The state Health Department is once again citing a decades-old law that it has used numerous times to prevent greater public scrutiny of its coronavirus pandemic response.
Spotlight PA is seeking current and former employees of the state Department of Labor and Industry about their experiences during the pandemic.
The expiration of state benefits for many and the new federal stimulus law is creating fresh confusion and potential gaps in benefits for people who have been desperate for help for the past year.
Two proposals that will be before voters this May have drawn the ire of Republican leaders in the state House and Senate, who called language written by the Wolf administration “prejudicial.”
Enrollment in the program rose by more than 388,000 people, or 13.7%, including in counties that, historically, have been wealthier than some of their counterparts.
A Wolf administration blunder derailed a traditional constitutional amendment to provide legal relief for survivors of child sex abuse, leading lawmakers to pursue the emergency option.
U.S. House and Senate Republicans also want more information on the state’s overall response to nursing homes, citing several Spotlight PA reports.
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.