Gov. Tom Wolf’s idea relies on a hefty tax increase on top third of earners, which will be a nearly impossible sell to the legislature and many in the public.
Lawmakers will likely get half as much time to draw the state’s new legislative and congressional maps, worrying advocates who have long fought for a more open process.
A review of thousands of emails obtained by Spotlight PA reveals the program was doomed to fail from the start, depriving desperate tenants of relief as they lived in fear of losing their homes.
The Department of State disclosed that it had no system in place to prevent such an error, which has devastated clergy sexual abuse survivors.
Older Pennsylvanians, who are supposed to be among the first in line to get the vaccine, are also struggling with clunky and disjointed online signups.
Ex-state legislators are frequently on the shortlist to join Pennsylvania’s Gaming Control Board, which boasts an annual salary of $145,000.
The legislature on Friday gave final approval to a proposed constitutional amendment that would give state lawmakers the power to unilaterally end a disaster declaration.
Rural counties like Sullivan are banding together to ensure older residents who lack transportation, access to providers, and internet connections can get the coronavirus vaccine.
“Human error” by the Department of State derailed a constitutional amendment on whether survivors of decades-old sexual abuse should be able to sue.
The proposal is likely to be dead on arrival in the GOP-controlled legislature, whose leaders wasted little time shredding it with criticism, calling it unrealistic and hurtful to taxpayers.
Secretary Kathy Boockvar’s resignation has emboldened her fiercest GOP critics, even though it was not related to her handling of the closely watched vote in a battleground state.
The nation’s largest full-time legislature — with some of the highest-paid lawmakers — emerged from 2020 having failed to address some of the public’s most pressing needs.
Some survivors and their advocates believe the quickest way to remedy a Department of State mistake is to abandon the time-consuming path of amending the state constitution and pursue legislation.
Kathy Boockvar, who oversaw a tense and difficult presidential election in a battleground state last year, will resign her position because of the error.
Pandemic unemployment benefits are a lifeline more than 400,000 Pennsylvanians who don’t qualify for traditional unemployment. But payments stalled this year and people are struggling.