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Government

New Jersey bill would provide menstrual products to all students in middle and high schools

New Jersey Menstrual Equity

Environment

Philadelphia would impose fees on developers who don't replace trees they cut down in effort to improve city canopy

Tree Canopy Bill City Council

Government

Gov. Murphy pushes to expand abortion rights in New Jersey following leaked Supreme Court draft opinion

New Jersey Abortion Rights

Government

Pennsylvania lawmakers say a system for tracking untested rape kits could help empower survivors

Rape Kit Backlog

Crime

Rep. Dwight Evans unveils $51 billion proposal to fight gun violence in Philadelphia

Dwight Evans Gun Violence

Government

Pennsylvania House approves bill that would ban transgender athletes from playing women's sports

Pennsylvania transgender bill

Government

Pennsylvania voters would lose access to ballot drop boxes under proposed law

Drop Box Bill Pennsylvania

Education

Gov. Murphy's comments reignite controversy over New Jersey's sex education standards

NJ Education

Government

To catch hit-and-run drivers, Pennsylvania may alert auto repair shops of wanted vehicles

Jayanna Powell Hit and Run Alerts

Government

Gov. Wolf renews push for $200 million scholarship plan in effort to reduce student debt

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Government

Hershey's Kisses are a step closer to becoming the first state candy of Pennsylvania

Hershey's Kisses Pennsylvania

Education

New Jersey lawmakers push for improved child care access in effort to reduce labor shortage

New Jersey Child Care

Government

Pennsylvania bill would ban transgender athletes from playing women's sports, but Gov. Wolf vows to veto it

PA Transgender Sports Ban

Government

Pennsylvania lawmakers want to create a state fund for low-income home repairs

Whole Home Repairs Act

Government

Pennsylvania's gas tax falls under scrutiny as fuel prices remain high

Gas Tax Reduction

Government

New Jersey residents struggling to pay utility bills may receive new protection from shutoffs

New Jersey Utilities

Government

Philadelphia to provide emergency paid sick leave to workers with COVID-19 as city mandates are lifted

Sick Leave

Government

Pa. voters support privatizing liquor and wine sales but are divided on how to do it

Pennsylvania liquor wine sales privatization

Government

There's another effort to let New Jersey drivers pump their own gas

NJ Self-Serve Gas

Government

New Jersey police officers, legislators need diversity training, lawmakers say

Unconscious Bias New Jersey

Government

To protect Philly homes from rats, city may require developers to implement rodent management plans

Philly rat abatement law

Government

Proposed Pa. Constitution amendment to limit abortion access has rights advocates concerned

Pennsylvania Abortion Amendment

Government

Republicans renew efforts to privatize Pennsylvania liquor, wine sales

Pennsylvania liquor wine sales

Government

Pennslvania lawmakers seek to modernize 'antiquated' system for name-changes

LGBTQ Equality Caucus Name Change

Government

New Jersey on track to decriminalize HIV transmission in certain cases

HIV Decriminalization

Government

New Jersey adds abortion protections to state law as U.S. Supreme Court weighs decision on reproductive rights

New Jersey abortion law

Government

New Jersey lawmakers vote to codify right to same-sex marriage

New Jersey Same-sex Marriage

Education

Pennsylvania expands eligibility of qualified substitute teachers to address staffing shortages

Pennsylvania substitute teachers

Government

Philly's Eviction Diversion Program will now be extended through the end of 2022

Eviction Diversion Program

Government

Pennsylvania's presidential primary would fall earlier under proposed bill

Pennsylvania Capitol Primary

Government

Philly’s third-party food delivery services could soon have their fees capped at 15%

Philadelphia food delivery fees bill

Government

Outdoor dining setups to remain permanent in some areas of Philly with mayors approval

Outdoor dining bill Philadelphia

Government

Gov. Wolf vetoes measure to legalize permitless concealed carry in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania concealed carry bill veto

Government

N.J. senator wants to stop observing daylight saving time, introduces legislation

Daylight Saving Time

Transportation

N.J. becomes third state allowing drivers to present electronic vehicle registration at traffic stops

N.J. electronic vehicle registration

Government

Pennsylvania now allowing businesses to expand space for outdoor cocktail service

Government

Pa. House advances bill to make more COVID-19 data publicly available

PA COVID-19 Data

Government

Philly may make the outdoor dining setups prompted by COVID-19 permanent fixtures

Outdoor Dining Philly Legislation

Government

New law requires N.J. drivers to give pedestrians, cyclists more space on roadways

New jersey drivers laws

Social Justice

Meek Mill, Natasha Cloud join 'Protect Our People' initiative calling for police reform at federal level

Government

N.J.'s temporary ban on smoking in casinos expires on Sunday

New Jersey casinos smoking ban

Government

Bill that would end discriminatory motor vehicle stops reintroduced in City Council

Philly traffic stops bill

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