CNHI Harrisburg Bureau
John Finnerty reports from the Harrisburg Bureau for the New Castle News and other Pennsylvania newspapers owned by CNHI. Email him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @cnhipa.
The House Health committee has asked an obscure state committee to weigh in on whether the acting health secretary has the authority to mandate masks in schools to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Football accounts for about one-third of the business for sports betting, meaning the start of the NFL season will likely translate into a jump in sports wagering activity after a summer slowdown, an industry analyst said Thursday.
New federal data show that hundreds of Pennsylvania nursing homes had been operating for more than 16 months without full in-person inspections as the state shifted focus to infection control inspections throughout the COVID pandemic.
As school resumed Tuesday, districts across the state followed Gov. Tom Wolf's mandate requiring students to wear masks, even though many of those same districts started the school year without mandates due to decisions by their local school boards.
A small number of refugees from Afghanistan, fleeing the country as the United States has ended its military presence there, have already been re-settled in Pennsylvania.
State House Republicans on Monday held a hearing to explore potential strategies to reduce or eliminate school property taxes, which provides the bulk of local school funding.
Gov. Tom Wolf is set to reinstate a mask mandate for schools, reversing course after the governor had initially indicated that he’d let local officials decide whether to require masks or not, according to sources cited by the Associated Press.