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PA Senate advances plan to move 2024 presidential primary

A bill approved by the chamber would move the primary to March 19.

Voting Rights

Pennsylvania to enact automatic voter registration at DMV

The commonwealth joins nearly two dozen other states in automatically registering voters

Health Care

Q&A with state Rep. Rick Krajewski

A keynote speaker at the Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Summit previews the event and his policy priorities


5 former PA governors back repeal of closed primaries

All of the state’s living former governors say unaffiliated voters should be able to vote in party primaries.

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Gov. Josh Shapiro wants you to text him

Pennsylvania’s chief executive has joined Community to send and receive text messages directly from constituents

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PA lawmakers begin discussions on data privacy legislation

House Bill 1201 would establish consumer rights related to the use of their digital data.

Gun Control

Mary Gay Scanlon joins Philly advocates in calling for assault weapons ban

The Democratic congresswoman met with gun control and public school advocates in Philadelphia Thursday

Campaigns & Elections

Lawmakers take step to give Pa. voters a bigger voice in presidential primaries

“As the fifth-largest state in the country, we should have a stronger role in this election,” state Sen. David Argall said.

News & Politics

Understanding Pennsylvania’s ongoing debate over skill games

Lawmakers are weighing the benefits and drawbacks of regulating so-called games of skill.

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The primer: Understanding how state funding for pregnancy care is going to change in 2024 – and why it matters

What the state’s decision to move away from crisis pregnancy centers means for the future of care in the commonwealth.

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A Q&A with Kyle Kopko

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Executive Director discusses the state and future of rural education


A Q&A with Dave Argall

The Republican state senator and chair of the chamber’s education committee discusses the education funding trial and the state’s path forward


State public education funding’s teachable moment

Following the landmark ruling that the state's public education funding system is unconstitutional, state lawmakers are learning just how difficult it will be to change it.


Philly officials introduce Rental Improvement Fund for small landlords to repair properties

The program provides forgivable and 0%-interest loans to small landlords in exchange for rent stability

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Business leaders, lawmakers hope for bipartisan action on permitting reform

One lawmaker said the state has a “rare and unique opportunity” to act now.

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Senate lawmakers will return this month to continue work on state budget

A GOP spokesperson said the chamber will return on Aug. 30.

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Plan to distribute $1.16B in federal broadband funds approved by state officials

The commonwealth is slated to receive more than $1 billion through the federal Broadband Equity Access and Deployment Program