More than $43 million received from the federal government is being used by Pennsylvania to pay "crisis-related" overdue water and sewer bills of individual and family households in need. Its new program launched this week.
The bill signed into law this month allows retired teachers, eligible college students, recent education graduates and others to step in as subs. Pottsgrove's school board also has acted to ensure it can attract and keep more substitutes.
Week Four of arguments in the lawsuit over adequate funding for Pennsylvania's school districts gets under way Monday. It's being live-streamed daily from Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg.
Pennsylvania conservationists and PennDOT are helping to launch clean-up campaigns this month to keep trash out of waterways. So far, 2021 has been a banner year for hauling junk out of local watersheds.
Members of a Pennsylvania commission plan to release proposed maps for state House and Senate voting districts by month's end. An advocacy group has already created alternative maps it hopes will be considered.
Ahead of a historic lawsuit against Pennsylvania's education funding model, advocates rallied Wednesday in Harrisburg to showcase the reality facing the state's poorest school districts.
Advocates of riparian buffers - trees and other plantings near stream and creek beds - say they could help reduce flooding impacts like those created last week by heavy rains from Tropical Storm Ida.
Results of a new poll indicate 59 percent of voters in Pennsylvania say the coronavirus pandemic has them increasingly concerned about being unable to afford monthly health insurance premiums.