In Senate testimony, Norfolk Southern’s Alan Shaw promises he will ‘make this right’

Shaw explained the chain of events that day as lawmakers pushed for details that led to the train derailment.

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A guide to the gatekeepers: Here's who’s running the most powerful committees in Harrisburg

City & State has put together a list of all the committee chairs in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

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Malcolm Kenyatta makes school audits an early focus of the auditor general race

A decision to eliminate a school audit bureau could resurface in next year’s auditor general race.


State and local officials press to increase rail safety regulations after Norfolk Southern derailments

Lawmakers want railroads to tell local emergency responders if hazardous materials are going through their towns.

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Mike Zabel to resign following another accusation of sexual harassment

State Rep. Abby Major accused Zabel of harassing her last November during a press conference on Wednesday.

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5 takeaways from Josh Shapiro’s first budget address

Shapiro outlined a $44 billion budget that includes funding increases for education, policing.


Public school advocates warn lawmakers: ‘Don’t stall;’ fix the broken system now

Following the major court ruling regarding the state’s school funding system, lawmakers have some complicated equations to solve.

Philadelphia Mayor's Race 2023

Philly mayoral hopefuls share their vision for the city’s arts and culture sectors during debate

Last week, candidates offered glimpses into how they would support Philadelphia’s creative and cultural economy.

Philadelphia Mayor's Race 2023

From shining shoes to shaping policy, Allan Domb is planning Philadelphia's path forward

The real estate broker and former City Council member is relying on his private and public sector expertise to attract voters to his mayoral campaign.

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Mike Zabel faces calls to resign following sexual harassment allegations

An SEIU lobbyist and an anonymous state representative have accused Zabel of harassment.

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Cherelle Parker’s latest pitch: ‘Cherelle Parker wants to be Philly’s next mayor’

The former state rep, City Councilmember and now lobbyist is banking on her legislative accomplishments to propel her to victory.

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Joanna McClinton becomes first female House Speaker after Mark Rozzi resigns

Rozzi said he was resigning because he accomplished what he wanted to do – and to make way for McClinton.


5 times Darrell Clarke clashed with Jim Kenney on policy

The longstanding Philadelphia City Council president announced Thursday he will not seek reelection.

Philadelphia Mayor's Race 2023

Rebecca Rhynhart is running to be Philly’s 100th mayor – the first female to lead the city

The former city controller has made her mastery of the city’s finances a leading message throughout her campaign.

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PA House starts special session as Dems, GOP spar over operating rules

House lawmakers returned to Harrisburg Tuesday to approve special session rules after an impasse stalled action in the chamber.

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State officials ramp up scrutiny on Norfolk Southern’s handling of Ohio train derailment

Democrats and Republicans have called for the company to be held accountable for the incident.

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Fetterman checks into hospital for help with clinical depression

The U.S. Senator has experienced depression off and on throughout his life, it only became severe in recent weeks, his office said.