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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 30, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. June 28, 2022. Editorial: Nursing home crisis demands state action Three-quarters of homes in Pennsylvania at-risk of closing Owing to staff shortages, 75% of nursing homes in Pennsylvania are at-risk of closing — and half are...

Bills limiting LGBTQ instruction, trans athletes pass Senate

Jun. 29, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's GOP-controlled Senate approved legislation Wednesday that Republicans say will restrict sexually explicit content and classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in public schools, mirroring partisan fights playing out in statehouses...

House sets up committee to consider Philly DA's impeachment

Jun. 29, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers began a process Wednesday to study Philadelphia's growing gun violence plague, establishing a panel that could eventually recommend impeachment of the city's elected Democratic district attorney. The divided House of Representatives...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 29, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Talks yield no Pennsylvania budget deal, with 3 days left

Jun. 28, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state House of Representatives and Senate returned to the Capitol on Tuesday, as leaders of the Republican-controlled chambers worked to get an agreement on a roughly $42 billion budget plan with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf before the state loses some of its...

Fight over 2020 election records lands in Pennsylvania court

Jun. 28, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A county judge in Williamsport has to decide whether to force officials to provide voter-by-voter electronic election records after the state Office of Open Records ruled Pennsylvania law makes them confidential. Heather Honey, who heads the Lebanon,...

With accounts flush, budget talks come down to schools aid

Jun. 24, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With a week to go until the state's budget deadline, Gov. Tom Wolf and leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature are working through their remaining differences as they try to produce an agreement on a roughly $42 billion budget plan that they say will marshal...

Bills on poll watchers, earlier presidential primary advance

Jun. 22, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Proposals to hold Pennsylvania's presidential primaries in March rather than April and to permit poll watchers to operate outside the counties where they live were advanced Wednesday by a divided House State Government Committee. Both bills had already passed...

GOP lawmakers block assault-style gun ban for those under 21

Jun. 21, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State House Republicans blocked a proposal to prevent those ages 18 to 21 from possessing assault-style rifles on Tuesday by completely changing the bill into a constitutional amendment to allow anyone to carry concealed guns. It was the second week in a row...

States offer tax breaks, funds for chance to host World Cup

Jun. 15, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. cities and states have lined up with tax breaks and millions of dollars in both public and private investments for a chance at hosting 2026 FIFA World Cup games, set to be announced Thursday. The prize is a share of what FIFA expects to be more than...