The Democratic governor said his administration is evaluating how later start times and peer-to-peer mentoring could prioritize mental health and help destigmatize the issue.
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Doula Nonprofit Offers Financial Assistance for State Certification
As state lawmakers in Harrisburg work to combat Pennsylvania’s maternal mortality crisis, an advocacy organization is helping doulas with the cost of obtaining a state certification, a move they hope will bring more people into the field and improve maternal health outcomes across the commonwealth.
Clean Water Advocates Call on General Assembly to Support Pollution Reduction Efforts, Legislation
Clean water advocates and lawmakers gathered in the Capitol on Wednesday to recognize Clean Water Education Week, and to urge the General Assembly to support legislation that they said will reduce pollution in Pennsylvania’s waterways.
Local Leaders Call for $5B to Protect Pa. Kids from Lead, Asbestos
According to the local officials, two-thirds (66%) of Pennsylvania’s school buildings were built before 1970, and are likely to contain asbestos.
Shapiro Signs Bipartisan Bill Enhancing Coverage for Breast Cancer Screening, Testing
Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro signed legislation — his first since taking office — that lawmakers hope will save lives by enhancing insurance coverage for breast cancer screening and genetic testing.
Report: Child Population Declines in Pennsylvania
The population is made up of fewer children – in Pennsylvania and across the United States, according to the latest analysis of census data.
USDA Warns Pennsylvanians to Protect Plants from Invasive Pests
Invasive pests cost the U.S. about $40 billion a year in damages to trees, plants and crops.
Pennsylvania Unemployment Rate Drops 0.2 Percent
Pennsylvania’s state unemployment rate in March was 4.2 percent, a 0.2 percent drop from February’s rate of 4.4 percent.
Pennsylvania House Passes Eight Bipartisan Bills in Productive Return to Session
Pennsylvania House lawmakers passed eight bipartisan bills, including four with unanimous approval, in the lower chamber’s return to session this week after a nearly two-month hiatus.
Rhynhart Continues to Back Dangerous Decision to Implement Fire Station Brownouts
This past Tuesday, April 21, six democratic candidates vying to be the next mayor of Philadelphia met at a forum held by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.