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Pa. congressmen bring their milk crusade to Harrisburg

"We lost an entire generation of kids that aren't drinking milk."
By Katie Meyer

Technical parole violations cost PA about $100 million a year: Report

PA's corrections secretary says probation and parole changes needed
By Ed Mahon

After easy Senate passage, justice reinvestment bills in Pa. face House skepticism

"We were given permanent mandates with temporary funding."
By Katie Meyer

State House GOP moves to cut down extra budget spending

"Everybody out there believes we have $813 million dollars to spend when we really don't."
By Katie Meyer

Old enough to marry? Or buy cigarettes? Age matters in bills before Pa. lawmakers

Lawmakers are weighing different bills that would require Pennsylvanians to wait until age 18 – or 21 – before making some major life decisions.

By Jan Murphy, PennLive

Congress eyes ban on firefighting foams that have tainted drinking water

PFAS have been used since the 1940s and have been linked to health conditions including high cholesterol, thyroid disease, low birth weights, immunodeficiencies and some cancers.

By Nicholas Pugliese, WHYY

Will Pa. ever ban smoking in all bars?

One Republican state senator from Erie County hopes so.
By Ed Mahon

Pennsylvania could make it harder for doctors to prescribe buprenorphine

The Pennsylvania Senate is considering a bill that would further regulate the drug buprenorphine, which is used to treat opioid addiction because it curbs cravings and stems withdrawal symptoms.

By Nina Feldman, WHYY

As budget talks progress, Wolf renews request for new state police fee

Gov. Tom Wolf projects the fee would put about $100 million back toward roads, bridges and other infrastructure needs.

By Katie Meyer