Capitol Beat

PA Senate advances bill seeking to discourage divestments from Israel

The bill would prohibit state funds from divesting from Israel and penalize colleges and universities that seek to do the same.

News & Politics

Capital Numbers Games

A look at the issues in play in this year’s state budget negotiations

Interviews & Profiles

A Q&A with Department of Aging Secretary Jason Kavulich

Kavulich talks with City & State about the department’s new 10-year strategic plan.

Capitol Beat

Five for Friday: Skill Game Summer

What to know about the status of the controversial gaming machines in the commonwealth.


Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle Parker signs $6.37B ‘One Philly’ budget

Parker and City Council celebrated investments in public safety, cleanup initiatives and education.

Health Care

PA, other state governments try to prepare for the ‘silver tsunami’

About 10,000 Americans are turning 65 every day. As the nation’s aging population continues to climb, states and the federal government are working to get plans in place to care for older adults.


Philly Mayor Cherelle Parker’s $6.37 billion budget – by the numbers

City Council gave initial approval to Cherelle Parker’s first budget as mayor early Thursday

U.S. Congress

What’s next for the 23 million households no longer receiving monthly federal internet subsidy

The Affordable Connectivity Program has officially run out of money, but more than a dozen internet providers have pledged to offer plans at $30 or less through 2024 for low-income households.

News & Politics

Gov. Shapiro signs distracted driving bill into law

Under the new law, using a mobile device while driving will be a summary offense in Pennsylvania.

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Commentary: It’s within our power to craft a more civil future for PA

The outgoing president of the Pennsylvania Society reflects on how her tenure has made her optimistic about what is to come in the commonwealth and the country.

Health Care

A Philadelphia program helps parents tackle substance use with doulas

The Philadelphia Community Doula Support program can help new parents avoid overdoses and court-ordered family separations.

Capitol Beat

A Q&A with state Sen. Jarrett Coleman

Coleman talks all things economic development, including his bill to create a regulatory sandbox in Pennsylvania.

Economic Development

Improving economic development in PA continues to face hurdles

Everyone – Republicans, Democrats, the private sector – agrees it’s crucial to the stature’s short-term and long-term success. But there is precious little agreement on how to make it happen.


Future tense: The Shapiro administration tries to plan the state economy over the next decade

How the administration’s new economic development strategy can impact the state’s outlook depends on who’s doing the talking.


Philadelphia City Council approves bill to ease streetery setup

Council passed legislation to streamline the streetery approval process and create ‘navigators’ to help businesses through red tape.


Five for Friday: Cherelle Parker’s executive orders six months in

Parker has used executive orders early and often to push her campaign priorities

Law Enforcement

Mayor Cherelle Parker’s Kensington ‘resolution’ clears out tent encampment around open-air drug market

The dismantling of tent encampments Wednesday morning came on the final day of a 30-day outreach window in the struggling neighborhood