Stories tagged: "politics"

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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.

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., steps from the voting booth after casting his ballot in Langhorne, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
One Congressional Trump Enabler Hopes You’re Not Paying Attention

As his swing district prepares for Donald Trump’s next grievance-fueled campaign for President, Fitzpatrick looks as if  he will try to get elected to a fourth term in Congress by once again walking the path of least resistance and doing just enough not to get noticed.

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Filibuster FAQs: What Is This Senate Procedure and Why Does It Matter for You?

While it’s easy to tune out all the political noise, the future of this Senate procedure does directly affect you and your family.

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Who’s the Boss? GOP Lawmakers Continue Fight to Limit Governor’s Emergency Powers

When it comes to the coronavirus in Pennsylvania, it’s a tug of war between health and politics.

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850,000 Pennsylvanians Will Lose Healthcare Coverage If Republicans Don’t Do Something

Lawmakers had a chance to advance legislation that would have enshrined consumer provisions of the Affordable Care Act into state law. They opted not to.

A worker folds up a tarp after attaching a poster to a shuttered business in Philadelphia, Monday, May 4, 2020. The Center City District and Mural Arts Philadelphia posted the original works on multiple locations in an effort to enhance the neighborhood awash with business shuttered to help curb the spread of coronavirus. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Lawmakers Vote to End Gov. Wolf’s Emergency Order. Here’s What That Means.

The Republican-majority state legislature approved a resolution they believe will reopen businesses across the state. It may not be that simple.