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Governments can erase your medical debt for pennies on the dollar — and some are

Earlier this month, Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro, unveiled a budget proposal that would set aside $4 million to purchase and pay off the debt of Pennsylvanians with low incomes. A disproportionate number of the 1 million state residents who owe money to health care providers live in rural areas, according to Shapiro.

‘The need is great’ for money to pay public defenders, Shapiro says after proposing $10M increase

A year after taking the first steps to end Pennsylvania’s “shameful distinction” as one of only two states that did not pay for public defenders, Gov. Josh Shapiro and state lawmakers said Monday they would negotiate to make more money available for indigent defense.

Special election to replace Adams in northeast Pa. House seat set for primary election day

Peter Hall, Pennsylvania Capital-StarFebruary 12, 2024 A special election to fill former state Rep. Joe Adams’ 139th District seat will coincide with the primary election on April 23, House Speaker Joanna McClinton (D-Philadelphia) announced Monday. Adams (R-Wayne/Pike), who was serving his first term in the state House, announced his retirement on Friday. Adams had previously said …

This Pa. activist is the source of false and flawed election claims gaining traction across the country

Honey has been among the most effective advocates for right-wing election talking points. Time after time, her research has fed into viral allegations about election integrity, fueling conservative pressure campaigns, forcing fact-checkers and public officials to attempt to piece together a more accurate picture, and undermining confidence in long-trusted election practices. Often, her conclusions are misleading or based on incomplete information.

Rep. Joe Adams resigns, prompting the need for (yet another) special election in the Pa. House

State Rep. Joe Adams (R-Wayne) said Friday he is resigning from his seat in the 139th district, after announcing in January he would not seek reelection. Adams’ resignation appeared to be effective immediately; his website has already been wiped of content with a “vacant” banner on the home page and he no longer appears on the Pa. House GOP member page.

Democrats Fetterman and Frost say choice between Trump and Biden on guns is clear

On a call with reporters ahead of former President Donald Trump’s speech to a National Rifle Association gathering in Harrisburg, U.S. Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) and U.S. Rep. Maxwell Frost (D-Fla.) said the choice between President Joe Biden and Trump is clear when it comes to guns.