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Wolf adds to mounting veto tally, kills permitless-gun bill

Dec. 02, 2021 19:58 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf followed through on his veto threat Thursday, rejecting Republican-penned legislation to allow people to carry a firearm openly or concealed, without a permit, adding to his total for Pennsylvania's chief executive with the most vetoes in more than four...

Prosecutor accused of sexual assault loses pay under new law

Dec. 01, 2021 10:44 AM EST

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A prosecutor accused of sexual assault lost his public salary and benefits by a vote of Somerset County's salary board. Somerset County District Attorney Jeffrey Lynn Thomas will no longer collect his $185,000 salary, which for now goes to acting...

Mask mandate for K-12 schools remains for now, justices rule

Nov. 30, 2021 14:13 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An order requiring masks inside Pennsylvania's K-12 schools and child care facilities will remain in place while the state Supreme Court considers the governor's appeal of a lawsuit that overturned the mandate, the high court ruled Tuesday. The...

Wolf signals readiness for congressional district map talks

Nov. 24, 2021 17:22 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday released the priorities for drawing Pennsylvania's new congressional districts given to him by the panel he picked, signaling that he is ready to start discussions with Republicans who control the Legislature. In...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 24, 2021 09:01 AM EST

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Nov. 22, 2021. Editorial: With guns, safety always must come first Pennsylvania is one of 14 states that do not, on a statewide basis, require a permit to carry a firearm openly, but do require a permit to carry a concealed...

Questions remain about GOP's election 'investigation'

Nov. 23, 2021 19:14 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Many questions remain unanswered Tuesday as to what Republicans in Pennsylvania's Senate can accomplish from what they call a “forensic investigation" into last year's presidential election now that they have hired a contractor that has not pointed to any experience...

Top 2 Pennsylvania school pension system execs out of jobs

Nov. 22, 2021 14:30 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The top two executives at Pennsylvania’s largest public pension system will leave their jobs under resolutions approved by the system's board Thursday, amid two federal investigations into the agency and calls by board members for their resignations over lackluster...

Scranton teachers reach tentative deal, ending strike

Nov. 19, 2021 19:49 PM EST

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Teachers reached a tentative contract agreement Friday with the Scranton School District, ending a 12-day strike. Students will return to class on Monday for the first time since Nov. 2 after union and district negotiators agreed on the terms of a...

State officials, lawmakers and judges get big 2022 pay raise

Nov. 17, 2021 17:13 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Inflation is driving up consumer prices and will drive a big salary increase for Pennsylvania state lawmakers, judges and top executive branch officials in 2022. For many of these positions, it's the biggest increase in three decades. Salaries...

House passes bill to allow permitless concealed gun carry

Nov. 16, 2021 21:37 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A bill to allow people to carry concealed weapons without a permit was passed by a divided Pennsylvania House on Tuesday, but faces a veto threat from the governor. The parties were split in the vote, as occurred in the state Senate last week,...