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Philadelphia Federation of Teachers reaches tentative agreement with school district on one-year contract extension

The deal comes months before what was expected to be a summer of tense contract negotiations.

Campaigns & Elections

AG Days: Who’s running for Pennsylvania attorney general?

City & State’s up-to-the-minute guide to who’s running for AG – and who’s endorsing each candidate

News & Politics

UFOs, weed grows and more to know from the budget hearings

Recapping five moments from last week’s legislative hearings in Harrisburg.

Campaigns & Elections

Ashley Ehasz picks up Emily’s List endorsement in 1st Congressional District race

Ehasz is seeking to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick in this year’s election.

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Efforts in Philadelphia to study reparations mirror attempts in other cities

The city’s reparations task force is expected to announce board members this month

Cherelle Parker

Mayor Parker has long promised to clean up Philadelphia – but how that happens remains unclear

Her early personnel and policy decisions have advocates questioning if the city will see more of the same


Reconsidering the reckoning over RGGI

As both sides dig in ever deeper over the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, fault lines and strategies become clearer, even as its future remains up in the air.

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Capitol Beat

‘There's got to be an all-of-the-above strategy’: PA Senate GOP Leader Joe Pittman talks energy policy in Pennsylvania

Pittman discusses the future of Pennsylvania’s cap-and-trade plan and what energy issues could find bipartisan support in the General Assembly.

Interviews & Profiles

Q&A with E. Mitchell Swann

The PEA board chair talks Philadelphia energy programs and the future of production

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The 2024 Black Trailblazers

Meet the difference-makers in politics, policy and beyond.


The 2024 Who’s Who in Government Relations

Meet some of the commonwealth’s most influential difference-makers.

Impact 75

The 2023 Impact 75

Meet some of the commonwealth’s most influential difference-makers.

Power List

The 2023 Fifty Over 50

Meet some of the commonwealth’s most influential difference-makers to surpass the half-century mark.

OpinionShow All


Opinion: After 25 years of stagnation, it’s time to raise the minimum wage

The president of Philadelphia City Council makes the case for why state legislators must finally make progress on this key threshold.


Opinion: Time for a full stop on marijuana arrests in Pennsylvania

As state lawmakers debate cannabis legalization, advocates say they should bring an end to cannabis-related arrests in the commonwealth.


Opinion: Elected leaders must act now to save the SS United States

Facing eviction, the historic vessel known as "America's Flagship" is in need of a new home.


Federal funds are needed for Philly to become our nation’s biggest green city

Urban forestry initiatives have begun benefitting underserved communities

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