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New Bill From Pennsylvania Democrat Would Ensure Easier Access to Abortion Care and Secure Reproductive Freedom

The antiquated state law that makes abortion legal includes numerous restrictions on access to care. New legislation would remove those barriers and allow government funding for abortion facilities.

FILE - The Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia, May 16, 2012. Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. said Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, it will be “forced to consider” removing news content from its platform if Congress passes legislation requiring tech companies to pay news outlets for their material. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Real or Fake: Bill Introduced in Pa. Legislature Would Require a Media Literacy Curriculum in Public Schools

As more people turn to social media to get their news, two state lawmakers want schools to provide a class that would teach students how to spot fake news. Similar legislation was recently passed in New Jersey.

Shown is Pennsylvania House of Representatives in session at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
New Anti-LGBTQ Bill Introduced by PA Republican

Legislation introduced this week by Rep. Stephanie Borowicz is similar to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, and is another legislative example of Republicans’ attempts to attack transgender youth.

LANCASTER, PA - MAY 20:  Demonstrators attend a counter protest rally, organized by the NAACP, in response of a planned Klu Klux Klan rally to be held nearby May 20, 2017 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A Maryland-based chapter of the Ku Klux Klan says it plans to hold a cross lighting in Quarryville, PA.  (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
Report: Pennsylvania Among Top 5 States For Incidents of White Supremacist Propaganda Last Year

According to a report from the Anti-Defamation League, more than 400 incidents of white supremacist propaganda distribution were reported in Pennsylvania last year.

FILE - Pennsylvania state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Philadelphia, meets with people at the conclusion of a news conference at Independence Mall in Philadelphia, May 4, 2022. Kenyatta said Thursday, March 9, 2023, that he wants to be Pennsylvania's next auditor general, promising to overhaul how the fiscal watchdog keeps track of state and local government spending. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta to Run for Auditor General in 2024

Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta is the first person to announce their candidacy for the position to lead the state’s fiscal watchdog agency.

Desks are arranged in a classroom at Panther Valley Elementary School, Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Nesquehoning, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Student Mental Health, Staffing Shortages Are the Biggest Challenges Facing Pa. Schools, According to New Report

The annual State of Education report found that the biggest challenges facing school districts in the commonwealth are student mental health concerns, staffing shortages, and school finances.

State Attorney General Michelle Henry. (Shapiro administration)
Shapiro’s Picks for Attorney General, State Police Commissioner Approved by GOP-Controlled Senate

Michelle Henry will serve as the state’s Attorney General, finishing out Shapiro’s four-year elected term, and Christopher Paris will oversee the Pennsylvania State Police.