Policy

Criminal Justice

Philadelphia City Council moves ahead with prohibition of skill games

City officials are tackling the issue amid legislative inaction at the state level

Transportation

PHL International Airport gets $20.4 million grant through bipartisan infrastructure bill

The federal grant funding will be used to make energy efficiency improvements in terminals

Criminal Justice

‘The need is great’ for money to pay public defenders, Shapiro says after proposing $10M increase

Shapiro and state lawmakers said Monday they would negotiate to make more money available for indigent defense

News & Politics

Five for Friday: What you missed from Shapiro’s budget proposal

The governor’s $48.3 billion spending plan calls for a wide range of new investments

Budget

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

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.

Capitol Beat

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

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

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

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

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Health Care

What Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court abortion ruling means

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

News & Politics

Five for Friday: Shapiro’s higher education plan

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

Technology

The new chair of Philly City Council’s tech committee wants to use data to help reduce gun violence

Councilmember Rue Landau pushes to modernize Philly’s search for solutions

Philadelphia

New president and punctuality comes to Philadelphia City Council

City Council’s first legislative session under President Kenyatta Johnson made timeliness a top priority

Infrastructure

Infrastructure ‘boot camps’ help cities like Bethlehem win federal grants

The Local Infrastructure Hub has helped participating cities win millions of dollars to address pressing needs in transportation, climate, flood mitigation, rails, broadband and more

Capitol Beat

5 takeaways from Jordan Harris’ PA Press Club speech

The House Appropriations Committee Chair talked about the state budget, education funding, tax policy and more in Harrisburg.

Capitol Beat

Mapping the path forward: Legislating the next stage of reproductive rights in Pennsylvania

A proposed amendment to the state Constitution would take several years