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Our picks for stories of the year

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

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Where 2023 storylines stand going into the New Year

City & State revisits ‘What’s in and What’s out in 2023’ to see where the issues stand at the end of December

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Keeping count of the candidates running for Pennsylvania auditor general in 2024

Democratic candidate Malcolm Kenyatta earned a historic endorsement this weekend

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City & State’s Year in Review

Remembering the remarkable events and people from a landmark year.

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Casey, Fetterman skeptical of $14.9B sale of U.S. Steel

Fetterman vowed to use his position and platform to block the sale.

Philadelphia Mayor's Race 2023

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Parker announces picks for chief of staff and deputy mayors

Tiffany Thurman joins campaign veterans Sinceré Harris and Aren Platt in the Parker administration

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Democratic state Rep. John Galloway resigns, bringing House back to 101-101 split

A special election has been scheduled to fill the 140th House District seat in February 2024.

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PA officials take stand against antisemitism amid Israel-Hamas war protests

Gov. Josh Shapiro spoke in Philly over the weekend, while GOP lawmakers are introducing bills to combat antisemitism.

Education

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Penn Board Chair Scott Bok steps down following Liz Magill’s resignation

After months of increasing scrutiny and controversy over her response to antisemitism at the Ivy League institution, Magill’s tenure came to an end via university-wide email on Saturday.

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Changing of the guard in Philadelphia

Just weeks before historic changes sweep through the ranks of Philadelphia City Hall, top priorities are becoming clearer.

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GOP Senate candidate McCormick unveils China policy during Philadelphia speech

McCormick said Democrats ‘have gotten China wrong for more than two decades’

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Penn President Liz Magill facing growing calls to resign

Magill’s testimony in front of Congress – and her response to antisemitic rhetoric – sparked outcry from local and national leaders

Ethics

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Pa. Supreme Court will consider whether officials’ Facebook posts are public records

A Crawford County lawyer sought school board members’ posts about an LGBTQ+ book display

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Austin Davis elected vice chair of Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association

Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan was elected as chair of the organization.

Interviews & Profiles

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‘Civil discourse is expected’: Elizabeth Preate Havey discusses the Pennsylvania Society’s 125th anniversary

The organization’s president discusses how its annual New York dinner is needed now more than ever as a forum for debate.

Policy

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As another neighboring state moves forward on recreational marijuana, Pennsylvania remains stuck in neutral

With Ohio joining the ranks of sales-friendly states, advocates for doing the same in Pennsylvania are ramping up efforts.

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Shapiro’s first press club luncheon address: working with a divided legislature, RGGI, school funding and more

The governor said his ‘get stuff done’ attitude helped his administration hit the ground running

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Penn, Lafayette among schools under federal hate probe

The U.S. Department of Education has launched investigations into seven schools over alleged incidents of antisemitism and Islamophobia

Campaigns & Elections

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Pennsylvania’s election audit starts with a roll of the dice

Department of State officials rolled ten-sided dice to generate a seed number needed for a post-election audit.

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Sharif Street reflects on Democrats’ general election wins

The chair of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party believes voters had a heightened awareness of the role of state courts.