Stories tagged: "025 STATE LEGISLATURE"

Shown is the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Retired Pa. educators and public servants struggle to make ends meet

For 69,000 retired Pennsylvania public servants like me in their 80s and 90s, that is everyday life in 2023.

A crop of cannabis plants grow under artificial lights at a facility in Oregon. (Getty Images)
Pennsylvania House lawmakers hold hearing on legalizing recreational marijuana

Democrats on the House Health Committee in Harrisburg on Wednesday began the long and drawn out process of legalizing recreational adult-use cannabis for residents throughout the commonwealth by hosting an informational hearing on the topic. 

House Speaker Joanna McClinton speaking before the PA House Judiciary Committee on Oct. 30, 2023. (Photo: Sean Kitchen)
Speaker McClinton and criminal justice advocates looking to change PA’s pardon process

Pennsylvania House Speaker Joanna McClinton introduced House Bill 1410 and spoke in favor of the constitutional amendment in front of the House Judiciary Committee. 

Anna Carlin, a nurse from the Philadelphia area and local PASNAP leader, speaking at a Patient Safety Act Rally on the Pennsylvania Capitol Steps on Oct. 24, 2023. (Photo: Sean Kitchen)
PA Nurses lobby for the Patient Safety Act in Harrisburg

It’s been well over 100 days since the Pennsylvania House passed the Patient Safety Act.

Election workers perform a recount of ballots from the recent Pennsylvania primary election at the Allegheny County Election Division warehouse in Pittsburgh on June 1, 2022. Elections officials in a central Pennsylvania county were scrambling Monday, April 17, 2023, to fix an error on more than 18,000 mail-in ballots for the spring primary, when voters will elect judges for the state Supreme Court and other positions. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Voter ID Fails After House Republicans Refuse to Support Popular Mail In Voting Reforms

House Republicans’ last-minute voter ID addition to a bill to change the date of Pennsylvania’s primary led to the demise of the bill.

Moms Demand Action Executive Director Angela Ferrell-Zabalaspeaking at a gun safety rally in the Pennsylvania State Capitol on Oct. 4, 2023. (Photo: Sean Kitchen)
PA Moms Call On Republican Legislators To Act On Gun Safety Bills

Moms Demand Action and gun safety activists filled the capitol rotunda in Harrisburg on Tuesday demanding movement from Senate Republicans on a pair of gun safety bills passed by House Democrats last June. The bills have been sitting in the Senate Judiciary Committee since. 

State Sen. Dave Argall sitting in the Senate State Government Committee meeting on August 30, 2024. (Photo: Sean Kitchen)
Senate Advances Bill to Move Up PA’s Presidential Primary Date

Lawmakers in Harrisburg have agreed to advance bills that change the date of Pennsylvania’s upcoming presidential primary election. The only question left to be answered is how early will Pennsylvania’s 2024 primary be held.