The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will consider whether life in prison without parole is an unconstitutionally cruel sentence in the case of an Allegheny County man whose accomplice in a robbery shot and killed a man.
Pennsylvania’s teachers’ union is voicing concerns that the state’s public school voucher program will negatively affect public education in lower-income families and communities.
Given the state of housing affordability in the U.S., here’s what to know about ongoing construction shortages, high interest rates, where housing prices are climbing, and what policymakers could do about it.
As part of his budget pitch this year, Gov. Josh Shapiro says he wants to regulate and tax skill games to raise tens of millions of dollars in revenue.
In making this proposal, the Democrat wades into a years-old battle for dominance of the gambling industry, which last year contributed $2.3 billion in tax revenue to the commonwealth’s coffers.
Nearly a year after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Delaware improperly kept millions of dollars unclaimed by Pennsylvania residents, the neighboring states and 29 others are still working out how much is owed and by whom.
Four airports in Pennsylvania will receive funding: Philadelphia International Airport will receive $20.4 million to partially fund HVAC, electrical efficiency improvements to its terminal building. And as the Capital-Star reported Wednesday, Harrisburg International Airport will receive $7.5 million; Pittsburgh International Airport will receive $5.3 million; and Lancaster Airport will receive $2.7 million under the program.
Gov. Josh Shapiro’s administration announced Thursday that it is increasing the amount of paid parental leave for employees of the commonwealth, from six weeks to eight, and expanding the State Employee Assistance Program to provide additional benefits.
The deadline to file for Pennsylvania’s April 23 primary has passed, giving a look at which candidates will be on the ballot seeking their party’s nomination for president, U.S. Senator and three statewide row offices. Here’s who has filed the required nomination petitions for those statewide contests.
Now that the deadline to file nominating petitions has passed, we have a look at who is running for Pennsylvania’s 17 U.S. House Districts in the April 23 primary.
A recent settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Pennsylvania court system offers new protections to people who county courts allegedly barred from taking medications for opioid use disorder.