Latest Pennsylvania state government News

Voters to weigh in on government pandemic power struggle

Apr. 13, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A pandemic power struggle that has raged for a year between Pennsylvania's Democratic governor and its Republican-led Legislature will land on voters' laps next month in the form of two proposed constitutional amendments that could limit the length of disaster...

Pennsylvania: All adults eligible for vaccine on Tuesday

Apr. 12, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

Pennsylvania will expand eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to all adults beginning Tuesday, nearly a week ahead of schedule, as supply begins to catch up with demand and state officials try to keep pace with a mutating virus. Vaccine providers told the Health...

Pennsylvania pension system says it got grand jury subpoena

Apr. 08, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s largest public pension system gave a little more detail Thursday about a federal probe, saying the agency received a subpoena, although it stayed silent about subpoenas said to have been received by top management officials. ...

Court flips on signature rules for Pa. nominating petitions

Apr. 08, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Voters who sign a Pennsylvania political candidate's nominating petition have to list the address where they are registered to vote or it does not count, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The decision overturns a 5-year-old precedent because...

Pennsylvania promises quicker, easier jobless claims system

Apr. 08, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — After a year of frustration over long waits for checks, jammed phone lines and confusing online filing procedures, Pennsylvania's Department of Labor and Industry is promising a much quicker and easier unemployment compensation claims filing system in two months. ...

Construction firm accused of stealing $20M from workers

Apr. 08, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A major Pennsylvania construction contractor was charged Thursday with stealing tens of millions of dollars from its own workers by systematically violating state and federal prevailing wage laws on taxpayer-funded public infrastructure projects. ...

Wolf: Vaccine 'winning' against virus despite state surge

Apr. 07, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

Pennsylvania is “winning” the race to contain a recent spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations thanks to its accelerating vaccine rollout, the governor said Wednesday, as state officials sought to address what they view as the pandemic’s next big challenge — persuading stragglers...

State House advances 2-year child sex abuse lawsuit window

Apr. 07, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House approved a bill Wednesday to establish a two-year window for civil claims over childhood sexual abuse, part of a belt-and-suspenders approach that also includes a potential constitutional amendment. The proposal was sent to...

Pennsylvania pension system officials disclose federal probe

Apr. 07, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Officials atop Pennsylvania’s largest public pension system have received subpoenas from federal investigators, although the $64 billion Public School Employees’ Retirement System has yet to publicly discuss the nature or scope of the newly disclosed inquiry. ...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 07, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. April 5, 2021. Editorial: Philly may have just revolutionized evictions In the aftermath of 2008, Philadelphia emerged as a model of mortgage foreclosure prevention. Now it is leading the way on eviction prevention. ...