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Commonwealth Court schedules trial for education funding lawsuit

Plaintiffs and their lawyers are is publicizing the tentative start date of September 9 to draw attention to their cause.
By Alanna Elder

Groups call for enactment of state and federal “moral agenda”

As a follow-up to its voter engagement work last year, advocates with the Poor People’s Campaign and other groups presented a list of policy items to lawmakers in 30 states including Pennsylvania.

By Alanna Elder

During height of coronavirus pandemic, Pa. lawmakers still cashed in big on meals, lodging

A Spotlight PA analysis of legislative records found lawmakers requested and received $726,877 from the beginning of March — as the pandemic emerged — through the end of 2020 as reimbursement for lodging and meals while traveling to and from the Capitol or other meetings across the state.

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

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21 ways Pa. lawmakers changed your life for 2021 and beyond

A lot of things happened in 2020 — including many actions in the state legislature that figure to have lasting impact.

By Jan Murphy/PennLive

GOP lawmakers send governor bill to limit COVID-19 lawsuits

Republican-backed proposal to make it harder to sue schools, health care providers and others over COVID-19 claims has been approved by the Pennsylvania Legislature.

By The Associated Press

Updated: November 25, 2019 | 5:58 pm

Pennsylvania lawmakers, judges pulling down raises in 2020

Increases for 2020 will be 1.9%.
By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Pa. legislators among the highest paid in U.S., but they’re doing less and less actual lawmaking

The trends track with academic research showing Republicans and Democrats are more polarized.
By Liz Navratil/Spotlight PA and Jonathan Lai/Philadelphia Inquirer

Pa. farmers look to state and federal lawmakers for industry relief

As state and federal lawmakers return to their respective capitols this month, Pennsylvania’s farmers are hoping they’ll take steps to help the agriculture industry.

By Rachel McDevitt