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How are state cabinet secretaries selected and appointed?

A look inside how governors appoint their cabinet secretaries.

Capitol Beat

7 stories you might have missed this year

We look back at some of City & State’s favorite stories from 2022.

Campaigns & Elections

A timeline of Scott Perry’s texts following the 2020 election

Perry’s texts with former President Donald Trump’s White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows outline baseless conspiracy theories and a plot to investigate the 2020 election results

News & Politics

2022: The Year in Review

City & State takes a look back at the major headlines from this year.

Congress

A Q&A with U.S. Rep. Susan Wild

She discusses her narrow victory, her priorities for the new term and working across the aisle.

Capitol Beat

Austin Davis resigns from state House to focus on transition to lieutenant governor

Davis is one of two state representatives who resigned Wednesday.

News & Politics

Tracking the transition: Everyone named to Josh Shapiro's new team (thus far)

UPDATE for Friday, Jan. 13, 2023: Shapiro names staff appointments and his picks to lead PEMA and the State Police.

News & Politics

Josh Shapiro hires longtime aide Dana Fritz as chief of staff

Serving as Shapiro’s top adviser, Fritz will help build a new administration in Harrisburg.

Campaigns & Elections

Patriot Polling, the brainchild of teenagers, is making its mark on the political surveying landscape

How two high school students formed their own polling firm and captured the eye of the nation’s polling pros.

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PA House Democrats secure majority with Todd Stephens’ concession

Democrat Melissa Cerrato will represent the 151st House District in Harrisburg.

Campaigns & Elections

How ten-sided dice play into Pennsylvania’s post-election audit

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

Campaigns & Elections

Shapiro begins gubernatorial transition

The Democratic governor-elect announced three transition appointments and shed light on his future as attorney general.

Campaigns & Elections

Senate lawmakers elect new caucus leaders for 2023-24 session. Here’s who they are.

Kim Ward is elected president pro tempore, while Joe Pittman takes over as majority leader.

Capitol Beat

Kim Ward becomes first woman to be appointed president pro tempore of the state Senate

The Westmoreland County Republican will succeed Jake Corman after spending the past two years as the Senate’s first female majority leader.

Campaigns & Elections

Here’s what Doug Mastriano said – and didn’t say – in his concession speech

Mastriano wished Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro well and said the state is in need of election law changes.

Campaigns & Elections

5 storylines to follow in the wake of Pennsylvania’s midterm elections

A recap of some of the major themes coming out of Election Day.