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1 in 3 Pa. households struggle to make ends meet, according to United Way report

“[These families] are one emergency away from desperate situations if they don’t have savings or other means to help them deal with it,”
By Aaron Moselle, WHYY

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

Climate focus intensifies in Harrisburg, as budget negotiations and citizen-led petition advance

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.

By Marie Cusick

Norristown civil unit closure allows for forensic unit expansion

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.

By Keira McGuire

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

Midwives hope Philly’s first free-standing birth center will make inclusive care more accessible

Birth centers are seen by a growing number of mothers to be a favored alternative.
By Emily Scott, WHYY

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