Opinion

Opinion

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.

Budget

Policy

Philly Dems: SEPTA boost just one highlight for city in Shapiro budget proposal

The governor proposed a $283 million increase in transit funding statewide

Technology

Policy

Following PA water system cyberattack, Congress still debating course of action

While some officials want the EPA to play a stronger role, others emphasized that local systems are best suited to defend themselves.

Events

Personality

The CSPA Q&A: Pennsylvania Chief Diversity Officer Norman Bristol Colón

The practiced government administrator spoke with City & State ahead of our Diversity Summit

Capitol Beat

Policy

10 things to know about Josh Shapiro’s 2024 budget proposal

Shapiro’s budget calls for investments in education, legalizing cannabis and gun violence prevention funds.

Budget

Policy

Gov. Josh Shapiro’s 2024 budget: By the Numbers

The governor delivered his second budget address to the General Assembly Tuesday, proposing a $48.3 billion spending plan.

Capitol Beat

Personality

‘We have a lot of work to do”: A Q&A on education with state Sen. Lindsey Williams

Williams talks with City & State about the work of the Basic Education Funding Commission and how lawmakers should address all things education.

Capitol Beat

Policy

Home Improvement, Season 2: Democrats highlight demand for Whole Home Repairs

Lawmakers call for greater investment in home repairs ahead of Gov. Shapiro’s budget address

Philadelphia

Opinion

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.

Capitol Beat

Politics

City & State’s General Assembly retirement tracker

A running list of all the resignations and impending retirements in the General Assembly.

Philadelphia

Politics

After completing his own turnaround, City Council President Kenyatta Johnson looks to do the same for Philadelphia

The Second District councilmember stepped into the role of council president 14 months after he was acquitted in a federal bribery trial

Capitol Beat

Politics

PA Republicans call for governor to support Texas amid border standoff

Amid growing tensions between Texas officials and the federal government over border security, GOP lawmakers want Pennsylvania to get involved.

Satire/Odd News

Personality

Butter late than never

Ranking Farm Show sculptures over the years

Policy

Policy

Shapiro unveils $40M tech-centric plan to stimulate Pennsylvania’s economy

Robotics, agriculture, energy, life sciences and manufacturing are focuses of the new Statewide Economic Development Strategy

Health Care

Policy

What Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court abortion ruling means

The state Supreme Court sent a case on Medicaid-funded abortions back to the Commonwealth Court.

First Read

First Read

First Read – Jan. 29, 2024

Shapiro’s plan for higher ed … Debates heat up in the 12th Congressional District … A year after the East Palestine train derailment … and more

Commonwealth

Power Lists

The 2024 Who’s Who in Government Relations

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

News & Politics

Policy

Five for Friday: Shapiro’s higher education plan

Shapiro’s blueprint for higher education seeks to impact affordability and accessibility