New Law Provides More Options for Obtaining Antlerless Deer Licenses in PA
New Law Provides More Options for Obtaining Antlerless Deer Licenses in PA

PA lawmakers and game officials say a new law will make it easier to obtain antlerless deer licenses. With this year's hunting season already underway, the legislation that was signed into law by Gov. Wolf earlier this month will take effect next season  

Avoiding Charity Scams During the Season of Giving
Avoiding Charity Scams During the Season of Giving

The holiday season is known to bring out the spirit of giving. Roughly one-third of annual donations are made in December. But as millions of Americans open their wallets for good causes, scammers look to take advantage of their generosity. 

PA Lawmakers Unveil Freedom Caucus in State House
PA Lawmakers Unveil Freedom Caucus in State House

Today in Harrisburg, a group of state Republican lawmakers announced the new PA Freedom Caucus. The caucus will be comprised of nearly two dozen Republican lawmakers who say they are focused on limiting the scope of government and restoring freedom.

PA House Republicans Elect Leadership Team for 2023-24 Legislative Session
PA House Republicans Elect Leadership Team for 2023-24 Legislative Session

This evening, House Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania announced their leadership team for the 2023-24 legislative session. The new GOP leaders were elected this afternoon by their peers. 

PA Officials Offer Fire Safety Tips Ahead of Thanksgiving
PA Officials Offer Fire Safety Tips Ahead of Thanksgiving

Residential building fires are over twice as likely to occur on thanksgiving day than any other day of the year. Each year, an average of two-thousand-three-hundred residential fires occur nationwide on thanksgiving day. 

Grandparents, Officials Discuss Challenges and Resources for Raising Grandchildren as Result of Addiction Crisis
Grandparents, Officials Discuss Challenges and Resources for Raising Grandchildren as Result of Addiction Crisis

According to Pennsylvania officials, nearly 260,000 children live in households headed by grandparents or other relatives. The number of grandparents raising grandchildren is rising, and in many cases is due to the drug overdose crisis. 

PA Democrats Narrowly Take Control of House for First Time in Over a Decade
PA Democrats Narrowly Take Control of House for First Time in Over a Decade

For the first time in 12 years, Democrats will take the majority in the Pennsylvania House. Dems secured their 102-seat-majority after incumbent Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) conceded in the race for the 151st House District on Thursday afternoon.

What To Do During a Snow Squall
What To Do During a Snow Squall

Today is the final day of Snow Squall Awareness Week. A snow squall is a brief, but intense period of heavy snow and strong winds. Squalls create serious visibility concerns, including whiteout conditions, and can be extremely dangerous while driving. 

Raising Awareness to Combat Human Trafficking
Raising Awareness to Combat Human Trafficking

According to advocates, the human trafficking industry generates more than $32 billion each year and occurs all over the world, including right here in the commonwealth.

Shapiro, Davis Discuss Transition, Say Pennsylvania is Well-Positioned for Success
Shapiro, Davis Discuss Transition, Say Pennsylvania is Well-Positioned for Success

PA Governor-elect, Josh Shapiro and Lt. Governor-elect, Austin Davis discussed transition efforts alongside Gov. Tom Wolf. Today's announcements come just over a week after Shapiro defeated Doug Mastriano by a margin of over 700,000 votes. 

PA Senate GOP Announce Leadership Team for 2023-24 Session
PA Senate GOP Announce Leadership Team for 2023-24 Session

After maintaining control of the PA State Senate, Republicans proceeded this afternoon with announcing Senate leadership positions for the 2023-2024 legislative session. Republicans maintained control of the 50-seat State Senate with a 28-22 majority...

PA Decriminalizes Possession of Fentanyl Test Strips
PA Decriminalizes Possession of Fentanyl Test Strips

Legislation signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf will make it easier for Pennsylvanians to test substances for fentanyl. Previously, fentanyl test strips for personal use were classified as drug paraphernalia.

Officials Remind Drivers of PA's School Bus Stopping Law and Penalties for Failing to Follow
Officials Remind Drivers of PA's School Bus Stopping Law and Penalties for Failing to Follow

Over 1.5 million students are transported on school buses across the commonwealth each day. This week, Pennsylvania officials discussed the importance of the state’s School Bus Stopping Law. 

Dems Lead GOP in Battle Over PA House with Two Uncalled Races Remaining
Dems Lead GOP in Battle Over PA House with Two Uncalled Races Remaining

With 113 Republicans and 90 Democrats currently in the 203-member House, a Democratic majority seemed like a tall-task. However, after strong performances on Tues., especially in blue suburbs and purple counties, the ambitious goal could become reality. 

Dems Success Could Expand Beyond U.S. Senate, Governor and into PA General Assembly
Dems Success Could Expand Beyond U.S. Senate, Governor and into PA General Assembly

In PA, Dems closed out election night with some major wins, capturing races for U.S. Senate and Pennsylvania governor. However, their success may expand beyond the U.S. Senate and Governor’s Mansion and into the lower chamber of the PA General Assembly.

Biden, Trump and Obama Campaign in Pa Ahead of Tuesday's Midterms
Biden, Trump and Obama Campaign in Pa Ahead of Tuesday's Midterms

In just over 12 hours, polls will open across Pennsylvania as voters from every corner of the commonwealth head out to cast their ballot in this year’s midterm election. 

Oz Rallies Supporters Four Days Before Election
Oz Rallies Supporters Four Days Before Election

Today marks the end of the last full-week before Election Day next Tuesday. In the final four days leading up to the election, Dr. Mehmet Oz gave grassroots supporters in Cumberland County a prescription...

Shapiro, Davis Draw Hundreds of Supporters for Get Out the Vote Rally in Harrisburg
Shapiro, Davis Draw Hundreds of Supporters for Get Out the Vote Rally in Harrisburg

This evening, the Democratic nominees for PA governor and lieutenant governor were in Harrisburg, encouraging supporters to “Get Out The Vote.” Josh Shapiro and Austin Davis arrived in Harrisburg around 6 p.m. to be greeted by hundreds of their supporters

Utility Assistance for Low-Income Renters, Homeowners Now Available in PA
Utility Assistance for Low-Income Renters, Homeowners Now Available in PA

If you’re worried you won't be able to afford to keep your home warm this winter, there are resources available. The annual Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now accepting applications for the 2022-23 season. 

How to Correctly Fill Out and Submit Mail Ballots
How to Correctly Fill Out and Submit Mail Ballots

So far, more than 1.4 million Pennsylvanians have requested a mail-in or absentee ballot, with over 900,000 already returned. Having some familiarity helps with voting by mail, especially if it’s your first time.

Deadline to Apply for Mail Ballot is Tomorrow at 5pm
Deadline to Apply for Mail Ballot is Tomorrow at 5pm

Tomorrow is the deadline to request a mail-in or absentee ballot in PA. By 5:00 pm Tuesday, registered voters who wish to vote by mail in this year’s general, now just 8 days away, will need to fill out their application which can be found online.

Fetterman Rallies with Supporters for Canvass Kickoff
Fetterman Rallies with Supporters for Canvass Kickoff

It’s the home-stretch for both Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman and his Republican opponent Dr. Mehmet Oz, with now only nine days to the election. 
Earlier today, Fetterman was in Harrisburg to kick off a canvassing event.

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Today, in Harrisburg, officials from the PA State Police, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), and others encouraged residents to be mindful of unwanted or unused prescriptions around the house. 

PA Lawmakers Take Next Step Toward Divesting from Russian, Belarusian Assets
PA Lawmakers Take Next Step Toward Divesting from Russian, Belarusian Assets

Following the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine in February, Pennsylvania lawmakers hit back by introducing several pieces and packages of legislation to eliminate ties, investments, and dependency with Russia. 

Recapping Tuesday's PA Senate Debate
Recapping Tuesday's PA Senate Debate

Just two weeks before the election, eyes from around the globe were on last night’s U.S. Senate debate in Harrisburg.

Abortion Advocates and Democrats Rally Ahead of Election
Abortion Advocates and Democrats Rally Ahead of Election

Today, dozens of abortion rights advocates took to the State Capitol with just 15 days until the general election. High-profile races in Pennsylvania, specifically the race for governor, could shape the future of abortion access in the commonwealth.

Wolf Administration Focused on Expanding Naloxone Access
Wolf Administration Focused on Expanding Naloxone Access

This week, the Wolf Administration discussed access to harm reduction tools, like Naloxone, in combatting opioid overdoses. The opioid reversing medication is widely available and is easy for all Pennsylvanians to obtain.  

Hearing Addresses Mental Health Concerns Among PA Youth, Rural Students
Hearing Addresses Mental Health Concerns Among PA Youth, Rural Students

This week, the Center for Rural Pennsylvania hosted a hearing on mental health in rural schools and discussed the lingering impacts of the pandemic. The Center for Rural PA is a legislative agency of the General Assembly that focuses on rural affairs. 

Advocates Seek Permanent Home Inside State Capitol for Climate Clock
Advocates Seek Permanent Home Inside State Capitol for Climate Clock

Climate advocates rallied to raise awareness about global warming and PA's role in energy production. Advocates with the Better Path Coalition and the PA Climate Convergence delivered a letter signed by 60 organizations, with over 3,000 signatures, to DGS

Stream Maintenance Bills One Step Closer to Becoming Law
Stream Maintenance Bills One Step Closer to Becoming Law

After passing the Pennsylvania House this summer, a package of bills, that would give municipalities and local landowners more control over waterway improvements, is one step closer to becoming law.