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Shapiro declares candidacy for governor, blasts Republicans

Oct. 13, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

Launching his gubernatorial campaign Wednesday, Pennsylvania’s Democratic attorney general sought to tie the crowded Republican field to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn last year’s election. Josh Shapiro, who...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 13, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

Scranton Times-Tribune. Oct. 12, 2021. Editorial: No Nobel for ignoble legislators It usually doesn’t require the award of a Nobel Prize to demonstrate how wrong-headed Pennsylvania state legislators can be in crafting public policy based on their...

Pennsylvania attorney general jumps into '22 governor's race

Oct. 11, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's high-profile attorney general, Josh Shapiro, will formally announce his candidacy for governor on Wednesday, entering the 2022 race months after making his intentions known and effectively clearing the field of potential rivals for the Democratic...

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations rise among vaccinated in PA

Oct. 08, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

The proportion of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations among vaccinated Pennsylvania residents rose sharply last month, reflecting the fact that a higher percentage of the population has now gotten the shot but also likely that protection has waned somewhat, state health officials said...

Prison guard vaccinations increase after governor's mandate

Oct. 08, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The number of vaccinated state prison system employees has nearly doubled in the two months since Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf mandated vaccines or weekly testing to help contain the coronavirus, a policy prison guards unsuccessfully challenged in court. ...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 06, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Oct. 2, 2021. Editorial: Voter information must be protected Republicans are supposed to oppose government overreach. Instead, GOP leadership in Harrisburg is taking overreach to a whole new level with an overly broad subpoena...

Pipeline developer charged over systematic contamination

Oct. 05, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

The corporate developer of a multi-billion-dollar pipeline system that takes natural gas liquids from the Marcellus Shale gas field to an export terminal near Philadelphia was charged criminally on Tuesday after a grand jury concluded that it flouted Pennsylvania environmental laws and fouled...

Pennsylvania AG reschedules pipeline probe announcement

Oct. 04, 2021 22:37 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's attorney general abruptly postponed a news conference Monday at which he was apparently poised to announce criminal charges against the developer of a major pipeline network that transports natural gas liquids across southern Pennsylvania. ...

House OKs bill to make more pandemic data publicly available

Oct. 04, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposal to expand public access to reports about COVID-19 and other diseases passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Monday after Republicans argued it would help people decide how to react to pandemics and other outbreaks. The...

Deadline passes in GOP's election 'investigation' subpoena

Oct. 01, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The deadline passed Friday for Gov. Tom Wolf's administration to comply with a subpoena from a Republican-controlled state Senate committee pursuing what the GOP calls a “forensic investigation” of last year’s presidential election, as a state court sorted...