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Sen. Casey, Toomey release government list of some of the nation’s worst nursing homes

“If you’re on the candidate list or a participant in the program, that’s a cause for concern,” Casey said.
By Daniel Simmons-Ritchie, PennLive

Here’s how the state is spending a $56M grant to address opioid addiction

Housing for people with opioid use disorder tops the list of spending from the federal grant to address opioid addiction in Pennsylvania.
By Brett Sholtis

Gov. Tom Wolf gave raises of $25,000 to $33,000 to some top staffers

J.J. Abbott, Wolf’s press secretary, said some of the increases were made to bring salaries “in-line with each other to ensure all were being paid equally and fairly for their work.”

By Jan Murphy, PennLive

Pa. lawmakers explain their pension plan choice

For the first time this year, state lawmakers had a chance to move away from the traditional pension plan and pick a 401(k)-style plan like the one most private-sector businesses offer.

By Jan Murphy, PennLive

As March on Harrisburg approaches, lawmakers take stock of gift laws

"The devil is in the details and we'll want to make sure that we flesh everything out properly."
By Katie Meyer

Auditor: Pa.’s funding scheme routed billions away from bridge repairs

"You're going to have this high gas tax but it's going to go fund roads and bridges....when they find out it's not happening, I think that gets people upset."
By Katie Meyer

PFAS chemicals in drinking water: How one Pa. homeowner took matters into his own hands

Pennsylvania would have to adopt a formal maximum contaminant level (MCL) in order to require all of the state’s systems to test for PFAS chemicals. Private water well owners would have to test their own water.

By Wallace McKelvey, PennLive

Cash grab: As asset forfeiture quietly expands across Pa., abuses follow

Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, Lancaster, York, Berks, Lebanon and Lehigh counties have nearly doubled their share of forfeited cash since 2012.
By Bobby Allyn, WHYY and Ryan Briggs, WHYY

Pot company’s claims lead to a state inquiry over medical marijuana licensing rules

Harvest Health created seven separate companies — most of them limited liability companies with different ownership groups — to hold dispensary licenses in regions around the state.

By Charles Thompson, PennLive