How many people in Pennsylvania use medical marijuana for opioid addiction? The Wolf administration is taking Spotlight PA to court for trying to find out.
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Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration has taken the extraordinary step of marshaling state employees to handle investigations for a Philadelphia nonprofit that fields allegations of the neglect or abuse of older people.
Pennsylvania schoolchildren may soon be attending classes unmasked under a state Supreme Court ruling throwing out the Wolf administration’s statewide mandate that face coverings be worn inside K-12 school buildings.
Details on the 18 lawyers who applied for an appointment to a Commonwealth Court vacancy in 2019 are in the hands of a news organization this past week after it won a two-year legal battle against Gov. Tom Wolf.
The state is at its lowest number of bus drivers in five years — with about 42,000. PennDOT reached out to more than 375,000 commercial driver’s license holders across the state to let them know about the opening. So far, about 1,300 are expressing interest.
The program will provide grants up to $100,000 to help with local media buys, creation of outreach and training materials and equipment rental to assist with setting vaccine appointments. Grants can also be used to support vaccine-related educational events or clinics.
The closures and waiver process were met with a great deal of criticism by business owners and Republican legislators who complained the process was fraught with inequities.
The state first learned it had overcharged thousands of people unemployment interest in 2016, but didn’t disclose it until Spotlight PA asked about the problem.
Pennsylvania agencies turned to the emergency procurement process that avoids public scrutiny 483 times last year. In years prior, they made on average 135 requests annually.