Capitol Beat

Health Care

‘A maternal mortality crisis’ – the crux of Dems’ second ‘Post-Roe’ hearing on abortion

Dems looked at issues around abortion, the SCOTUS ruling, and how communities of color may be impacted by an abortion ban.

Education

Doug Mastriano calls for tuition freeze at four state-related universities

The GOP gubernatorial candidate says ‘families simply cannot afford a tuition hike’ in the current economy.

Campaigns & Elections

Josh Shapiro outlines his plans for Pennsylvania’s economic future

The Democratic nominee for governor is promising to cut business taxes and increase use of renewable energy.

Campaigns & Elections

Five Pennsylvania state Senate races to watch

Several races in the November election could decide the fate of the General Assembly under a new administration

Campaigns & Elections

Grove renews push for large-scale election law changes

The House GOP elections leader said continuing issues necessitate reforms

News & Politics

Lawmakers send bill reforming fireworks law to Gov. Wolf

The legislation would give municipalities the power to regulate when fireworks can be used.

Capitol Beat

Lawmakers send veto-bound transgender athlete bill to Tom Wolf’s desk

The measure would ban trans women from playing on women’s school sports teams.

Gun Control

Gun control bill once again amended and replaced with GOP concealed-carry legislation

The House Judiciary Committee voted to amend a firearm background check bill, changing it into a constitutional carry proposal.

General Assembly

How a bill becomes a brawl: The fight over the changes needed to the legislative process

City & State takes an inside look at how Harrisburg pols want to rework the way laws are enacted in Pennsylvania

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Business

House Democrats pitch bills to take on price-fixing and price-gouging

‘The act of price gouging is unpatriotic and it needs to be called out,’ said one lawmaker

Capitol Beat

GOP effort to expand poll watcher access advances in state House

Legislation from state Sen. Doug Mastriano would allow poll watchers to travel to any precinct in the state.

Labor

Labor advocates wary of classification bill despite support from gig workers

A recent poll shows ridesharing drivers want to maintain their flexibility

Capitol Beat

An optimistic Seth Grove looks to begin bipartisan talks on election reforms

Gov. Tom Wolf’s office says Grove has ‘no credibility on election issues’

Capitol Beat

State lawmakers advance measure to cut corporate taxes

GOP bill would lower corporate tax rate from 9.99% to at least 6.99%

News & Politics

Democrats fail in efforts to force votes on gun legislation in Harrisburg

In wake of recent mass shootings, Democrats accused Republicans of blocking action on gun-related reforms

Capitol Beat

House GOP jumpstarts proceedings to impeach Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner

Republicans in Harrisburg say crime goes “unchecked” under the city’s progressive top prosecutor