- The Context
- State of the State
Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is urging Republicans to authorize the state to join a regional consortium to limit greenhouse gases. At the same time, a citizen-led climate petition is under review at the state Department of Environmental Protection.
Closure of the civil unit at Norristown State Hospital is now expected to be complete by fall of this year. With those beds opening, officials say the forensic unit can expand. Forensic beds are reserved for those with a mental illness who have also committed a crime.
Lawmakers are weighing different bills that would require Pennsylvanians to wait until age 18 – or 21 – before making some major life decisions.