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Snowy Special Election: What to watch for in the 140th House District race

Voters in Bucks County head to the polls on a snowy special election day that could impact the state House majority

Trump vows to defend Second Amendment during Harrisburg speech

The GOP presidential candidate’s speech at the NRA’s Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg comes as Democrats in Harrisburg look to pass measures to reduce gun violence.

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Adams's resignation gives House Democrats slim majority prior to special elections

Democrats have held a one-vote advantage several times this year amid a spate of resignations

Capitol Beat

City & State’s General Assembly retirement tracker

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


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

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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.

Campaigns & Elections

Republican Party endorses David Sunday for state attorney general

The York County District Attorney will look to be the first GOP AG elected since 2008

Capitol Beat

A quick guide to PA’s House District 140 special election

Voters in Bucks County will head to the polls in February to elect a new state representative in an election that will determine control of the state House.

News & Politics

Eight Democrats looking to unseat Perry meet in first candidates’ forum

The candidates mostly agreed on voting, abortion rights and health care.


Omar Sabir replaces Lisa Deeley as chair of Philly City Commissioners

Sabir now leads the three-member board in charge of the city’s elections and voter registration

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PA becomes first state to partner with OpenAI on AI pilot program

Gov. Josh Shapiro announced the state will participate in a generative AI pilot program with OpenAI


A sustainability-focused VC founder just took over Penn’s board of trustees

Five things to know about Ramanan Raghavendran, a University of Pennsylvania alumnus who cofounded investment firm Amasia.

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Midstate PA Senate seats draw attention from Democrats and Republicans alike

Republicans John DiSanto and Mike Regan both say they won’t run for reelection in 2024.

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Sign truck drives around inauguration, thanks Mayor Parker for support of Israel

The digital billboard mirrors one seen outside Pennsylvania Society last month thanking John Fetterman

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Cherelle Parker sworn in as Philadelphia Mayor

Philadelphia kicks off 2024 by welcoming its 100th and first female mayor

Philadelphia City Council

Kenyatta Johnson elected president of new-look Philadelphia City Council

Philadelphia City Council welcomed a diverse group of first-term lawmakers and new leadership

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Our picks for stories of the year

City & State’s most popular stories and what they mean to our coverage