Capitol Beat

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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

Criminal Justice

‘The need is great’ for money to pay public defenders, Shapiro says after proposing $10M increase

Shapiro and state lawmakers said Monday they would negotiate to make more money available for indigent defense

News & Politics

Five for Friday: What you missed from Shapiro’s budget proposal

The governor’s $48.3 billion spending plan calls for a wide range of new investments

Capitol Beat

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

10 things to know about Josh Shapiro’s 2024 budget proposal

Shapiro’s budget calls for investments in education, legalizing cannabis and gun violence prevention funds.

Budget

Gov. Josh Shapiro’s 2024 budget: By the Numbers

The governor delivered his second budget address to the General Assembly Tuesday, proposing a $48.3 billion spending plan.

Capitol Beat

‘We have a lot of work to do”: A Q&A on education with state Sen. Lindsey Williams

Williams talks with City & State about the work of the Basic Education Funding Commission and how lawmakers should address all things education.

Capitol Beat

Home Improvement, Season 2: Democrats highlight demand for Whole Home Repairs

Lawmakers call for greater investment in home repairs ahead of Gov. Shapiro’s budget address

Capitol Beat

City & State’s General Assembly retirement tracker

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

Capitol Beat

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.

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Satire/Odd News

Butter late than never

Ranking Farm Show sculptures over the years

Policy

Shapiro unveils $40M tech-centric plan to stimulate Pennsylvania’s economy

Robotics, agriculture, energy, life sciences and manufacturing are focuses of the new Statewide Economic Development Strategy

Health Care

What Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court abortion ruling means

The state Supreme Court sent a case on Medicaid-funded abortions back to the Commonwealth Court.

News & Politics

Five for Friday: Shapiro’s higher education plan

Shapiro’s blueprint for higher education seeks to impact affordability and accessibility

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

5 takeaways from Jordan Harris’ PA Press Club speech

The House Appropriations Committee Chair talked about the state budget, education funding, tax policy and more in Harrisburg.

Capitol Beat

Mapping the path forward: Legislating the next stage of reproductive rights in Pennsylvania

A proposed amendment to the state Constitution would take several years