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A guide to the gatekeepers: Here's who’s running the most powerful committees in Harrisburg

City & State has put together a list of all the committee chairs in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

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East Palestine was ‘H.G. Wells War of the Worlds stuff’

The February train crash along the Pennsylvania-Ohio border has people worried about their health and the future of their communities.

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Malcolm Kenyatta makes school audits an early focus of the auditor general race

A decision to eliminate a school audit bureau could resurface in next year’s auditor general race.


March Madness is inescapable – even in the political arena

City & State defines some terminology for you ahead of the Big Dance – and puts a commonwealth twist on it.

Capitol Beat

Mike Zabel to resign following another accusation of sexual harassment

State Rep. Abby Major accused Zabel of harassing her last November during a press conference on Wednesday.

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5 takeaways from Josh Shapiro’s first budget address

Shapiro outlined a $44 billion budget that includes funding increases for education, policing.


Gov. Josh Shapiro’s first budget by the numbers

The governor delivered his first budget address to the state Legislature Tuesday, proposing a $44.4 billion spending plan.


Public school advocates warn lawmakers: ‘Don’t stall;’ fix the broken system now

Following the major court ruling regarding the state’s school funding system, lawmakers have some complicated equations to solve.

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Mike Zabel faces calls to resign following sexual harassment allegations

An SEIU lobbyist and an anonymous state representative have accused Zabel of harassment.

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Joanna McClinton becomes first female House Speaker after Mark Rozzi resigns

Rozzi said he was resigning because he accomplished what he wanted to do – and to make way for McClinton.

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PA House approves measures to provide legal relief for sex abuse victims

The vote brought a contentious week in the state House to a close, but leaves more uncertainty for abuse survivors.

Criminal Justice

Josh Shapiro calls on General Assembly to abolish the death penalty

The governor said he would grant a reprieve to any capital punishment warrant that comes across his desk.

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Bill to end medical co-pays for incarcerated Pennsylvanians to be reintroduced

State Rep. Amen Brown sponsored the same bill in last year’s legislative session, which ultimately failed.

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A Q&A with state Sen. Sharif Street

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chair discussed constitutional amendments in Harrisburg and much more.

Capitol Beat

From Walt Wit beer to Angus beef – here are Josh Shapiro and Jim Kenney’s major Super Bowl bets

Leaders from around Philadelphia and Kansas City are making friendly wagers ahead of the big game.

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Mark Rozzi says House will vote on rules, reforms on Feb. 21

Gridlock has prevented the chamber from approving rules and holding votes.

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Democrats sweep special elections to take majority in state House

House session days were scheduled immediately after the elections were called.