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Harm reduction advocates in the city are pushing for a supervised injection site. Photo credit: Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto/Sipa/NewscomThe government's responses to the opioid crisis have usually involved writing more laws, not repealing them. In a welcome break with that pattern, Pennsylvania Gov.
The Trump Administration is opening the door for states to impose work requirements on individuals enrolled in Medicaid, the government health insurance for the poor. The move is unlikely to affect Pennsylvania in the short-term: Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a work-search requirement passed last ...

The Trump Administration says it's offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements for Medicaid recipients, and that's a major policy shift toward low-income people. Trump is shown with Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma. (Evan Vucci/The ...
David N. Taylor, president and Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania Manufacturer's Association, said he hoped the state will develop more fiscal discipline. "We need more fiscal discipline out of state government to get more value out of tax dollars already being collected," Taylor said. "We need to ...
Pennsylvania's state and local government employees are the 16th least productive in the country, according to a new analysis by Key Policy Data. Public workers in the state earned 21 percent more than those working in the private sector, a significantly higher total than the national average, the study ...
State Rep. Jim Marshall, R-14, Big Beaver, who also sits on the nuclear caucus, said coal, nuclear and natural gas all play a vital role in electrical generation in Pennsylvania. Despite that, like Matzie, he said the government can't favor one sector over another. "We recognize the value of nuclear power for ...

Sixteen years after taking control of the Philadelphia school district, the state government has officially decided to return power to the local government by the end of this June. Gov. Tom Wolf announced the move last month after gaining approval from Pennsylvania Secretary of education Pedro A. Rivera.
Non-elected employees: Several departments within state government have faced a slew of allegations over the past five years, right-to-know requests show. Highest among them are the Corrections Department (91 sexual harassment reports), the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (60 reports) and the ...
A man walks down a hall toward the light of the Capitol rotunda, in Harrisburg, PA. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). Stories are surfacing about workplace misconduct and sexual harassment claims within Pennsylvania state government agencies and at the Capitol building in Harrisburg. They include allegations ...
s Right to Know Law being used and not a burden for most government agencies, survey shows ... But Holly Lubart, governmental affairs director of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, said her organization has heard those concerns about the time and effort it takes to respond to Right to Know Law ...
The most recent Gallup poll shows just 46 percent of the population has "general confidence" in their state government, the seventh worst percentage in the country. Pennsylvania lawmakers bought themselves a short-term fiscal fix with the October budget compromise. Even with the recent pension reform, ...
Tom Wolf vowed Thursday to protect Pennsylvanians from what he called "backwards attacks" by the federal government on the state's new medical marijuana program. Wolf's stance came following U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcement that he is doing away with the Obama-era policy that ...
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his office in Harrisburg, PA., Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Pennsylvania state government agencies fielded over 300 reports of alleged sexual harassment over a recent five-year period, according to data released Tuesday.
Berks County Commissioners Chairman Christian Y. Leinbach is pushing for local government entities and businesses in the region to play a part of helping decide how unmanned aircraft systems, known as UAS, will be used and overseen across the country. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L.
Records now show all three branches of Pennsylvania state government have settled sexual misconduct allegations since 2010, claims that included unwelcome touching, kissing and lascivious comments. The running total of disclosed payments to settle claims and investigate complaints over the past ...
Despite past efforts by some lawmakers, the state of Pennsylvania does not have a ban on gifts that legislators can receive. In late 2014 and early 2015, five current and former members of the state's General Assembly were charged with bribery and other charges in connection with their acceptance of cash ...
Former State Sen. Rob Teplitz is a bit of a case study in stuff wrong with Pennsylvania. In 2012, the Democratic lawyer won a Dauphin County seat long held by a Republican. He won in large part due to the partisan practice of gerrymandering legislative district maps. In 2012, maps were so bad (and so ...

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his office in Harrisburg, PA., Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Pennsylvania state government agencies fielded over 300 reports of alleged sexual harassment over a recent five-year period, according to data released Tuesday.
While House and Senate leaders continue to play hyper-partisan political games that are crippling our commonwealth and furthering the political divide, I and others are fighting back. We're working to counter their incompetence and return Pennsylvania back to the people with our Plan for PA. Whether you ...
Leveraging their unique advantage, government union PACs have become the dominant special interest in Pennsylvania and the largest single contributor of campaign money. The 14 largest government union political PACs spent more than $35 million on political campaigns in the past decade.
Wolf gets it on standardized testing," said McCracken, who heads the Pennsylvania State education Association. "He's heard and understands what teachers, parents and students have been saying for a long time -- that PSSA testing schedule should be pushed later into the academic year, to allow for ...
The Pennsylvania Legislature moved a step closer to preventing governments from deducting political donations from unionized workers' paychecks ... Under current law, government employees can request their employer deduct from their paychecks regular union dues or an equal amount if they opt to not ...
In recent months, men in media, government, Hollywood and elsewhere have been rightly removed from their positions of power due to sexually inappropriate and, in some cases, ... Under my leadership, Pennsylvania became the first state to take on the It's On Us challenge to stop campus sexual violence.
"Harrisburg's tax-and-spend forces still have too much sway over Pennsylvania's government, but I am encouraged that conservative voices such as mine are having increasing influence," said Ryan, a Cornwall Borough resident in the news release. "I particularly value the partnership of my Lebanon ...
Congressional redistricting occurs every 10 years following the U.S. Census. When the current map was drawn, Republicans controlled all three branches of Pennsylvania government. The map, though, did garner significant support from Democrats, especially in areas where lines were drawn seemingly to ...
The integrity of Pennsylvania's election system along with Governor Tom Wolf's carefully cultivated image of government transparency have ...
The salaries of Pennsylvania state lawmakers, judges and top executive branch officials, including Gov. Tom Wolf, will rise in 2018.
Also certain is that it will be held not in Pennsylvania but in New York, as it ... one that meets every skeptic view of a corrupt government at play.
The Pennsylvania House's vast Republican majority talks a good game about reducing the size, scope and cost of state government. But when ...
(This is the third in a series of five weekly columns, each focused on one area that, if reformed, would make state politics and government better ...
With these disappointing numbers in mind, it is crucial Pennsylvania's elected officials - whether serving in the state government or ...
Pennsylvania lost round one in the legal battle against a medical ... The state government wants to obtain the money to help to help close its ...
A federal judge is temporarily blocking an effort by Pennsylvania's cash-strapped state government to shut down a state-created medical ...
A federal judge is temporarily blocking an effort by Pennsylvania's cash-strapped state government to shut down a state-created medical ...
A federal judge is temporarily blocking an effort by Pennsylvania's cash-strapped state government to shut down a state-created medical ...
Former Pa. ... Since leaving government, Mr. Ridge has headed Ridge Global, a firm that advises on cybersecurity, international security and ...
Pennsylvania lawmakers in 1996 passed legislation to deregulate the ... The federal government and Pennsylvania lawmakers should not ...
Latkanich is one of more than 4,000 Pennsylvania residents who have filed complaints with DEP, wondering if gas drilling impacted their water.
According to the court papers, Mr. Moore, who is cooperating with the government, told law enforcement officials that he attended a meeting in ...
Pennsylvania government is attempting to sucker more and more people into gambling by making it possible to buy Lottery tickets via the ...
The lawsuits are headed up by predictable players. Pennsylvania and California headline separate complaints, with Delaware, Maryland, New ...
This is the second of five planned weekly columns, each dealing with one area that, if reformed, would make state government and politics ...
A Pennsylvania government audit says bonuses paid out by organizers of last year's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia didn't ...
HARRISBURG -- A state-created medical malpractice insurer of last resort is asking a federal judge to block the Pennsylvania government's ...
For that reason, many purchasers will experience none of the huge rate increases that have been widely reported -- while the government will ...
And the most recent public polling of Trump in Pennsylvania, ... activist Laura Ellsworth, big on bringing competency to government; and ...
Cash-poor Pennsylvania gets $1.8B loan to pay bills on time ... (AP) The cash-strapped Pennsylvania state government is getting another loan ...
In Tuesday's election, women swept Pennsylvania's statewide judicial races, ... Courts, they remain distinct minorities elsewhere in government.
While the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States is still more than eight years away, the federal government and the ...
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