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