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Judge vows to move quickly on dispute over mail-in votes

Aug. 12, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The judge in a case brought by Gov. Tom Wolf's administration against three counties that aren't reporting mail-in ballots lacking handwritten dates on their return envelopes told lawyers Friday she will rule as quickly as possible. Commonwealth Court Judge...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 10, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. August 8, 2022. Editorial: Enforce price transparency A group of Democratic Pennsylvania lawmakers announced a bill Friday that would require price transparency from health care providers. It’s a good idea. But the...

Pipeline developer pleads no contest in pollution cases

Aug. 05, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The developer of a major pipeline system that connects the Marcellus Shale gas field in western Pennsylvania to an export terminal near Philadelphia pleaded no contest Friday to criminal charges that it systematically polluted waterways and residential water wells across...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 03, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. August X, 2022,. Editorial: Assess state recycling performance Pennsylvania led the nation in 1988 when it adopted a progressive new law that vastly accelerated waste recycling, and there is little doubt that the law has kept millions of...

Justices uphold Pennsylvania's 2019 mail-in voting expansion

Aug. 02, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A wide expansion of mail-in voting in Pennsylvania survived a legal challenge on Tuesday before the state Supreme Court in a case brought by some of the same Republican state representatives who voted for the legislation nearly three years ago. Millions of...

Wolf sues to stop GOP-backed amendments on abortion, voting

Jul. 28, 2022 23:35 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Democratic governor sued the state Legislature on Thursday over a package of proposed constitutional amendments that Republican lawmakers are pursuing, including one that would say the state constitution does not guarantee any rights relating to abortion or...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 27, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. July 26, 2022. Editorial: Transportation tax structure needs jolt The joy of driving past the gas station — every gas station — belongs for now to only about 30,000 Pennsylvanians who own electric vehicles. But they are...

Judge to decide if Pennsylvania sufficiently funds education

Jul. 26, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A decision about whether Pennsylvania's method of funding public education meets the state constitutional requirement that lawmakers provide “a thorough and efficient system” was left in the hands of a state judge Tuesday when argument wrapped up in the long-running...

GOP warms to far-right gubernatorial nominee in Pennsylvania

Jul. 26, 2022 06:20 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans are warming up to Doug Mastriano. When he crushed a nine-person field to win the GOP nomination for Pennsylvania governor in May, some in the party warned that Mastriano's far-right views on everything from abortion to the 2020 presidential...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 21, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...