Angela Couloumbis of Spotlight PA

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Pa. lawmakers plan to meet in the Capitol next week, despite coronavirus concerns

Starting Friday, all public events in the Capitol are canceled until further notice, state officials said. That includes tours, school field trips, and rallies.

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Pa. House drops ‘legislative privilege,’ will release lawmaker spending details

The announcement came more than a week after The Caucus and Spotlight PA revealed House lawyers had blacked out spending details in thousands of pages of records.

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Pa. Senate officials scrub details from financial records, raising alarm among open records advocates

In documents turned over to The Caucus and Spotlight PA, Senate officials edited out spending information, making it appear as though it never existed.

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Pa. lawmakers black out details of why they spent tax dollars, claiming ‘legislative privilege’

Redactions in thousands of pages of financial records primarily concealed who legislators were meeting with and why.

Harrisburg Catholic diocese declares bankruptcy, the first to do so in Pa. under weight of clergy sex-abuse claims

The Harrisburg diocese joins more than two dozen others across the U.S. that have sought similar financial protections since the clergy sex abuse scandal first exploded in Boston 18 years ago.

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Pa. Senate’s most powerful Republican won’t seek reelection

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R., Jefferson) will retire after nearly 20 years in office.

Gov. Tom Wolf calls for $204 million in tuition assistance for students at Pa. colleges

Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday proposed a new $204 million tuition assistance program that could help as many as a quarter of the students at Pennsylvania's 14 universities avoid substantial debt.

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Gov. Tom Wolf again calls on GOP-led legislature to act on guns

Gov. Wolf made an impassioned plea to the legislature to tighten the state’s gun laws, including mandating universal background checks and passing a red flag law to allow firearms to be temporarily seized from people considered a threat to themselves or others.

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Gov. Tom Wolf wants more money for public schools — and gun control

Wolf departed from the boundaries of a traditional budget speech to make a strong plea for stricter gun laws in a state with a long history of taking a hands-off approach to the issue.

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One of the most powerful Republicans in Pa. won’t seek reelection

As Pa. House speaker, Mike Turzai has been perhaps the most powerful and visible conservative leader in the state.