HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday asked the Legislature to pass a measure expanding background checks on firearms in Pennsylvania and end an exception for private sales of shotguns, sporting rifles and semi-automatic rifles, known as the "gun show" loophole.
Homeland Security, with the blessing of Congress, raised the limit to 129,000 for this year. But it has slowed granting visas to a snail's pace, which makes the higher ceiling meaningless.
The incident at the Center City Starbucks on April 12 painfully exposed the deep-rooted issue of implicit bias that lies at the core of race relations in 2018.
The measure is bound, once again, to stir debate over a Republican push to scale back abortion rights.
On April 17, the Pennsylvania House passed HB-2138, imposing part-time work or training demands on Medicaid recipients. Support for similar legislation looms over food stamps.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A proposal to impeach four Democratic justices on Pennsylvania's Supreme Court over redistricting rulings remains in limbo more than a month after resolutions were introduced by Republicans in the state House.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, is expected to face unified opposition from Democrats at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next week after one still undecided Democrat announced he would vote no.
Pennsylvania's General Assembly members rung up $2.5 million in expenses in 15 months, mostly through "per diem" payments that require no receipts for reimbursement. It's time for that to change.
During six days of hearings in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania House lawmakers presented their ideas for addressing gun violence.
We must do everything we can to prevent reckless hazing incidents from happening again.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Legislation is advancing in Pennsylvania to impose stiffer punishments on a repeat drunk-driving offender who kills someone while driving under the influence.
Without warning, without public input, and even without testimony from fellow House members, the State Government Committee, chaired by State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R., Butler), shut the public out of the process to draw legislative district maps.