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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 25, 2023 13:01 PM EST

LNP/LancasterOnline. January 18, 2023. Editorial: The Shapiro transition team failed the transparency test. Let’s hope the Shapiro administration does better. We congratulate Gov. Shapiro on his inauguration as Pennsylvania’s 48th governor. We hope that with Lt....

Pennsylvania passes 'forever chemicals' drinking water limit

Jan. 25, 2023 10:59 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania has enacted a statewide drinking water limit on two forms of highly toxic chemicals, nicknamed “forever chemicals.” The rule, published earlier this month in the official register of state government agency actions, sets a limit of 14 parts...

Shapiro keeps gift ban for employees stricter than law

Jan. 20, 2023 18:12 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Josh Shapiro said Friday that he will keep in place a ban on executive-branch employees receiving gifts of influence that is stricter than state law, but relax some provisions under his predecessor. Under Shapiro's new executive order, the roughly 80,000...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 18, 2023 12:32 PM EST

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. January 10, 2023. Editorial: Don’t let bipartisan experiment in Pa. House unravel An experiment in bipartisan government in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is less than a week old, and cracks are beginning to appear. If the...

Shapiro takes oath of office as Pennsylvania's new governor

Jan. 17, 2023 21:16 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Josh Shapiro took the oath of office Tuesday to become the 48th governor of Pennsylvania, placing his hand on a stack of three Jewish Bibles at an inaugural ceremony outside the state Capitol to cap his blowout win in November’s election. Shapiro,...

Pennsylvania governor tops state record of pardons granted

Jan. 12, 2023 17:12 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has issued more than twice the amount of pardons granted by any of his predecessors, with at least a quarter of them targeting non-violent marijuana offenses, his administration announced Thursday. Wolf, a Democrat, signed his...

Constitutional amendments pose test to incoming Pa. governor

Jan. 11, 2023 16:11 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans who control Pennsylvania's Senate on Wednesday kicked off the new legislative session by pushing through a trio of proposed constitutional amendments that sparked a partisan fight and poses a challenge to the incoming Democratic governor, Josh Shapiro. ...

New Pa. speaker puts sexual abuse lawsuit window atop agenda

Jan. 06, 2023 16:03 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's new state House speaker declared Friday that no other legislation will be taken up by his chamber until it approves a constitutional amendment granting child sexual abuse victims the power to file what would otherwise be outdated claims. House...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 04, 2023 15:56 PM EST

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. December 28, 2022. Editorial: Did Tom Wolf understand politics? Gov. Tom Wolf is about to close out his two-term tenure. It’s been quite a ride. Over the years, we have not been shy about laying criticism at the governor’s...

Police: 5 guns recovered after police chief killed, 2 hurt

Jan. 03, 2023 17:29 PM EST

BRACKENRIDGE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say five guns were recovered from a man shot and killed by police after a chase and gunfire that killed a western Pennsylvania police chief and wounded two other officers. The police chief and another officer were shot blocks apart Monday in...