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Updated: May 29, 2020 | 3:50 pm

‘No question’: Wolf says Pennsylvania schools will reopen in the fall

Most of western Pa. moves to green phase of coronavirus reopening plan next week.
By Ed Mahon

A momentous, rancorous week in Pa.’s capitol

Budget bill passes as partisan tensions boild over in Pa. House
By Russ Walker

UPMC rakes in $228 million in coronavirus stimulus cash, dwarfing competitors

The enormous handout to the state’s largest hospital chain is the result of a federal formula that rewarded companies based on revenue and medical claims, not actual need.
By Brett Sholtis


Pa. House passes resolution to limit Wolf’s coronavirus emergency declaration

Senate still needs to act, but resolution faces almost certain disapproval by governor
By Benjamin Pontz and Ed Mahon

Republicans say they followed public health guidelines, but Democrats remain unsatisfied

Speaker of the House says all members should self-disclose if they contract coronavirus
By Benjamin Pontz and Ed Mahon
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