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Pa. House votes against taking up gun bill after Texas killings

An effort by Democratic lawmakers in Pennsylvania to ban owning, selling or making high-capacity, semi-automatic firearms went nowhere Wednesday

By The Associated Press

Pennsylvania commission approves updated House and Senate district maps

An initial analysis shows the updates slightly improve on the commission’s initial ideas, while falling short in other areas.

By Sam Dunklau

Updated: January 13, 2022 | 4:00 pm

Republican-favored congressional redistricting plan passes Pa. House, but there’s still a long way to go

The proposed congressional redistricting map passed along party lines.
By Sam Dunklau

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Panel upholds school mask rule after House GOP sought review

The Joint Committee on Documents voted 7 to 4 on Thursday to uphold the validity of Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam’s Aug. 31 order. The order applies to K-12 schools and child care facilities and is designed to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Pa. schools may be required to post their curriculum online. Is it about transparency or censorship?

The bill would apply to school districts, career and technical centers, charter schools and intermediate units.

By Jan Murphy/PennLive

Paying for Pennsylvania’s bridge repairs with new tolls remains divisive

During Thursday’s hearing, legislators faulted PennDOT officials for moving too fast on the plan, and providing too little information.

By Margaret J. Krauss/WESA

Measure on masking in youth sports clears House committee

The Wolf administration’s masking order already exempts youth athletes from having to cover their faces during practice or games.

By The Associated Press

Republicans aim to make big election changes in state constitution

The Republican-penned measure passed the House State Government Committee on party lines, 15-10.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Two decades after 9/11, have state lawmakers forgotten how to come together during tragedies?

The dynamics of the Sept. 11 attacks made the moments of political unity it inspired unique. It’s tough to imagine state lawmakers coming together like that in today’s fiercely partisan political world.

By Sam Dunklau