State lawmakers heard testimony Monday on a bill that would eliminate most of the exemptions in the 2008 Pennsylvania law that banned smoking in public places.
Marcus Brown, whose nomination was blocked by the state senate and who is withdrawing his name from reconsideration, will continue as acting commissioner until the governor finds a new nominee.
Governor Wolf has announced the waiver of state background check fees that were to be charged to volunteers working with children in Pennsylvania.
Commonwealth Court has handed Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf a setback, ruling he overstepped his authority when he fired the director of the state Office of Open Records. An appeal of the Commonwealth Court ruling has now been filed with the state Supreme Court.
The state senate’s Education Committee advanced a controversial bill that would create a state-run school district for Pennsylvania’s poorest-performing schools.
Senate majority leader Jake Corman said he hopes Gov. Wolf will not resubmit Brown’s nomination.
During a pretrial proceeding in Harrisburg Friday, the lawyer for a Philadelphia state lawmaker began making the case that charges against his client – one of several elected officials caught in a sting investigation – should be dismissed, because she was the victim of racial targeting.
A hearing is scheduled later this morning for a state lawmaker charged in a sting investigation that recorded Philadelphia elected officials accepting money.
As state lawmakers grapple with a mountain of issues in the run up the budget deadline at the end of the month, it appears another proposal will be added to the long list: internet gaming.
The Senate Law and Justice Committee sent Brown’s nomination to the full state senate for a vote without a recommendation for confirmation.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has made good on his promise to file an application with the federal government to create a state-run health insurance exchange.
This was the latest development in a sting operation that was shut down by the state attorney general and later resurrected by Philadelphia DA Seth Williams.
Three state Supreme Court seats are open, and three nominees were chosen from a field of six in each party.
The state Senate has sent the House a fast-tracked bill to overhaul the pension system for school and state employees in Pennsylvania.
The state House is sending the Senate a bill that would provide broad school property tax relief in a significant way.