A proposed constitutional amendment was derailed by “human error” within Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration, leading lawmakers to pursue the rarely used, emergency tactic.
Despite a statewide shutdown and remote voting, Pennsylvania state lawmakers — led by House Democrats — banked hundreds of thousands of dollars in flat-rate payments for meals and lodging.
Both Republican and Democratic groups are seeking to exploit the growing void in local news through outlets that fail basic journalistic standards, according to a report by NewsGuard.
They collected $726,877 from taxpayers in per diem payments, in addition to being among the highest paid in the country. House Democrats received the most.
Republican opposition to minimum wage increases has long focused on what raising overhead might force businesses to do to offset those higher payroll costs
While the audit’s results indicate a high degree of confidence in the outcome, they cannot answer some of the finer questions about how the election was run.
Race and ethnicity data is key to informing vaccine outreach efforts to communities disproportionately affected by the virus, local health officials told Spotlight PA.
Commissioners, led by Republicans, raised taxes amid a pandemic and for the first time since 2010, despite the county having received more than $37 million in gas impact fees.
The aid is targeted at businesses with fewer than 300 employees that have lost at least 25% of their sales as a result of the pandemic.
Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman named Frances Regan, the wife of Sen. Mike Regan, to serve a two-year term on the board, which comes with a $145,000 annual salary.
Thousands of apparent victims of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance fraud have received unexpected tax documents reporting income to the IRS they never took.
In addition, travelers to the state no longer have to quarantine for 14 days or provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test.
In less than four months, the top staffer in Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration has been nominated to serve on 28 different state-appointed boards.
Former Health Secretary Rachel Levine’s explanation for the issues did not match previous reporting by Spotlight PA.
As part of Spotlight PA’s extensive coverage, the outlet is taking a hard look at how Pennsylvania elected officials have used their power in the past to manipulate their districts for political gain.