Amid skyrocketing illegal immigration numbers and as children from U.S./Mexico border detention centers begin arriving in Pennsylvania, U.S. Rep. Fred Keller said he wanted to “see first hand what is happening.”
Harrisburg, Pa. -- State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) has introduced legislation called the Solar Environmental Justice Act to prohibit tax dollars or tax credits from being used to purchase solar panels and related equipment that were manufactured or assembled outside of the U.S.
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Harrisburg, Pa. -- Senators Gene Yaw, Scott Martin, and Dan Laughlin are proposing that Pennsylvania use $250 million of the state's American Rescue Plan funding to establish a "Clean Streams Fund" to protect and restore streams and rivers.
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Harrisburg, Pa. – Voters who are not affiliated with a specific political party have long been barred from participating in primary elections, but Rep. Scott Conklin (D-Centre) is hoping to change that. He is not the first to propose such a law - the possibility has been presented to Pennsyl…
Harrisburg, Pa.--The Pennsylvania State Law Enforcement Citizen Advisory Commission was created this week as Pennsylvania continues to push for meaningful law enforcement reforms.
Harrisburg, Pa. – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today released an updated guide to help Pennsylvanians make informed decisions about nursing homes during the outbreak of COVID-19.
Harrisburg, PA – Firearm owners will be happy to know an additional extension to licenses to carry firearms permits has been granted.
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.
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.
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 – 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.
Harrisburg, Pa. -- The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is making $40 million in funding available to support Pennsylvania’s dairy industry and food security programs, following months of uncertainty and loss from the COVID-19 pandemic.