Conn. Man Brings Walk Against Standardized School Tests Through Delaware ValleyJesse Turner (wearing lime-green shirt in photo) is walking from Connecticut to Washington, DC to gain support for his fight against high-stakes standardized tests in public schools.
Gov. Wolf Vetoes Bill That Would Privatize Pa. Liquor SalesPrivatization is a top priority for leaders of the Republican-controlled House. The question now is, how might the liquor veto affect budget negotiations?
After Pa. Budget Veto, Gov. Wolf Upbeat After Meeting With Legislative LeadersThe governor says there was no resolution to the budget dispute during the meetin with legislative leaders that lasted about a half-hour.
Pa. GOP Legislators Hope Appeal Will Overturn Court Action on State Gun Law“This bill’s not going to come back," state senator Daylin Leach (D-Mont./Del.) said after Commonwealth Court overturned the law. "The (current) governor will never sign a bill like this."
Gov & Legislative Leaders Dig In Over Pa. BudgetLawmakers returned to the state capitol with a budget deadline looming, and developments on Monday do not bode well for meeting that June 30th deadline.
Pa. Education Advocates Begin Statewide Tour To Pitch For FundingThe two-week effort by a coalition of unions and community groups called the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools urges legislators to support Governor Wolf's education budget.
Pa. Lawmakers' 'Reform Caucus' Touts Proposed Gift LimitsEthics reports filed more than a month ago show state lawmakers and other high-ranking state officials took more than $160,000 in freebies last year.
Lots of Jockeying in Philadelphia as Special Election Nears to Fill Pa. House SeatsIt will be a rare mid-summer special election, to fill three vacancies of Philadelphia seats in the state House.
Pa. Lawmakers Move Ahead With GOP-Backed Education ReformsThe state senate's Education Committee advanced a controversial bill that would create a state-run school district for Pennsylvania’s poorest-performing schools.
State Senate Nixes Gov. Wolf Nominee to Head Pennsylvania State PoliceSenate majority leader Jake Corman said he hopes Gov. Wolf will not resubmit Brown’s nomination.
Phila. City Council Rules Out School District's Full Cash RequestThe lawmakers seem intent on trimming the school district's $103-million request to about $80 million, but how they'll raise even that amount is very unclear.
Pa. Senate Advances 4 Bills Aimed At Protecting AnimalsThe proposals are now in front of the state House for its consideration.
Confirmation of New Pa. State Police Chief Moves Forward Without Committee EndorsementThe Senate Law and Justice Committee sent Brown’s nomination to the full state senate for a vote without a recommendation for confirmation.
Gov. Wolf Nominee Hits Rough Spot Over Role in 2011 Abortion Clinic CasePedro Cortés held the same position as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of State under former governor Ed Rendell, when the Dr. Kermit Gosnell case transpired.
Area Schools Want To Make It Easier to Pursue Campus Sex Assault CasesSupporters say the concept, nicknamed "Yes Means Yes," will allow a sex assault case to move forward even if the alleged victim didn't explicity say "no."