a case before state committee for inclusion in primary elections

Legislation to allow unaffiliated voters to participate in primary elections has gained more bipartisan support in Harrisburg.

Agriculture

A fowl virus: What the bird flu means for PA agriculture – and how to fight it

Avian influenza in the commonwealth: A City & State investigation.

Philadelphia

Philadelphia gets funding boost for bike trail plan connecting Maine to Florida

The Spring Garden Street Greenway received a $1 million grant to overhaul street and pedestrian walkways.

Policy

The fight to put some teeth back into dog laws: A City & State investigation

Why dog licenses are key to keeping Pennsylvania’s pups – and people – safe.

Health Care

As monkeypox threat grows, so do calls for action

State Reps. Malcolm Kenyatta and Brian Sims joined providers and LGBTQ+ leaders to discuss what resources are available now and what more needs to be done to prevent further spread of monkeypox.

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Technology

City & State investigates: How local governments are handling a threat they can’t even see

The proliferation of cyberattacks has prompted Pennsylvania municipalities to take extra steps to secure their systems.

Health Care

‘A maternal mortality crisis’ – the crux of Dems’ second ‘Post-Roe’ hearing on abortion

Dems looked at issues around abortion, the SCOTUS ruling, and how communities of color may be impacted by an abortion ban.

Budget

State lawmakers praised this year’s budget as historic. Here’s what’s in it.

This year’s state budget includes more cash for education, a business tax cut and some changes to the state’s election laws.

Education

Doug Mastriano calls for tuition freeze at four state-related universities

The GOP gubernatorial candidate says ‘families simply cannot afford a tuition hike’ in the current economy.

Campaigns & Elections

Grove renews push for large-scale election law changes

The House GOP elections leader said continuing issues necessitate reforms

News & Politics

State Senate examines gubernatorial line of succession law

The hearing comes after Lt. Gov. John Fetterman temporarily gave up duties after suffering a stroke