Growing vaccine hesitancy is just a small part of a broader rejection of scientific expertise that could have consequences ranging from disease outbreaks to reduced funding for research that leads to new treatments. “The term ‘infodemic’ implies random junk, but that’s wrong,” said Peter Hotez, a vaccine researcher at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. “This is an organized political movement, and the health and science sectors don’t know what to do.”
Recently retired Marine Mike O’Brien said Wednesday he’s tired of Republicans co-opting the concept of “freedom,” and will seek the Democratic nomination to run against U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-10th District.
Today the so-called “nones” represent about 30% of Democrats and 12% of Republicans – and they are making their voices heard.
One-third of the way through the 2023-24 legislative session, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has had almost as many special elections as it had in the entirety of the previous session.
In Pennsylvania and across the country, some 74% of young people in the U.S. believe gun violence is a problem, and 60% want to see stricter gun laws.
Pennsylvania House Democrats proposed more than $900 million in additional spending over Gov. Josh Shapiro’s $44.4 billion spending plan introduced in March.
Pennsylvanians who are permanently banned from holding a commercial driver’s license because of a drunk driving conviction or other offenses would have a second chance under a bill before the state House.
In an era marked by social, economic, and technological advancements, our state’s legislation must keep pace with the evolving needs of our communities.
Its legacy of restricting asylum petitions may continue as President Joe Biden takes steps to reduce the flow of illegal immigration to the country.
A legislative package aimed at ensuring guns don’t get into the hands of children and criminals and preventing shooting deaths advanced toward votes in the Democratically-controlled state House on Wednesday.