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By Staff On Friday, May 24th, 2019

Sunday is ‘Fish for Free Day’ in Pennsylvania

During the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, when many families and friends will already be gathered together, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will be offering the first of two Fish-for-Free Days. On More...

By Staff On Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Gov. Wolf vows to veto any effort to ban abortion in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf renewed his vow on Thursday to veto any legislation that infringes on the rights of women to make their own healthcare choices, including abortion. The affirmation comes in the wake More...

By Staff On Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Gov. Wolf urges legislature to advance LGBTQ civil rights, hate crime protections

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf As legislative sponsors rally support for long-overdue civil rights and hate crime protections for LGBTQ Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf on Monday said that neighboring states have already taken More...

By Staff On Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Pennsylvania stops suspending driver’s licenses for drug offenses

Act 95 of 2018, signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf in October 2018, went into effect Monday to eliminate driver’s license suspensions for non-driving infractions in Pennsylvania. The law amends Title 75 of More...

By Staff On Monday, April 15th, 2019

OPINION: League of Women Voters Supports Hand-Marked Paper Ballots

The PA Department of State has mandated that all counties in PA replace older voting machines by 2020 with new machines with auditable paper records. The Danaher voting machines which Bucks County has used for the More...

By Staff On Saturday, March 9th, 2019
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Report: 1.75 million Pennsylvania workers make $15 or less per hour

Nearly half of Pennsylvania hourly-wage workers – more than 1.75 million Pennsylvanians – make less than $15 per hour, even as cost of living continues to increase, according to a new report. Gov. Tom Wolf More...

By Charlie Sahner On Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Pennsylvania, Florida hardest hit by opioid crisis

Pennsylvania and Florida Are the two states hardest hit by the opioid epidemic, according to a study published Friday by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The two states, along with the District More...

By Staff On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

State Health Department urges Pennsylvanians to get immunized

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Monday urged citizens to protect themselves by getting immunized against serious illnesses, such as measles, hepatitis and whooping cough. “It is essential that not only More...

By Staff On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Pennsylvania moves forward on reviving industrial hemp production

(Photo: National Hemp Association) Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding on Tuesday announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) has submitted its state plan for industrial hemp to the United More...

By Staff On Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Gov. Wolf establishes first statewide goal to reduce carbon pollution in Pennsylvania

Gov. Tom Wolf signs new executive order Gov. Tom Wolf announced Tuesday that he has signed a new executive order establishing the first statewide goal to reduce carbon pollution in Pennsylvania, which is contributing More...