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Allison Winter

Allison Winter

Allison Winter is a Washington D.C. correspondent for States Newsroom, a network of state-based nonprofit news outlets that includes the Pennsylvania Capital-Star.

Critics slam Trump attempt to overhaul bedrock environmental law

By: - February 26, 2020

Last month, the White House unveiled a massive rewrite of the regulations sometimes referred to as the “Magna Carta” of federal environmental laws.

States ‘are our eyes and ears,’ top lawmaker says as Pa. asks Congress for help in opioid crisis

By: - January 14, 2020

States have been trying to respond to a growing problem of addiction and overdose to opioids and other drugs. Overdose deaths have dropped in Pennsylvania.

Pa’s Houlahan: Deal on paid family leave for federal employees is ‘huge news” for American families   

By: - December 11, 2019

By Allison Winter WASHINGTON — Lawmakers have reached a landmark agreement on paid parental leave for federal workers that could institute paid time off for civilian employees for the first time. The measure would give federal workers 12 weeks of paid leave to care for a newborn or adopted child — extending the same benefits […]

Pa’s Casey, Scanlon and Wild join Dems defying Devos over student loan forgiveness

By: - November 27, 2019

DeVos narrowly avoided a congressional subpoena earlier this month after a lengthy fight against the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor.

Pennsylvanians have been central to every presidential impeachment effort

By: - October 11, 2019

Pennsylvanians may have largely been shut out of the White House. But they've always had a big say over the fate of its occupant.

Congress urged to make ‘Apollo-type’ investment to combat climate disaster

By: - July 25, 2019

“The ice, unfortunately, doesn’t care what our discretionary funding is, it just keeps melting,” one expert told lawmakers.

Dems warn looming health care ruling could be ‘catastrophic’

By: - July 11, 2019

Nearly 20 million people nationwide, including 857,000 in Pennsylvania, who get health coverage through programs created under the law could lose coverage if the act is repealed