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Mail ballot fight persists in key states, sure to slow count

September 23, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Processed mail-in ballots are seen at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa., prior to the primary election, May 28, 2020. State laws in the crucial battleground states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin force most mail-in ballots to be processed and counted after Election Day, sometimes stretching the process by…

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Brown offers support of Pa. Marijuana Pardon Project

September 16, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: The House Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing hosted by Rep. Amen Brown titled “Cannabis & Social Justice: The Impacts of Criminalization” on March 1. (Photo/pahouse.com) State Rep. Amen Brown (D-190th Dist.) said he applauds Gov. Tom Wolf’s new Marijuana Pardon Project. Under this project, people with minor non-violent marijuana convictions can apply…

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Shapiro breaks with Dems on COVID policies in Pa. gov race

September 9, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: President Joe Biden greets Pennsylvania candidate for governor, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, left, and Terese Casey, wife of Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., as he arrives at Wilkes-Barre Scranton International airport, Aug. 30, 2022, in Avoca, Pa. In Pennsylvania, Democratic candidate for governor, Shapiro, argues that his focus on public safety, education, the…

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Gov. Wolf: $2,000 direct payments to Pennsylvanians ‘will make a life-changing difference for families in communities across the commonwealth’

September 9, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Gov. Tom Wolf  (Photo/pa.gov) Gov. Tom Wolf was joined by State Rep. Sara Innamorato and local officials at Roots of Faith ministries in Sharpsburg recently to continue calling on Pennsylvania’s Republican-led General Assembly to finally take action and support Pennsylvanians by passing legislation for the $500 million PA Opportunity Program, which would send…

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Gov. Wolf: Student loan forgiveness will not be taxed in Pennsylvania

September 1, 2022

Harrisburg, PA – Gov. Tom Wolf reminded Pennsylvanians this week that student loan borrowers who will receive up to $20,000 in relief under President Joe Biden’s Student Debt Relief Plan will not be taxed on that relief. This follows the governor’s action late last year on the student loan debt relief Pennsylvanians received from the…

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Oz’s Senate bid could be a Muslim first but is ‘complicated’

September 1, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mehmet Oz holds a rally in the Tunkhanock Triton Hose Co fire station in Tunkhanock, Pa., on Thursday, August 18, 2022. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images) By Marc Levy ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. — If Dr. Mehmet Oz is elected to the U.S. Senate this fall, he’ll…

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As Pennsylvania goes…

August 26, 2022

With the 2022 midterm elections coming up, last weekend’s Netroots Nation conference in Pittsburgh was a strategy session. ABOVE PHOTO: 1Hood Power CEO Jasiri X speaks at Netroots Nation on August 20, 2022. (Photos courtesy Netroots Nation)  By Denise Clay-Murray When the 2020 presidential election was called in favor of Democratic candidate Joe Biden, the call…

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Pennsylvania releases new app connecting students and families experiencing homelessness with resources

August 19, 2022

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has announced the creation of Finding Your Way in PA, a Pennsylvania-based mobile and desktop app developed by the Center for Schools and Communities to help connect students and families experiencing homelessness with local services and resources. “It is critically important that we remove the barriers faced by students…

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Wolf Administration: Hunger-Free Campus Initiative helps college students access free nutritious food options

August 19, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Pa. First Lady Frances Wolf (Photo/governor.pa.gov) First Lady Frances Wolf and Acting Secretary of Education Eric Hagarty joined students, faculty, and vested partners at Millersville University recently to announce the Hunger-Free Campus Initiative to help students at risk of hunger to access free, healthy food on college campuses across Pennsylvania. “Hunger is a…

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Kids-for-cash judges ordered to pay more than $200M

August 19, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Tuesday, Sept., 15, 2009, file photo, former Luzerne County Court Judges Michael Conahan, front left, and Mark Ciavarella, front right, leave the United States District Courthouse in Scranton, Pa. The two Pennsylvania judges who orchestrated a scheme to send children to for-profit jails in exchange for kickbacks were ordered to pay…

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