PoliticsShow All


In Senate testimony, Norfolk Southern’s Alan Shaw promises he will ‘make this right’

Shaw explained the chain of events that day as lawmakers pushed for details that led to the train derailment.

News & Politics

A guide to the gatekeepers: Here's who’s running the most powerful committees in Harrisburg

City & State has put together a list of all the committee chairs in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

News & Politics

Malcolm Kenyatta makes school audits an early focus of the auditor general race

A decision to eliminate a school audit bureau could resurface in next year’s auditor general race.


State and local officials press to increase rail safety regulations after Norfolk Southern derailments

Lawmakers want railroads to tell local emergency responders if hazardous materials are going through their towns.

PolicyShow All


Pennsylvania joins several other states in pushing for universal free breakfasts for kids

Lawmakers nationwide are passing bills that would make free school meals permanent following the end of a federal pandemic-era program.

News & Politics

East Palestine was ‘H.G. Wells War of the Worlds stuff’

The February train crash along the Pennsylvania-Ohio border has people worried about their health and the future of their communities.


Gov. Josh Shapiro’s first budget by the numbers

The governor delivered his first budget address to the state Legislature Tuesday, proposing a $44.4 billion spending plan.


Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s final budget by the numbers

Kenney delivered his final budget address Thursday, offering a $6.1 billion proposal.

PersonalityShow All


Snapshots from City & State’s Above & Beyond awards

Chrissy Houlahan, Joanna McClinton, and everyone who came out to celebrate women of merit.

Winners & Losers

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers

Who’s up and who’s down this week?


March Madness is inescapable – even in the political arena

City & State defines some terminology for you ahead of the Big Dance – and puts a commonwealth twist on it.

Winners & Losers

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers

Who’s up and who’s down this week?

Power ListsShow All

Power List

The 2023 Above & Beyond

Recognizing 50 remarkable women who are blazing new trails

Power List

The 2023 Higher Education Power 100

Power List

The 2023 Power of Diversity: Black 100

The most influential Black leaders in Pennsylvania politics and beyond.


Say hello to City & State PA’s 2023 Advisory Board

This 16-person panel helps us select our power lists.

OpinionShow All

From the Editor

Editor’s Note: Making the argument for more newsworthy political debates

Debates offer an opportunity for candidates to distinguish themselves; but most Philly mayoral hopefuls seem to tow the same line.


Opinion: PA has a cost of living crisis. Let local leaders help.

State lawmakers should eliminate a preemption on local minimum wage increases.

From the Editor

Editor's Note: The Temple graduate student strike exposes educational fault lines

This has proven to be the most contentious and fractured fight in the union’s 30-year history.

From the Editor

Editor’s Note: Philadelphia could use a lesson in school board transparency

A mayor-appointed BOE gives the impression that board members are beholden to the mayor and his interests.

MagazineShow All