The 2022-23 fiscal year is officially underway, however, there is still no budget for the state of Pennsylvania as lawmakers failed to meet this week’s June 30 deadline.
According to PennDOT, there were over 130 alcohol-related crashes from July 2 to July 5, 2021, resulting in six fatalities, as well as 48 drug-related crashes, resulting in four fatalities.
Today is the deadline for Pennsylvania lawmakers to finalize the next fiscal budget. However, today's deadline is unlikely to be met. The state budget determines the funding for various state agencies, organizations, public schools...
A proposed state constitutional amendment in Pennsylvania would let voters decide the future of tax-payer funded abortions. The process is the only way for lawmakers, opposed to abortion, to bypass the governor’s veto pen.
Lawmakers, families of fentanyl poisoning victims, and advocates say the current laws don’t go far enough. New legislation would establish a 25-year minimum sentence for dealers charged with supplying a deadly dose of fentanyl.
This morning, Democratic lawmakers condemned Friday’s Supreme Court decision with a large rally inside the Capitol. Today was the first day House lawmakers were in Harrisburg since Friday’s decision which returns abortion to the states.
This morning’s decision from the Supreme Court means the future of abortion access will be decided by the individual states. In Pennsylvania, abortion is currently legal up until the 24th week of pregnancy, with exceptions...
Officials in Pennsylvania are giving some firework safety tips for the Fourth of July, now just over a week away. This morning, Acting Pennsylvania Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey said fireworks are not toys, and to always use caution.
This morning, the House Democratic Policy Committee unveiled efforts to fight corporate inflation and price gouging. The committee held a hearing, “Ending Corporate Inflation.”
Today, child care advocates and Democratic lawmakers said more funding is needed to address the child care crisis. Their message for Republicans comes just days before 2022-23 budget deadline.
In February, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed his final state budget, which includes a sizable increase for social workers and mental health services. As budget negotiations and compromises take shape before the Jun 30 deadline advocates hope the money will stay.
There are roughly 800,000 Pennsylvania veterans. Roughly 70 percent are over the age of 55. Pennsylvania’s large elderly veteran population makes the commonwealth a prime target for scammers.
This week, several bills giving local officials and landowners more authority to address waterway improvements passed the House. The bills were the result of frustration among landowners and farmers in the northern tier.
Pennsylvania is the only state in the country where municipal police are unable to use radar technology to enforce speed limits. Local police departments, township and city officials, and some state lawmakers have been trying to change that for years.
It's free-range for big tech companies when it comes to collecting your data. We use our phones and devices to connect, communicate, shop, work, and so much more. As we use our devices, companies are using our activity and data to make a major profit.
Opponents to bridge tolls are speaking out three weeks after a preliminary injunction by a Commonwealth Court judge which temporarily halted PennDOT’s plans to toll nine candidate bridges.
Today, home and community-based care providers and recipients spoke out against a proposed care model that they say would limit care options and quality.
We’re usually the ones calling them for help, but today it was emergency medical professionals calling on the state Legislature for relief. In 2021, 1,200 EMS agencies and companies in Pennsylvania were called for service nearly 2.5 million times
It’s never too early to start preparing for a major celebration. Especially when it’s the 250th birthday of the United States.
Today in Pittsburgh, Governor Tom Wolf called on the General Assembly to pass legislation that would provide up to $2,000 in direct stimulus payments for households with an income of $80,000 or less.
This week, the push for a gift ban continued with the advocacy group March On Harrisburg calling on party leaders to allow a vote on a gift-ban bill
According to the CDC, national overdose deaths hit a record high of over 107,000 in 2021. As opioid overdose deaths continue to rise across the country and the state, so has turnover of substance use disorder (SUD) professionals.
Pennsylvania's top election official issued notice of a recount for the May 17 Republican primary for U.S. Senate. As of today, all 67 counties have reported their unofficial returns, which show Dr. Mehmet Oz leading Dave McCormick by 902 votes.
According to the Pennsylvania Health Care Association, long-term care in Pennsylvania has lost nearly 20-percent of its workforce since the start of the pandemic.
Long-term care workers and advocates raised their voices about a serious workforce shortage
This month is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage month. To mark the annual event, the group Make Us Visible PA held a rally to advocate and educate today in Harrisburg.
This week, Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed an amicus brief supporting petitioners in the education funding trial.
Even though temperatures are rising, COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania are not decreasing.
Today, Acting Secretary of Health Dr. Denise Johnson said this upward trend is due to new, highly transmissible Omicron variants.
Here are the candidates for Pennsylvania governor voters can expect to see on their ballot tomorrow.
Since the leaked opinion from the Supreme Court, pro-choice advocates have been protesting and rallying around the country. In Harrisburg, protesters don't plan to quit fighting any time soon.
Nearly 450,000 mail-in and absentee ballots have already been received by county boards of election offices, according to Acting Secretary of State Chapman. There were over 900,000 requests for mail-in and absentee ballots up until the May 10 deadline.