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Here’s what’s next in the Larry Krasner impeachment process

A look back at City & State’s top stories of 2022 and what’s happened since.

Policy

Will 2023 be the year Pennsylvania legalizes adult-use marijuana?

The first in a series: A look back at City & State’s top stories of 2022 and what’s happened since.

News & Politics

New year, new bills: 10 proposals by state lawmakers coming next legislative session

Ban TikTok? Ban legislators from owning taxpayer-funded cars? These measures and more are on the table.

Transportation

Nearly 30 years after the ADA, local transit agencies are getting federal funds to make them more accessible

Philly and Pittsburgh are among the cities receiving money from the Federal Transit Administration

Congress

Congress rolls out $1.7 trillion spending deal in race to Friday deadline

House Republicans, including U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, want Senate Republicans to block the spending bill.

Law Enforcement

Philly getting a big chunk of federal dollars to address gun violence and violent crime

Wolf announced $25 million dollars will be allocated to Philadelphia police, including $20 million for the DA’s office.

Economic Development

Two state lawmakers want to audit Philadelphia and Pittsburgh sports stadiums.

They say the move would reveal the true value of the teams for taxpayers.

Labor

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate drops to 4% in October

The state unemployment rate is at its lowest level ever dating back to 1976.

Capitol Beat

Wolf signs $2 billion tax credit package that boosts natural gas industry

The bill was negotiated behind closed doors and drew ire from both sides of the aisle.

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‘It takes time’: Chapman warns of ‘days-long’ vote-counting process ahead of midterms

The acting secretary of state said people ‘should not expect complete results on election night.’

Labor

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate drops to 4.1% in September

The state unemployment rate is at its lowest level since April 2000.

Capitol Beat

City & State explores the potential for high school athletes selling their name, image and likeness (NIL)

As the PIAA considers a new policy for these athletes, experts question the legality and purpose of the proposal.

Elections

State Senate panel unanimously approves ballot security legislation

The legislation would require counties to adopt specific safeguards for the transportation of ballots.

Campaigns & Elections

Can Pennsylvania erase property taxes without wiping out education?

The long, difficult and ongoing quest to reduce property taxes in Pennsylvania: A City & State analysis.

Criminal Justice

The push to compensate those who were wrongfully convicted gets a bipartisan backing in Harrisburg

New bill would award damages to individuals based on the number of years they spent incarcerated.

News & Politics

Following Biden’s actions on marijuana, Wolf says he can’t issue unilateral pardons

Wolf’s office touted a recent initiative seeking to expedite pardons for people with marijuana convictions.