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New voting systems about to launch in more than half of Pennsylvania counties

The vast majority of Pa. voters will fill out ballots by hand Nov. 5; in the past, direct-recording electronic machines dominated.
By Emily Previti

Pa. tries a new tactic to help people navigate its professional license system

The acting Department of State secretary says the legacy system doesn’t make it easy for applicants to tell how long the process will take.
By Katie Meyer



Lawmakers may let officials in small municipalities have higher salaries

If the bills pass, it will be the first time the legislature has raised municipal salary caps since 1995.
By Katie Meyer

In honor of Columbus Day, one lawmaker wants to get rid of it once and for all

More and more states are opting to celebrate indigenous people instead of Christopher Columbus. Representative Chris Rabb is pitching a version of that change for Pennsylvania.
By Katie Meyer

Pennsylvania ACLU files lawsuit to remove victims rights measure from November ballot

A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania on Thursday is challenging a victim’s rights measure that is set to appear on the November ballot.  

By Merideth Bucher

Parole system could see changes after review of murder cases

An internal review of Pennsylvania’s parole system is, in theory, acknowledging a long-standing complaint of parole agents over a long-term policy shift designed to help more parolees succeed on the outside.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

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