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News & Politics

On the Agenda 2024: State and local issues to watch

Here are the biggest challenges state and local government leaders will confront in the new year.

Philadelphia

Philadelphia attempts to put accessibility at the forefront of disability data

The city’s disability map can help policymakers deliver more inclusive and accessible services for those living with disabilities

Philadelphia

Overdose deaths among Black Philadelphians rose by nearly 20% in 2022

The city announced there were more than 1,400 overdose deaths last year

Jobs

A Q&A with L&I Secretary Nancy Walker

City & State speaks with Walker on workforce challenges across the state

Health Care

Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Summit welcomes the region’s top healthcare experts and officials

The summit’s panels focused on elder care, innovations in primary care delivery and more

Opinion

Opinion: Make mental health professionals first responders to prevent more unnecessary tragedies

Suicide Prevention Month spotlights the urgent need for health professionals to respond to mental health crises.

Health Care

Q&A with state Rep. Rick Krajewski

A keynote speaker at the Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Summit previews the event and his policy priorities

Philadelphia

Proposed supervised-injection legislation roils Philadelphia City Council

The bill would ban supervised injection sites from every district except one covering West and Southwest Philadelphia.

Campaigns & Elections

Opinion: PA’s 2023 election provides a chance to protect abortion for years to come

Planned Parenthood PA PAC Executive Director Signe Espinoza writes that 2023 is not an off-year election.

Gun Control

Mary Gay Scanlon joins Philly advocates in calling for assault weapons ban

The Democratic congresswoman met with gun control and public school advocates in Philadelphia Thursday

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Capitol Beat

The primer: Understanding how state funding for pregnancy care is going to change in 2024 – and why it matters

What the state’s decision to move away from crisis pregnancy centers means for the future of care in the commonwealth.

Education

A Q&A with Dave Argall

The Republican state senator and chair of the chamber’s education committee discusses the education funding trial and the state’s path forward

Capitol Beat

‘Today is a day to celebrate’: PA officials tout universal school breakfast program

All schools in the commonwealth will be able to provide free breakfast to students beginning this year.

Health Care

The CSPA Q&A: Allegheny County Human Services Director Erin Dalton

Dalton spoke with City & State about the challenges facing the county’s vulnerable populations ahead of the Greater Pittsburgh Healthcare Summit.

Events

The CSPA Q&A: State Rep. Arvind Venkat

The freshman lawmaker – and emergency room physician – spoke with City & State ahead of the Greater Pittsburgh Healthcare Summit

Events

The CSPA Q&A: House Health Committee Chair Dan Frankel

The Allegheny County Democrat spoke with City & State ahead of the Greater Pittsburgh Healthcare Summit

Health Care

Opinion: Policymakers should change course on xylazine

Peer support should be encouraged as an inexpensive intervention for addiction.