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Why biz groups say tax credits aren’t enough to solve Pa.’s childcare crisis

State lawmakers have passed and expanded tax credits aimed at making childcare affordable. But business groups say more is needed …

More funding for home repair program left out of state budget despite high demand

Despite high demand, PA’s Whole-Home Repairs program didn’t get additional funding in the latest state budget, leaving thousands of homeowners …

Mail ballot envelopes will now be printed with the full year filled out

The new directive from Pennsylvania’s top election agency is aimed at eliminating a fairly common voter error.

Thousands of Pa. prisoners endure summer heat without air conditioning

Multiple state prisons in Pennsylvania lack air conditioning, leaving thousands of incarcerated people at risk during increasingly common high temperatures.

Population decline in Pa. is happening faster than expected, data suggests

Here’s how the state is dealing with it

Free period products coming to some Pa. schools thanks to $3M budget commitment

Gov. Josh Shapiro signed off on a $3 million grant program to provide free period products to Pennsylvania schools. Many …

Gun rights advocates at convention spell out plans if GOP gains control in November

Panel speakers say they won't waiver on Second Amendment rights

Shapiro administration tells Pa. court it will not defend state ban on Medicaid-funded abortions

Governor says 'ban imposes an unsustainable burden on women'

Malagari bill to allow electronic fuel oil delivery receipts passes PA Senate

The bill maintains consumer choice by ensuring that printed receipts remain available at no extra cost.

Federal regulator: Pharmacy middlemen appear to be raising prices, hurting patients

The three biggest PBMs together are handling nearly 80% of prescription-drug transactions on behalf of insured Americans, the FTC report …

PA Legislative Black Caucus calls for reforms for adult use cannabis in Pennsylvania

Advocates from Free My Weedman, Black Cannabis Week and PA Prison Society also spoke to their support and relief for …

New ‘Let Freedom Ring’ Pennsylvania license plates, signs unveiled

PennDOT plans to use all existing standard issue license plate inventory before transitioning to the new design.

Pa. House and Senate Democrats decry U.S. Supreme Court ruling on homelessness

A group of Democrats plan to introduce legislation in the House to “combat the criminalization of homelessness in this commonwealth."

ADHD patients in Pa. struggle to find medication and maintain normalcy amid ongoing shortage

Shortages of ADHD medications have forced patients to ration and to spend hours calling different pharmacies to get prescriptions filled.

Pennsylvania House advances same-sex marriage equality bill

The state House passed a bill that would protect same-sex marriage by repealing an invalid section of state law that …


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