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Bill Introduced in State House Would Kill Philly’s Soda Tax

A state representative from suburban Pittsburgh introduced a bill on Monday that would prohibit Pennsylvania municipalities from taxing food and beverages. The measure, sponsored by […]

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Pa. House Passes Last-Minute Bill That Would Drastically Change Medicaid

The Pennsylvania House passed legislation Tuesday that would enact drastic changes to the state’s Medicaid program. The House approved the bill in a 102-91 vote, less than 24 […]

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Here Are the Pa. Republicans Who Voted No on Repealing Obamacare

As you likely (hopefully) know by now, Republicans are trying yet again to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Yesterday, the House narrowly passed a health […]


Pa. House Passes Resolution to Boost Number of Women on Boards

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives recently passed a resolution that pushes all Pennsylvania public and private companies as well as nonprofits to have a minimum […]

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Democratic Write-in Candidate Emilio Vazquez Wins Special Election

Democratic write-in candidate Emilio Vazquez has won Tuesday’s special election to fill a seat in the state House of Representatives, according to unofficial numbers released today. 

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Republicans Push to Challenge Write-In Win in 197th

A special election to fill a seat in the state House of Representatives on Tuesday took a surprising turn: voters in the 197th District in […]

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Pa. House Bill Would Push Philly to Expand Charter Schools

A bill in the Pennsylvania House would require the School District of Philadelphia to open at least 3,000 charter school seats a year. 

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Report: Pennsylvania Likely to Lose Congressional Seat in 2020

A new report predicts that Pennsylvania could lose at least one congressional seat in 2020. 

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Local Democrats Join Unprecedented House Sit-in For Gun Control

In a nod to decades-old, traditional-style protesting, several local Democrats were among more than 200 total to participate in a sit-in on the floor of the U.S. […]

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Pennsylvania House Passes Cyber Bullying Legislation

This afternoon, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed legislation that would make cyber-bullying a crime in the Commonwealth. More from a press release I received from one […]