Pennsylvania has more than $1 billion in rental aid available to people who have fallen behind because of the pandemic.
Nearly 64% of Pennsylvania adults are fully vaccinated, a small increase compared to July and a worrying plateau as the delta variant surges across the country.
Pennsylvania approved opioid use disorder as a condition that qualifies a person for medical marijuana in 2018, but experts are still conflicted about its use as an addiction treatment.
Per diems allow legislators to collect flat-rate payments intended for food and lodging without turning over any receipts. They were front and center in the charges against Margo Davidson.
The change impacts people who need addiction treatment and use medical marijuana for a substance use or mental health disorder.
Advocates hope the ruling will prompt other counties to issue similar orders, guaranteeing that tenants won’t lose their homes while waiting for help.
Many emergency requests were straightforward, some led to scrutiny from Republican lawmakers, and others were downright curious.
As local governments and nonprofits race to distribute $870 million in federal funding for rent and utility relief, just 17% of that money has reached desperate tenants.
Thousands of Pennsylvanians may soon risk losing their homes as counties across the state remain backlogged with applications for rental assistance.
Philadelphia’s district attorney wants the state’s highest court to alter the instructions jurors hear before rendering verdicts in cases where police use deadly force.
In House and Senate hearings this week state lawmakers pushed for more oversight as health officials doubled down on its needs to secure emergency contracts for contact tracing and COVID-19 tests.
A spokesperson for Charlie Gerow said he was the driver and is now “cooperating fully with the investigation and will continue to do so.”
Prosecutors said Democrat Margo Davidson allegedly requested overnight reimbursements for time she did not actually spend in Harrisburg.
Wolf had said changes to the state’s voter ID rules were a nonstarter. But he shifted that position this week after vetoing the Republican-passed bill.
The state currently requires nursing homes to provide residents with 2.7 hours of direct care each day, despite the minimum federal recommendation being much higher.