Capitol Beat


How Mark Rozzi has shaken up Harrisburg’s halls of power: A City & State analysis

We take a look back at one of the most head-spinning weeks in recent memory.

News & Politics

Shapiro, citing the importance of public safety, stops by PEMA headquarters for first state agency visit

Randy Padfield, who has served as director of the agency since 2019, will remain in his post.

News & Politics

As his first order of business, Shapiro undos college degree requirement for state jobs

The executive order – affecting 65,000 state jobs – came on the new governor’s first full day in office.

News & Politics

Josh Shapiro is sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 48th governor

Shapiro promised to be ‘a governor for all Pennsylvanians.’

Campaigns & Elections

Court rules State House special elections will be held on Feb. 7

Voters in western Pennsylvania will head to the polls next month to select legislators for three vacant districts.

News & Politics

Ortitay, Cephas, Gaydos, named to Mark Rozzi’s new bipartisan work group

Three Democrats and three Republicans have been picked to fix the gridlock in the state House.

News & Politics

State Senate approves constitutional amendments; future in House uncertain

The amendments include a voter ID proposal and a statute of limitations

Capitol Beat

State Senate postpones Larry Krasner’s impeachment trial indefinitely

The trial, originally set to begin Jan. 18, is up in the air following a Commonwealth Court ruling.

News & Politics

Mark Rozzi forms work group as special session stalls in Harrisburg

Special session days were canceled for the week with lawmakers at an impasse.

News & Politics

Wolf calls for special session to pass statute of limitations amendment

House Speaker Mark Rozzi said the measure must be voted on ‘without delay.’

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News & Politics

Josh Shapiro picks Al Schmidt as secretary of state

Schmidt said he will work with anyone – regardless of party - to make sure elections ‘remain free and fair.’

News & Politics

What to know about Mark Rozzi, Pennsylvania’s new House speaker

The Democrat-turned-Independent will lead a divided state House.

News & Politics

State House shocker: Rozzi to lead chamber

The Berks County Democrat-turned-Independent said he would put people above politics as speaker.

News & Politics

In email, GOP warns members against accepting deals from Dems ahead of House speaker vote

Democrats did not confirm or deny whether they had made any offers to Republican members.

Capitol Beat

7 stories you might have missed this year

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

News & Politics

New year, new bills: 10 proposals by state lawmakers coming next legislative session

Ban TikTok? Ban legislators from owning taxpayer-funded cars? These measures and more are on the table.

Economic Development

Two state lawmakers want to audit Philadelphia and Pittsburgh sports stadiums.

They say the move would reveal the true value of the teams for taxpayers.