A panel of Commonwealth Court judges said PennDOT's P3 board didn't follow the process laid out for initiating transportation projects, declaring a plan to toll interstate highway bridges invalid. The post Commonwealth Court finds PennDOT’s public-private partnership board bridge tolling plan invalid appeared first on Pennsylvania Capital-Star.
The ruling 'undercuts good-faith efforts to fight climate change and protect clean air but that does not mean we will stop fighting,' acting DEP Secretary Ramez Ziadeh said. The post U.S. Supreme Court curbs federal power to regulate greenhouse gases, in blow to Biden appeared first on Pennsylvania Capital-Star.
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Call your legislator today and let them know that Level Up is a jumpstart for Pa. school districts. The post To help our children reach a successful future, we need to boost Level Up funding | Opinion appeared first on Pennsylvania Capital-Star.
Over the fiery objections of Philadelphia lawmakers, the state House adopted a resolution to investigate Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. The post House adopts resolution to investigate Philly DA Krasner over objections of city lawmakers appeared first on Pennsylvania Capital-Star.
The upper chamber voted 30-20 to send the proposal to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who has already promised to veto the legislation, authored by state Rep. Barbara Gleim, R-Cumberland. The post Pa. Senate approves veto-bound legislation targeting transgender girls, women in school sports appeared first on Pennsylvania Capital-Star.
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'This is the biggest change I have seen in terms how we talk about abortion access and this means we are imagining a new and gender-expansive vision for abortion care,' La’Tasha Mayes said. The post Roe’s reversal has healthcare implications for LGBTQ community appeared first on Pennsylvania Capital-Star.
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Today’s partisans in the MAGA movement are little more than actors in an updated version of a Greek tragedy directed by an unqualified, power hungry, dissembling, narcissistic, demagogic, would-be despot. The post What the GOP and a Greek tragedy have in common | Lloyd E. Sheaffer appeared first on Pennsylvania Capital-Star.
With the budget clock ticking down, lawmakers have a choice to help working Pennsylvanians. The post Who runs Harrisburg? You or the corporate elite? | Opinion appeared first on Pennsylvania Capital-Star.
The legislation would place limits on how internet firms with over 100M monthly users could ask for information The post Federal lawmakers aim to crack down on ‘dark patterns’ that trick users online appeared first on Pennsylvania Capital-Star.
All kids want to do well in school; some just require additional assistance and extra tools to get there. The post Fair funding for Pa. schools also means fair funding for special education | Opinion appeared first on Pennsylvania Capital-Star.
HHS will enforce federal laws to ensure federally approved abortion pills — which must be obtained by prescription — remain available, a top official said. The post U.S. HHS chief vows to protect abortion access, but says much depends on states appeared first on Pennsylvania Capital-Star.
Lawmakers have until midnight on Thursday to pass a spending plan that allocates billions of dollars to fund education, economic growth, community development, and human services. The post The clock is ticking for lawmakers, Wolf to agree on 2022-23 budget. What to know so far appeared first on Pennsylvania Capital-Star.
The college is using more than $1.4M in federal funding to forgive the debts of 1,900 students. The post Community College of Philly pays off students’ unpaid balances for the second year appeared first on Pennsylvania Capital-Star.
The more than $200M agreement eventually will add a 2nd daily Amtrak trip from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg, officials said. The post Pa., Norfolk Southern get a deal to expand W.Pa rail access | Tuesday Morning Coffee appeared first on Pennsylvania Capital-Star.
The bad faith use of the constitutional amendment process reduces the power of voters under the guise of increasing it. The post To engage the ‘will of the voters,’ you also have to empower them | Opinion appeared first on Pennsylvania Capital-Star.
Nineteen states and Washington, D.C., have such laws. Pa. buried its bill in committee. The post States want to make it easier to use red flag laws | Analysis appeared first on Pennsylvania Capital-Star.
Free white women's bodies have it bad in the U.S. History shows that enslaved Black girls' bodies had it worse. The post The U.S. has a long and shameful history of treating women like property | Michael Coard appeared first on Pennsylvania Capital-Star.