Solar power panels in field on a sunny autumn day (Getty Images).

Pa. lawmakers propose grant program to fund solar projects at K-12 schools, colleges

BY: - April 16, 2023

State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Philadelphia, initially proposed the idea — dubbed the Solar for Schools Grant Program — in December.

State Sen. Carolyn T. Comitta, D-Chester, attends a Senate Education Committee Hearing held at the Pennsylvania Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

State lawmakers propose legislative reforms for Pa. dog law

BY: - April 6, 2023

The reforms, which are part of a three-pronged, companion proposal by state Sen. Carolyn Comitta, D-Chester, and Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, mirror a similar legislative package enacted in Virginia last year. 

Pa. House bill would boost accountability on hospital shutdowns | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 9, 2023

The bill is now before the House Health Committee; companion legislation is before the state Senate.

Pa. missing out on millions as RGGI battle trudges on

BY: - October 7, 2022

The commonwealth formally joined the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI, in late April after considerable bipartisan pushback from opponents, who said Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to join the multi-state agreement was an example of executive overreach. 

Wolf proposes funneling cap-and-trade dollars to transition fossil fuel workers

BY: - June 14, 2021

Legislation now before the state House and Senate would distribute about one-third of RGGI revenues to the communities who lose fossil-fuel jobs, with the rest going to the state Clean Air Fund, which pays for pollution mediation projects, as well as environmental justice projects and administration costs.

Pa. Dems call for ‘recovery and healing,’ as state emerges from COVID-19 pandemic

BY: - June 18, 2020

Democratic lawmakers from Philly area gathered virtually Thursday to discuss a path forward for Pa. it emerges from the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Southeast Pa. lawmakers want to create a board on pipeline safety. Regulators have concerns about record privacy

BY: - August 21, 2019

Suburban Philadelphia lawmakers are trying to figure out how much transparency is too much as local governments and the public clamor for more information about the risks of natural gas pipelines.