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Telemedicine Bill in Pennsylvania May Not Pass Because Someone Mentioned the Abortion Pill

The legislation would set licensing guidelines and require insurers to provide coverage for telehealth as they would in-person health care. A Republican-sponsored amendment, however, threatens to derail its passage.

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Could Pennsylvania Pass A ‘New Deal For Housing’? This Lawmaker Hopes So.

“Having access to safe, affordable housing is critical and it is our job as legislators to make that attainable," state Sen. Vincent Hughes said.

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Mitch McConnell Won’t Address Rising Drug Prices, So States Are Stepping Up

Drug prices have gotten so high in the U.S. that Utah pays to fly state workers to Mexico to purchase their drugs, gives them each a $500-per-trip bonus, and still saves tens of thousands of dollars.

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GOP Blocks Pennsylvania Lawmakers From Declaring ‘Love Is Love’ Day for LGBTQ Youth

The designation would have coincided with an LGBTQ prom for youth happening this weekend.

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They Helped a Rural Community in Pennsylvania Ban LGBTQ Discrimination. They’re Not Done Yet.

Currently, there's no state law protecting LGBTQ individuals from discrimination. Grassroots efforts aim to change that.

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We Did the Math. It’s Nearly Impossible to Survive on Minimum Wage in Pennsylvania.

The hourly wage has remained stagnant at $7.25 since 2009. Gov. Tom Wolf is working to change that, despite opposition from state Republicans.

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Philadelphia Schools Are Rife With Asbestos. Now the Teachers Union Is Suing.

In recent weeks, six schools have closed temporarily after testing positive for airborne asbestos, which can cause fatal illnesses such as mesothelioma and lung cancer.