News & Politics

Policy

Following Biden’s actions on marijuana, Wolf says he can’t issue unilateral pardons

Wolf’s office touted a recent initiative seeking to expedite pardons for people with marijuana convictions.

Business

Policy

Legal challenges to RGGI are keeping millions in carbon allowances from flowing to Pennsylvania

According to a September report, the third carbon-allowance auction of 2022 generated more than $301 million in revenue for reinvestment.

Philadelphia

Policy

Jim Kenney’s ban on guns in parks, rec centers criticized as ‘meaningless’ amid state’s firearms laws

Even those with permits to carry could be charged with trespassing – or worse – if caught with guns in city parks.

Policy

Policy

Inside Pennsylvania’s proposed ‘Parental Bill of Rights,’ which critics are calling homophobic

The legislation would place limits on teachings of sexual orientation and gender identity in younger grades.

Criminal Justice

Policy

Wolf’s Marijuana Pardon Project seeks to reduce recidivism, grant second chances

Clean Slate advocates and lawmakers are pushing for criminal justice reform, improving paths for re-entry after incarceration.

Criminal Justice

Policy

Two children per classroom will lose a parent or sibling before age 18, experts say

State panel reports gun violence, overdoses and suicide are affecting children and youth more than ever before.

Policy

Policy

Wolf’s new executive order on voter registration, explained

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

News & Politics

Policy

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

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

Education

Policy

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

Policy

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+

Policy

Wolf signs executive order discouraging use of conversion therapy

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

Campaigns & Elections

Policy

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.

Philadelphia

Policy

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

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

Policy

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.

Technology

Policy

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

Policy

‘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

Policy

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

Policy

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.

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