Policy

Abortion

Post-Roe Pennsylvania: How we got here and what could happen next

State political leaders are split over the impacts of the decision.

Congress

Toomey, Senate colleagues applauded for bipartisan effort addressing gun violence

Pat Toomey was among the Republicans who worked behind closed doors to get the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act through the Senate.

Business

House Democrats pitch bills to take on price-fixing and price-gouging

‘The act of price gouging is unpatriotic and it needs to be called out,’ said one lawmaker

Budget

Philadelphia’s $5.8 billion budget by the numbers

Final approval of the city’s budget includes increased spending for police, anti-violence programs and property tax relief

Education

Members of the LGBTQ community denounce new, so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bills

Two GOP-backed bills aimed at giving parents control over when their kids learn about sexual orientation is drawing ire

Capitol Beat

GOP effort to expand poll watcher access advances in state House

Legislation from state Sen. Doug Mastriano would allow poll watchers to travel to any precinct in the state.

Labor

Labor advocates wary of classification bill despite support from gig workers

A recent poll shows ridesharing drivers want to maintain their flexibility

Public Safety

Fang mail: Pennsylvania ranked fourth among states in the number of dog attacks on postal workers

USPS report shows more than 5,4000 mail carriers nationwide were wounded by canines last year.

Health Care

Casey, Houlahan call on Congress to address rising health care costs

The Democratic lawmakers joined advocates pushing for further investments in care and reductions in health care costs

Capitol Beat

An optimistic Seth Grove looks to begin bipartisan talks on election reforms

Gov. Tom Wolf’s office says Grove has ‘no credibility on election issues’

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Capitol Beat

State lawmakers advance measure to cut corporate taxes

GOP bill would lower corporate tax rate from 9.99% to at least 6.99%

News & Politics

Democrats fail in efforts to force votes on gun legislation in Harrisburg

In wake of recent mass shootings, Democrats accused Republicans of blocking action on gun-related reforms

Economic Development

GOP advances efforts to privatize liquor system via constitutional amendment

Mihalek’s proposal would allow voters to decide on replacing the state-run system.

Capitol Beat

‘A declaration of war’: GOP lawmakers eviscerate PennDOT’s bridge tolling plan

Lawmakers and business leaders called on the Wolf administration to end the plan

Public Safety

In wake of South Street shooting, an existential threat to businesses

City officials and police are weighing options that ensure public safety while not hampering businesses on South Street

General Assembly

Free-market think tank calls for expanded school choice policies and tax reforms

The Commonwealth Foundation has unveiled a 23-point legislative agenda for 2023

News & Politics

Despite bipartisan support, it’s unclear what’s holding up the Fairness Act in Harrisburg

As many are celebrating Pride month, LGBTQ Pennsylvanians are continuing the fight for protections from discrimination.