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President Barack Obama speaks before signing an executive order on workplace discrimination at the White House. (Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Equality PA Launches 6-Week Tour In Support Of Anti-Discrimination Bill

Equality Pennsylvania has launched a six-week tour across the state to drum up support for House and Senate Bill 300, which would provide statewide discrimination protection for gays, lesbians and trangendered people in Pennsylvania.

07/23/2014

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Good News For Uninsured Children

“Both the Medicaid and the CHIP programs are working together to reduce the number of uninsured children,” says Joan Alker, Executive Director at the Center for Children and Families.

12/01/2013

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Opponents Asking That Pennsylvania Make It Clear Photo ID’s Not Required

Opponents of the state’s new Voter ID law have gone back to court, concerned that state officials are not doing enough to inform the public that photo ID’s are not a requirement to vote in next month’s election.

10/19/2012

Philadelphia House Democrat Michael McGeehan at the podium (credit: Tony Romeo)

Local Lawmakers Wants Changes To Child Sex Abuse Cases

Some state lawmakers from Philadelphia are using a rarely-invoked parliamentary procedure in an effort to get a pair of child sex abuse bills to the House floor for a vote.

06/18/2012

2 firefighters killed in inferno

Commonwealth Flags To Fly At Half-Staff For Fallen Firefighters

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has ordered Commonwealth flags lowered to half-staff in honor of two fallen Philadelphia firefighters.

04/11/2012

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Commonwealth Files Response To Motion, Sandusky Trial Postponed 3 Weeks

The Commonwealth has now filed its response to Jerry Sandusky’s motion to dismiss child sex abuse charges against him, as the judge in the case postpones the start of the trial until early June.

03/29/2012

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