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News & Brews July 6, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! PA was 4th worst in nation in LTCF deaths during fall COVID surge A damning new investigative report from Broad + Liberty's Todd Shepherd shows that during the second…

News & Brews July 2, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Dept. of Health continues to assume blind trust After a massive data breach by the state Dept. of Health's contact tracing vendor—which had been awarded a no-bid contract—the department…

News & Brews July 1, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Wolf vetoes election reform Yesterday, Gov. Wolf vetoed HB1300, the comprehensive election reform package that would have implemented measures including early in-person voting, pre-canvassing of ballots, and improved voter…

News & Brews June 30, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Tensions flare over election audit funding in new state budget It seems some disagreement is brewing over what's actually in the budget passed by the General Assembly last week…

News & Brews June 29, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Budget trade: School aid for overtime rule The AP reports, "A key trade that sealed a budget deal between Gov. Tom Wolf and Republicans who control the Legislature was…

News & Brews June 28, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Happy Monday: We have a budget On Friday, lawmakers passed a $39.8 billion general fund spending plan. Factoring in one-time spending from federal stimulus funds, the general fund spending plan is…

News & Brews June 25, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! State budget votes could begin today Capitolwire reports (paywall) that the proposed FY 2021-22 state budget could begin moving through the General Assembly today, with final votes potentially coming…

News & Brews June 24, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! House votes to ban vaccine passports Yesterday, the House voted on party lines to ban state and local governments, including school districts, as well as colleges and universities from…

News & Brews June 23, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! House passes election reform bill By a 110-91 vote, the House last evening passed the Voting Rights Protection Act, sponsored by Rep. Seth Grove (York County). Among other things,…

News & Brews June 21, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Outmigration costs PA big $$ Pennsylvania lost $1.7 billion in 2019 due to folks moving out of the state, according to a new analysis reported by the Center Square.…