Heavy-spending trucking industry pushes Congress to relax safety rules.
Other states with heavy crude-by-rail traffic have passed various laws to address safety. Pennsylvania legislators have not.
The lack of legislative or executive accountability and the absence of effective ethics entities, as well as weak laws and lackluster oversight of lobbying, political finance, and elections, have combined to give Pennsylvania an F in the 2015 State Integrity Investigation, conducted by the Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity. Pennsylvania's numerical score of 58 placed it tied for 44th among the 50 states.
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services says the safety of the doctors around juvenile offenders would be compromised.
Other states have systems in place to track and control prescribing of powerful mood-altering medications.
Many familiar organizations gave to Pennsylvanians for Judicial Reform so it could run attack ads against the three Republican candidates for Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
In the past month, the group raised more than $2.2 million from affinity groups representing Philadelphia trial lawyers, teachers’ unions, labor unions and others.
Pennsylvanians for Judicial Reform is an independent expenditure group, meaning they can buy political ads but they cannot coordinate with the candidates or advocate for the election or defeat of a specific candidate.
Psychiatric drugs flow at the state-operated secure youth correctional facilities, where chronic and violent juvenile offenders are sent. Are they drugged into behaving?
Environmentalists intend to file a federal lawsuit if owners and operators of an abandoned mine site in Southwestern Pennsylvania don’t get a permit to dump acid drainage in waterways.
If you eat at a restaurant in Allegheny County, you’ve probably seen a green health inspection sticker on the door. But what does it tell you? Turns out, not much.
Policing the use of force by their own troopers, the Pennsylvania State Police routinely come out of shooting inquiries without fault.
A major scandal in the early 2000s led to a crackdown on sexual misconduct within the agency, but details on punishment, if any, for any violations by troopers remain scarce.
The HPV vaccine has been heralded as the best preventative tool against some cancers, but its implementation has been an uphill battle. Reasons include its connection to sex and that it’s not required by the state.
The convergence of affordable technology, concerned residents and a government that has become more accepting of citizen data, either by desire or necessity, could lead to a revolution in monitoring air pollution.