Spotlight PA is an independent, non-partisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free weekly newsletter.
Harrisburg, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in favor of extending the deadline to count mail-in ballots. Mail-in ballots can now be counted until three days after election day in November.
Harrisburg, Pa. – “The decriminalization and legalization of adult-use cannabis are what the people of Pennsylvania want,” said Gov. Wolf yesterday during a press conference. “I urge the General Assembly to listen to them.”
Harrisburg, Pa. – Direct care workers will receive some help as $4 million in Direct Care Worker Training Grants (DCWTG) are available statewide.
Harrisburg, Pa. -- There's only seven weeks left before the Nov. 3 election. That means time is running out for Pennsylvania to get organized and ensure voting goes smoothly this year.
Harrisburg, Pa. – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said his administration is seeking a stay of decision and will file an appeal after a Federal Judge ruled the stay-at-home order and size restrictions to gatherings were unconstitutional.
Harrisburg, Pa. – A new bill in the state Senate would make not wearing a face mask in public punishable as misdemeanor reckless endangerment.
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine and Education Secretary Pedro Rivera today jointly announced updated guidance to help Pre-K to 12 schools prepare to reopen and safely educate students for in-person learning.
Lewisburg, Pa. -- Bucknell University among 58 other U.S. colleges and universities, including Penn State, Franklin and Marshall, and UPenn, in filing an amicus brief supporting Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to prevent the Trump administration from enforcin…
Hamilton, N.Y. — A group of presidents belonging to the Patriot League have announced their opposition to the federal government’s new rules restricting access and opportunities for international students attending colleges and universities in the United States.
Harrisburg, Pa.—Four more states were added to Pennsylvania’s travel quarantine recommendation that has been aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19.
Harrisburg - State Reps. Mike Jones (R-York), Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon), Stephanie Borowicz (R-Centre), and David Rowe (R-Snyder/Union) joined together to condemn the state Supreme Court’s July 1 ruling striking down House Resolution 836, sponsored by Diamond, which…
Harrisburg, Pa. - Building on criminal justice reforms and fulfilling a recommendation to modernize job licensing, Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 637, which removes outdated licensing barriers so skilled workers with criminal records can get a second chance and start good careers.
Harrisburg, Pa. - A virtual event marked the one-year anniversary of Clean Slate automatic record sealing in Pennsylvania on Tuesday.
The Wolf Administration released the following statement in support of U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Judge Dolly M. Gee’s ruling on Friday ordering the release of migrant children held in the country’s three family detention centers, including the Berks County Re…
Harrisburg, Pa. - This week, Governor Tom Wolf gave the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) a six-week extension to develop a proposed rulemaking to allow Pennsylvania to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
A petition to fire two Williamsport Bureau of Police officers over alleged misconduct has collected more than 1,200 signatures.
Harrisburg – As law enforcement, community members and elected officials engage in conversations around the country about how to grow the relationships among residents and the officers sworn to protect and serve them, the House advanced a multi-faceted plan to assist in those efforts.
Governor Tom Wolf announced that 60 senior community centers throughout the commonwealth will be the recipients of Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s 2019-20 Senior Community Center grants – totaling $2 million in funding appropriated by the General Assembly from the Pennsylvania Lottery.