An investigation found state health officials abandoned their urgency in implementing a faster process, leaving them ill-prepared to accurately report death data when the pandemic arrived.
A bill advancing in the state Senate would set strict criteria for drawing congressional and legislative maps, and make underlying data available for analysis.
Election boards want to start processing mail-in ballots before Election Day, but such a move would require cooperation between the Democratic governor and Republican leaders.
Much of the decision is grounded in precedent that has been widely repudiated, and it also runs counter to similar rulings and the reasoning of the country’s chief justice, John Roberts.
Limiting how many people can gather indoors and outdoors violates “the right of assembly enshrined in the First Amendment,” a judge ruled.
The lobbyist, recently hired by Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, worked for the firm that runs the lawmaker’s political campaigns.
In Pennsylvania, it’s up to individual courts in each county to decide how to interpret the federal order. With debts mounting, renters’ lives are in limbo, and relief is only temporary.
Eight years ago, the state slashed $84 million targeted toward these programs and many services were eliminated. Now, advocates fear they could be on the chopping block again.
The announcement came shortly before a Senate panel was set to consider the same move, prompting the administration’s critics to question the timing.
An hour-long debate culminated in an unsuccessful vote to override the governor’s veto of a resolution that would force him to end the state’s disaster declaration.
Much remains uncertain about how the new eviction ban will work in practice — and whether it will survive legal challenges.
State health officials won’t say why, week after week, some facilities are still missing data.
The bill was championed by Republicans as an effort to ensure a secure election, and decried by Democrats as an attack on ballot access.
Republican lawmakers said they are looking at what options they have to extend another lifeline to tenants.
A review of five years of cases that arose from traffic stops in the south-central region of the state shows that police used underhand tactics to justify holding and searching drivers illegally.