HARRISBURG — A group of environmental organizations, joined by celebrity activists Mark Ruffalo and Shailene Woodley, are urging Gov. Tom Wolf to halt new permits for fracking until the state investigates a news report that more than two dozen children in southwestern Pennsylvania, a hotbed for fracking activity, have developed cancer.
HARRISBURG — The state’s secretary of Human Services on Monday called on the Legislature to boost the minimum wage, noting that child care workers and direct-care workers who serve seniors and the disabled make so little many of them are enrolled in public assistance programs, themselves.
HARRISBURG – If there’s a silver lining in the clouded circumstances facing farmers it’s that lawmakers at the state and federal levels both seem interested in helping, agriculture industry officials said.
HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro had harsh words Thursday for the Carholic bishops who covered up for predator priests and now continue to lobby against legislative reforms intended to help adults who were victims of clergy child sex abuse.
HARRISBURG – Efforts to combat the opioid epidemic appear to be paying off with a gradual slowing of the death toll, state officials say.
Legislation expected to be introduced Tuesday would make landmark changes to the rules governing high school sports in Pennsylvania, including the creation of separate state playoffs for private and public schools.
Pennsylvania would take control of its Affordable Care Act health exchange under a plan that passed the state House by a 198-1 vote on Tuesday.