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Plan to improve Pennsylvania’s voting and licensing databases met with skepticism 

House and Senate lawmakers crafting next year’s state budget are questioning whether a multi-million dollar funding increase will help the Department of State finish plans to replace those systems
By Sam Dunklau

Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro targets state license and permit bottlenecks in latest executive order

Pros and business alike have complained processing times are sometimes slow – to the point where people can’t work and things can’t get built.
By Sam Dunklau

Pa. eases rules for health care workers, others as coronavirus crisis reveals ‘inflexibility’ in professional licensing

Two state senators say that broader, more sweeping changes — like limiting which criminal convictions are considered disqualifying — are needed to tackle dual crises: the virus and the impending economic downturn.
By Sara Simon/Spotlight PA

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Pa. House joins Senate in overwhelmingly passing bill to help ex-convicts get professional licenses

The House and Senate will combine their bills and take another round of votes on the bill that emerges. Governor Tom Wolf’s office has said the governor supports the legislation.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Pa. tries a new tactic to help people navigate its professional license system

The acting Department of State secretary says the legacy system doesn’t make it easy for applicants to tell how long the process will take.
By Katie Meyer/WITF