Latest Pennsylvania state government News

Rivals of Trump-backed US Senate candidate amass millions

Oct. 15, 2021 22:13 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An endorsement by former President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race isn’t backing down rival Republicans, with one putting up millions for her campaign and another getting a seven-figure pledge from a donor. ...

Artist sues newly freed Bill Cosby over 1990 hotel encounter

Oct. 14, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A prominent Bill Cosby accuser filed suit Thursday against the actor over a 1990 hotel room encounter in Atlantic City, New Jersey, before the state's two-year window to file older sexual assault claims expires. Los Angeles artist Lili Bernard told...

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 state-owned university enrollment drops

Oct. 11, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Total enrollment at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities has declined to the lowest level in decades, according to data released Monday. The State System of Higher Education figures indicate loss of another 5,000-plus students this fall,...

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...

Democratic Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro will enter the 2022 governor race

Oct. 11, 2021 14:18 PM EDT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro will enter the 2022 governor race.

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. ...

The Latest: Pennsylvania virus cases rise among vaccinated

Oct. 08, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The proportion of coronavirus infections and hospitalizations among vaccinated Pennsylvania residents has risen sharply in the past month, although the shot remains broadly protective. That’s according to new statewide health data. The latest...

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...