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Updated: July 19, 2021 | 1:31 pm

Police firing records are now included in a statewide personnel database

State and local police agencies have been able to track officer misconduct for the last year. Now they will be able to see if an officer left or was terminated — and why.

By Sam Dunklau

Pa. House committee advances two police reform bills

Action comes one week after Black Caucus members led protest on House floor
By Ed Mahon

How political party insiders — not voters — dictate Pa. special election candidates

Critics call the process "undemocratic" and rife with "insiderism.” The parties say it works just fine
By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

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In honor of Columbus Day, one lawmaker wants to get rid of it once and for all

More and more states are opting to celebrate indigenous people instead of Christopher Columbus. Representative Chris Rabb is pitching a version of that change for Pennsylvania.
By Katie Meyer

The new minimum wage fight, basically the same as the old fight

The lawmakers and activists who want to raise Pa.'s $7.25 minimum say they’re “deflated” but regrouping after failing to push higher wages into the state budget.
By Katie Meyer

Pa.’s death penalty opposition gets a bipartisan push

"There's no study that shows a death penalty is a deterrent. There's no study that shows the death penalty is without flaw."
By Katie Meyer