• June 25, 2017

    Pennsylvania Legislature eyes wider DNA sampling of convicts

    Pennsylvania lawmakers moved closer this week to mandating that DNA samples be collected from people who have been convicted of crimes, something supp...
  • June 22, 2017

    Pa. may make it easier for non-violent criminals to get a fresh start

    In November, Pennsylvania lawmakers passed Act 5 that allows people to have some misdemeanor convictions sealed if a judge approves. But it's not...
  • June 22, 2017

    Audit urges Penn State to improve background checks, lower costs

    The office of the state auditor general has released a report reviewing Penn State’s rising tuition costs, background check practices and transparency...
  • June 22, 2017

    With state searching for revenue, is marijuana a possible solution for Pennsylvania?

    As GOP leaders search high and low for more than $2 billion dollars to patch the commonwealth’s budget gaps, one state senator is trying to tempt his ...
  • June 22, 2017 |  StateImpact

    How one Philadelphia neighborhood battles rising tides

    Climate change is not theoretical for residents of Eastwick, a neighborhood built over a marsh in Southwest Philadelphia. The area is already subject ...
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