While Pennsylvania takes its first steps on police reform, other states are far ahead in making misconduct data and records available to the public.
The maneuvering offers a window into the raw intersection between politics and policy-making in Pennsylvania, and how campaign dollars can drive the legislative agenda.
Lebanon City announced Friday afternoon that its fundraising effort for a Fourth of July fireworks display was a success.
The wearing of cloth face masks has been recommended by public health experts and elected leaders across the country, but in Lebanon County support for this measure has been limited from local politicians.
Nearly half a million dollars in rent and mortgage relief is headed to Lebanon County.
Advocates say action is necessary to close gaps in equality, but a House Republican committee chair said he’ll have “to see where this ranks” with other issues.
These collaboratives will be tasked with implementing best practices for infection control and expanding testing “to include asymptomatic staff and residents,” a critical need.
The pandemic posed a massive challenge for an underfunded public health system, but experts say officials failed to heed best practices when presenting the numbers.
Health experts say the shortcoming is of critical concern because tracing is most needed as reopening begins, when the disease’s spread becomes more complex.
Democrats hailed the move as a long-awaited first step after seeing similar legislation languish. But transparency in officer discipline still lags behind New York and New Jersey.
Hailed as a tool to better protect people from violent police officers, their use and effectiveness have been limited. Gov. Tom Wolf says it’s time to revisit the issue.
Not only was this month’s primary the first to allow anyone to vote by mail, but it happened in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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The Wolf administration was repeatedly warned of dangerously low minimum staffing and weak and inconsistent inspections, all problems that could have made the outbreak worse.
To become a reality, the event will need financial support from the public. It will also be different from the traditional offering.