Stories tagged: "Vincent Hughes"


Sabrina Werley works with her 4th grade students in a math support class in April 2021. (Reading Eagle Photo via Getty Images/Ben Hasty)
State GOP Lawmakers Want to Prohibit COVID Vaccine Mandates in Schools

Republicans have advanced legislation to prevent the COVID-19 vaccines from being a required immunization to enter school even though it has been proven effective at preventing severe illness from the disease.

Governor Tom Wolf speaks at a press conference, which outlined his plan to help workers and tell the legislature its time to finally pass legislation that support fair wages, paid sick leave, safe worker places and quality jobs, in Scranton on Thursday, December 16, 2021. (PA Cast)
‘It’s Gonna Be Bad for All of Us,’ Gov. Wolf Calls on Legislature to Raise Wages and Improve Conditions for Workers

The governor says Pennsylvania needs to support workers by raising wages, providing paid sick leave, and setting safety standards in the workplace.

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at an event in Mechanicsburg, Pa.  Beyond the local races on ballots, Pennsylvania’s primary election will determine the future of a governor’s authority during disaster declarations. Voters statewide Tuesday, May 18 will decide four separate ballot questions, including two on whether to give state lawmakers much more power over disaster declarations. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)
Republicans Send Election Bill to Wolf That He’s Vowed to Veto

Republicans passed an election bill that restricts voter access, but Gov. Tom Wolf will veto it.

In this Tuesday, June 2, 2020 file photo, demonstrators chant, at Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, who was killed May 25 by Minneapolis police (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Voters Are Backing State Constitutional Amendment to Ban Racial Discrimination

The proposal had about 71% of the vote in support of it, according to unofficial results on Wednesday morning.

An aerial view shows  houses in suburban Philadelphia. (Getty Images)
A Housing Crisis Amplified By Pandemic, Affecting Both Renters and Homeowners

Pennsylvania had been dealing with an affordable housing crisis long before the pandemic hit. The coronavirus has made it worse.

State Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, and former state Rep. Rick Saccone at the rally in DC on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Screenshot)
Lawmakers Call for Mastriano to Resign After His Participation in DC Rally

Mastriano "proudly fanned the flames of insurrection" over the last few months, one lawmaker said. He also organized a bus trip to the Capitol on Wednesday.