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Court throws Pennsylvania's mail-in voting law into doubt

Jan. 28, 2022 20:00 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A court declared Friday that Pennsylvania's expansive 2-year-old mail-in voting law violates the state constitution, agreeing with challenges by Republicans who soured on the practice after former President Donald Trump began baselessly attacked it as rife with fraud in his...

Key Pa. Dems to miss Biden visit, cite scheduling conflicts

Jan. 27, 2022 19:49 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Joe Biden will appear in Pittsburgh on Friday as an opening step in a broader campaign to promote the White House's achievements in key states before the midterm elections. But two of the three leading Democrats on Pennsylvania's statewide ballot...

Cox defends funds for security building at private residence

Jan. 27, 2022 18:44 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox is defending the use of $260,000 in state funds for the construction of a building for security personnel at his house in a rural town south of the state capital. After lawmakers last year approved the funds without publicly discussing...

Judge begins review to pick new congressional district maps

Jan. 27, 2022 12:09 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday launched a review of competing proposals to redraw the boundaries of the state's congressional districts, the morning after Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a plan sent to him by Republican lawmakers. Commonwealth Court Judge...

Governor signs fast-tracked $225M for health care workers

Jan. 26, 2022 18:28 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two months after the omicron variant of the coronavirus slammed hospitals with unvaccinated patients, Gov. Tom Wolf signed fast-tracked legislation Wednesday to help keep burned-out health care workers on board during a staffing crisis. The House unanimously...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 26, 2022 17:24 PM EST

Philadelphia Inquirer. January 18, 2022. Editorial: State lawmakers must seize on an opportunity to upgrade public transit in Pa. In Pennsylvania, the conversation around public transit often involves an awful lot of “remember when.” Remember when...

Lawmakers look to head off all-electric building codes

Jan. 26, 2022 16:04 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Legislature signaled again Wednesday that it wants to stop municipalities in the nation’s No. 2 natural gas state from adopting building codes that prohibit gas hookups, as some states, cities and counties consider all-electric...

Pennsylvania court has a dozen congressional maps to review

Jan. 26, 2022 14:15 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A statewide court has at least a dozen different proposed maps of Pennsylvania's congressional district boundaries to consider when hearings begin Thursday, now that Gov. Tom Wolf and lawmakers appear hopelessly deadlocked. The state court system put the...

Pennsylvania fast-tracks $225M in pandemic aid to hospitals

Jan. 25, 2022 21:11 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state Senate fast-tracked legislation Tuesday to spend $225 million to help hospitals struggling to keep staff on board as the omicron variant of the coronavirus has packed hospitals with unvaccinated patients. The bill has backing from Gov....

Lawmakers OK veto-bound bill aimed at killing local gun laws

Jan. 25, 2022 19:32 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state Senate on Tuesday approved veto-destined legislation to help gun owners and gun-rights organizations collect damages in court from cities that passed firearms restrictions that were found to violate state law. Despite the veto threat by...