Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro speaks after taking the oath of office to become Pennsylvania's 48th governor, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Here Are 5 Key Plans Included in Gov. Josh Shapiro’s First Budget

During his first budget speech before a joint General Assembly, Gov. Shapiro proposed increasing the state’s investment in its workers, businesses, and students.

FILE - Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia, Feb. 16, 2023. Shapiro will propose a three-year incentive of up to $2,500 a year for newly certified teachers, cops and nurses in Pennsylvania when the Democrat unveils his budget plan on Tuesday, March 7, administration officials said. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Shapiro to Propose Tax Break For Police Officers, Teachers, and Nurses

Gov. Shapiro plans to propose a three-year tax credit incentive for newly certified teachers, cops, and nurses in the commonwealth when he unveils his budget plan next week.

FILE - This photo taken with a drone shows portions of a Norfolk Southern freight train that derailed Friday night in East Palestine, Ohio are still on fire at mid-day Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. On Friday, Feb 24, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming a photo shows birds that “dropped dead” in Kentucky following the Ohio train derailment, and a video shows birds in northern Indiana that also died from the hazardous chemicals released after the derailment. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
In Wake of Train Derailment, Pennsylvania Lawmakers Propose More Safety Regulations, Issue Subpoena to Norfolk CEO

Federally, legislation was introduced in both the House and Senate by Pennsylvania lawmakers aimed at expanding safety regulations for the rail industry after a fiery train wreck near Beaver County.

The Pennsylvania Capitol (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
PA House Can Finally Get to Work for the People After Adopting Operating Rules

State lawmakers finally adopted a set of operating rules for the House which expand sexual harassment and discrimination protections, and change the constitutional amendment approval process.

Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Philadelphia, speaks on the Pennsylvania House floor, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023 at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Joanna McClinton Becomes First Female Speaker of Pennsylvania House

In a surprising twist, Rep. Mark Rozzi resigns as speaker and voices his support for Rep. Joanna McClinton who is elected to the position by the new Democratic majority.

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks at the Metal Worker's Local Union No. 19 in Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Sen. Bob Casey to Undergo Prostate Cancer Surgery, Expected to Make Full Recovery

The Democratic US senator expects to recover fully with minimal disruption to his duties.

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Some Fake New Year’s Resolutions for Real Pennsylvania Lawmakers

New Year’s resolutions usually aren’t fun to keep. But they’re fun to think about. They’re even more fun when you make resolutions for others.