State Representative Cris Dush (R-66) has announced that, in the wake of Senator Joe Scarnati's announced retirement from the Pennsylvania Senate, he will withdraw from the Auditor General Race and instead run for the Senate District 25 Seat. Senator Scarnati is retiring after 5 terms in the…
“It truly is an honor to serve Tioga, Bradford, and Potter Counties as their representative,” announced Clint Owlett in the kick-off for his re-election campaign. “I made a promise to work hard for all the constituents of the 68th district and make sure they had a solid voice in Harrisburg. …
The first of a package of state-specific human trafficking prevention bills has been signed into law as of February 5, 2020. Known as Senate Bill 60, the new law is an amendment to Titles 18 (crimes/offenses) and 42 (judicial procedures) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes.
House Bill 427, introduced by Representative Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) would require health insurance companies to approve prescribed treatments for patients with stage IV metastatic cancer regardless of what the insurance typically covers.
Northcentral Pennsylvania’s state representatives were split in their opinions this week after Governor Tom Wolf’s budget address to the General Assembly.
The first report card assessing Pa.'s Track + Trace initiative launched in the summer of 2019 was issued last week, showcasing the project's progress.
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The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and the Senate Transportation Committee held a joint public hearing on January 29 in Harrisburg to hear testimony on the potential impacts of Pennsylvania’s participation in the the Transportation and Climate Initiative.
Last week, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by business leaders, labor and economic development professionals, and several cabinet members to release the first report from the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center.
In addition to announcing some of the findings of the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center's first report, Governor Tom Wolf renewed his call to raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage to $12 per hour with an eventual pathway to $15.
Harrisburg, Pa. – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is asking the Pennsylvania Senate to act on legislation designed to help rein in the costs associated with pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), which act as middlemen between drug manufacturers and pharmacists.
Last Wednesday, Governor Tom Wolf discussed how the 2020-2021 budget plan demonstrates a commitment to protecting vulnerable Pennsylvanians by proposing investments in child welfare, increasing staffing and training in specific service areas, and more.
Pennsylvania's House of Representatives is considering legislation which would enshrine parts of the Affordable Care Act in state law regardless of whether the Act is repealed or modified on a federal level. The four bills in the set have been tied up in committee for about a year, but disch…
Human trafficking is a $150 billion industry with over 40 million victims worldwide. Pennsylvania is not exempt of this crime: human trafficking cases have been found in Stroudsburg, York, Lancaster, Harrisburg, State College, Erie, Williamsport, Altoona, Allentown, and Pittsburgh.
House Bill 916 has been approved by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and will be moving to the Senate for further consideration. The new bill would require courts to evaluate repeat DUI offenders to possibly add a substance monitoring program as a condition of bail.
In November of 2019, a report from the House Government Oversight Committee detailed the scope of Medicaid fraud in Pennsylvania, accompanied by Grand Jury recommendations for new laws to prevent more fraud. As a result of that report, a bipartisan coalition is bringing forth a state version…
Upon State Rep. Garth Everett’s announcement on Monday that he will not seek reelection this coming November after seven terms in office, Combat war veteran and local leader Joe Hamm announced his plans to run for State House in the 84th Legislative District.
Governor Tom Wolf signed three bills into law on Wednesday, December 18, that are the second wave of changes under the "Justice Reinvestment Initiative," began in 2012.
After being asked for guidance by the Pennsylvania State Police, Attorney General Josh Shapiro released a statement on Monday expressing his official legal opinion that 80% receivers should be classified - and regulated - as firearms. "80% receiver" is industry jargon for a partially constru…
On Monday, Governor Tom Wolf, justices from across Pennsylvania, and legislative leaders from the House and Senate jointly announced the new Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force, which will assess how the state handles juvenile justice and deliver a report with suggestions on how to chan…
A new "Smart Justice" set of bills is set to be voted on next week, consisting of ten proposals that are meant to reform the state's probation and parole system and reward formerly incarcerated individuals who have successfully been rehabilitated. The goal is to reduce recidivism, which ofte…