Latest Pennsylvania state government News

Major schools ruling in Pa. can't guarantee more funding

Feb. 08, 2023 18:29 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is the latest state where the public school funding system was found to be unconstitutional, but the experience in other states suggests there's no guarantee of swift, significant or longstanding change for the poorer school districts that sued in hopes of...

Former college student pleads guilty to deadly sword attack

Feb. 08, 2023 18:00 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former University of Connecticut student pleaded guilty to murder and other charges Wednesday for killing a man and severely wounding another with a sword in 2020 — one of two deadly attacks that led to a six-day manhunt in several states that ended with his capture in...

Democrats won Pennsylvania House, but bipartisan gap remains

Feb. 08, 2023 16:11 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Voters who kept three Pittsburgh-area state House seats in Democratic hands this week effectively also flipped control away from the Republican majority that has run the chamber for more than a decade, one of a handful of legislative bodies across the United States where...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Feb. 08, 2023 14:28 PM EST

Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer. February 5, 2023. Editorial: Keep Glen Mills Schools closed The state rightly shut down the reform school in 2019 after The Inquirer exposed decades-long child abuse and cover-ups. The decision to reopen lacks real assurances that...

Poorer districts win challenge to Pa. public school funding

Feb. 07, 2023 20:40 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge ruled Tuesday that the state's system of funding public schools falls woefully short and violates students’ constitutional rights, siding with poorer districts in a lawsuit launched nearly a decade ago in pursuit of billions of dollars in additional...

Republicans endorse Carluccio for seat on state's high court

Feb. 04, 2023 15:48 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Republican Party officials voted Saturday to endorse a Montgomery County judge, Carolyn Carluccio, to be the party’s nominee in this year’s election for an open state Supreme Court seat. Party committee members voting at their meeting in...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Feb. 02, 2023 12:21 PM EST

Albany Times Union. February 1, 2023. Editorial: Unbridled restraint Protecting children from the overuse of last-resort behavioral interventions starts with collecting better data. For educators and other school staffers, the decision to put a child...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Feb. 01, 2023 20:06 PM EST

LNP/LancasterOnline. January 29, 2023. Editorial: Pennsylvanians deserve better from the state House of Representatives Imagine this happening at your workplace: Your managers cannot figure out what tasks ought to take priority, and what the workplace rules ought to...

Democrats endorse McCaffery for seat on state's high court

Jan. 31, 2023 18:01 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Democratic Party has voted to endorse an appellate court judge from Philadelphia, Daniel McCaffery, to be the party's nominee for an open state Supreme Court seat in this year's election. Party committee members voted at their meeting over the...

Lawmakers appeal ruling on legality of impeaching Philly DA

Jan. 26, 2023 18:28 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican state lawmakers on Thursday filed an appeal with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, hoping to preserve elements of their impeachment case against an elected progressive Philadelphia prosecutor. The appeal asks the state's highest court to review last...