Latest Pennsylvania State General Assembly News

Fetterman 'grateful' as he returns to Pa. Senate race

Aug. 12, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman acknowledged he was lucky to be alive as he officially returned to the campaign trail Friday, more than 90 days after the Democrat suffered a stroke that threatened his life and political prospects in one of the nation's premier Senate...

Funerals to begin for victims of Pa. blaze that killed 10

Aug. 12, 2022 07:33 AM EDT

MANSFIELD, Pa. (AP) — Services were set to begin Friday for young siblings who died last week in a Pennsylvania house fire that also killed eight other people, as investigators continued to look for the cause. The fast-moving, middle-of-the-night inferno destroyed the home in the...

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...

Coroner: All 10 fire victims died of smoke inhalation

Aug. 08, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

NESCOPECK, Pa. (AP) — All 10 people found dead after an early morning fire in northeastern Pennsylvania last week died of smoke inhalation, authorities said Monday. Autopsies were completed Saturday and Sunday on the victims of the early Friday blaze in Nescopeck, according to the...

Coroner: Smoke inhalation killed at least 5 of 10 in fire

Aug. 07, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

NESCOPECK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say at least half of the 10 people found dead after an early morning fire in northeastern Pennsylvania died of smoke inhalation. The Luzerne County coroner's office said autopsies on the victims of the early Friday blaze in Nescopeck began...

Blaze kills firefighter's 10 relatives, 3 of them children

Aug. 05, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

NESCOPECK, Pa. (AP) — Fire tore quickly through a house in northeastern Pennsylvania early Friday morning, killing seven adults and three children and horrifying a volunteer firefighter who arrived to battle the blaze only to discover the victims were his own family, authorities said. ...

Wisconsin lawmaker in car accident that left 2 dead

Jul. 25, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Senate Democratic Minority Leader Janet Bewley was involved in a fatal car crash Friday that left a 27-year-old mother from Pennsylvania and her 5-year-old daughter dead, police said Monday. Ashland Police Chief Bill Hagstrom told the Ashland Daily...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 13, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer. July 12, 2022. Editorial: Gov. Wolf and Pa.’s remarkable budget turnaround School funding increases and a bigger rainy day fund illustrate how the governor is leaving Pennsylvania in better shape than when he arrived. ...

Mental health figures into Pennsylvania's education funding

Jul. 12, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Amid a growing population of youth experiencing mental health crises, as well as another spate of mass shootings around the country, Pennsylvania lawmakers are prioritizing mental health services in this year’s budget by approving a first-time line item of $100 million...

Budget would leave billions unspent, boost education funding

Jul. 08, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers, nearly a week into the state's new fiscal year, began passing budget legislation Thursday to add billions into surplus accounts, significantly boost education spending and fund new environmental programs. The Republican-majority House...