Stories tagged: "Pennsylvania Legislature"


FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a news conference in Harrisburg, Pa., regarding the counting of ballots in the 2020 general election. Facing a deep, pandemic-inflicted budget deficit, Gov. Wolf will ask lawmakers for billions of dollars funded by higher taxes on Pennsylvania’s huge natural gas industry for workforce development and employment assistance to help the state recover. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Wolf Signs $912 Million Pandemic Relief Bill

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation Friday by lawmakers that carries over $900 million in pandemic-driven aid.

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2019 file photo Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, speaks during a news conference at Muhlenberg High School in Reading, Pa. A bid to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to give victims of child sexual abuse a new legal window to sue over otherwise time-barred allegations got new life Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 days after the disclosure of a paperwork error threw it into disarray. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Lawmakers Consider Fast-Track Plan for Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Window

Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, told colleagues during a state House session that GOP leaders in both chambers were working with him and he hoped to get the proposed amendment on the spring primary ballot.

In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a news conference in Harrisburg, Dauphin County. Facing a deep, pandemic-inflicted budget deficit, Wolf will ask lawmakers for billions of dollars funded by higher taxes on Pennsylvania’s huge natural gas industry for workforce development and employment assistance to help the state recover. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
What to Watch for in Wolf’s Budget Proposal

Nobody in Harrisburg is talking about tax increases or spending cuts to balance the budget.

The Supreme Court Chamber in the Pennsylvania State Capitol building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (Shutterstock Photo/Nagel Photography)
GOP Effort to Gerrymander Judicial Districts Advances by 1 Vote

Democrats lost an effort to have the committee hold a public hearing on the legislation, which would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution.

In this file photo from Nov. 19, 2019, a man is silhouetted in the shade as he walks by the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Dauphin County. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Police Move to Increase Security at Pennsylvania Capitol

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Capitol Police, and Pennsylvania Senate security are working together to secure the state Capitol building.

Republican state Senate candidate Nicole Ziccarelli and Democratic state Sen. Jim Brewster.
Republicans Plan to Block Democratic State Senator From Taking His Seat

State officials certified Democratic state Sen. Jim Brewster's victory over Republican challenger Nicole Ziccarelli in November, but Ziccarelli has filed a lawsuit in federal court in an attempt to overturn the results.

The Supreme Court Chamber in the Pennsylvania State Capitol building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (Shutterstock Photo/Nagel Photography)
Majority-GOP Legislature Wants to Change Makeup of State Courts in Its Favor

As early as May 18's primary election, Pennsylvania voters could be asked to overhaul how they elect state Supreme Court justices and appellate court judges.