Congress

Policy

Mayors fret over the possibility of ARPA fund clawbacks

Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti said the city is using ARPA money to help certain businesses raise workers’ pay.

Congress

Policy

Congress rolls out $1.7 trillion spending deal in race to Friday deadline

House Republicans, including U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, want Senate Republicans to block the spending bill.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

‘A one-stop shop for home repairs:’ Nikil Saval talks up Dems’ $125M new program

Saval’s Whole-Home Repairs Program was included in this year’s state budget.

News & Politics

Politics

Mastriano’s education funding plan would devastate PA’s public schools, advocates say

‘We would have to be insane to support what (Mastriano) is offering’ said Ed Albert of the PA Association of Rural and Small Schools.

Policy

Policy

The fight to put some teeth back into dog laws: A City & State investigation

Why dog licenses are key to keeping Pennsylvania’s pups – and people – safe.

Budget

Policy

State lawmakers praised this year’s budget as historic. Here’s what’s in it.

This year’s state budget includes more cash for education, a business tax cut and some changes to the state’s election laws.

Budget

Policy

The new state budget brings changes to Pennsylvania’s election laws

For one thing, counties will no longer be able to accept third-party grants to fund elections.

Environment

Policy

State budget will give environmental efforts a funding boost, advocates, lawmakers say

The spending plan the General Assembly approved last week includes $220 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to establish a clean streams fund.

Budget

Policy

Senate lawmakers approve ‘historic’ state budget, raft of constitutional amendments

The measures were approved after extensive debate in the legislature’s upper chamber.

Budget

Policy

House lawmakers approve $45.2 billion state budget proposal

Still waiting on the Senate, but House leadership called the plan a responsible one that ‘takes care of people.’

This week's headlines

Politics

This week’s headlines: Budget talks continue as lawmakers focus on school curricula

A roundup of the week’s political news with no shortage of surprises during budget season.

Budget

Policy

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

Budget

Politics

It’s budget season in Pennsylvania. Here are five things to watch for.

Lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf have until midnight on June 30 to pass the 2022-23 state budget

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