Hours after Attorney General Josh Shapiro joined abuse survivors for a rally outside the Capitol on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland County, said there are no plans to move legislation to allow survivors of child sex abuse to sue organizations that cover up for child predators.
Both chambers of Pennsylvania’s General Assembly will return on Monday to the Capitol for an early start to the fall legislative session, and responding to Gov. Tom Wolf’s school mask mandate will likely be on lawmakers’ agenda, though legislative leaders are stopping short of saying exactly how they plan to respond.
Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday proposed regulations with new standards for charter schools, intended to hold charter schools accountable for academic performance and ensure they follow fiscal and administrative standards.
Much of the information on Pennsylvania voters being sought by Senate Republicans through subpoenas issued to the Department of State is already available as public records that are routinely used by political campaigns to target voters.
A Senate committee voted on party lines on Wednesday to subpoena the Department of State to turn over election data, including partial Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers, for every Pennsylvania voter who cast a ballot in the 2020 presidential election.
The House Health committee has asked an obscure state committee to weigh in on whether Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam has the authority to order schools to mandate masks to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Democrats dismissed the move as “political theater” attacking a necessary public health measure.
The state Department of Community and Economic Development used a flawed and uneven process for determining which businesses could remain open during the state’s 2020 pandemic economic shutdown, Auditor General Tim DeFoor said Tuesday.
The race for U.S. Senate in 2022 is already crowded with candidates, but the race for governor hardly seems like it’s begun.
New federal data show that hundreds of Pennsylvania nursing homes had been operating for more than 16 months without full in-person inspections as the state shifted focus to infection control inspections throughout the COVID pandemic.