News & Politics

Policy

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

Policy

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.

News & Politics

Politics

2022: The Year in Review

City & State takes a look back at the major headlines from this year.

News & Politics

Politics

Allegheny County is moving ahead with special elections for vacant state House seats

A spokesperson said the county will hold elections in February barring any court decisions.

News & Politics

Politics

Cutler is sworn in as GOP leader in latest chapter of House leadership struggle

Cutler said he will schedule special elections for vacant seats – McClinton said she would do that last week.

News & Politics

Politics

Legislative agency says Democrats lack a majority in the Pennsylvania House

House GOP leader Bryan Cutler's office sought an opinion from the Legislative Reference Bureau.

News & Politics

Politics

Tug of war for control of state House intensifies

Democrats say precedent makes Joanna McClinton the chamber’s presiding officer, but GOP leaders are accusing Democrats of an improper power grab.

Capitol Beat

Politics

Austin Davis resigns from state House to focus on transition to lieutenant governor

Davis is one of two state representatives who resigned Wednesday.

News & Politics

Politics

Tracking the transition: Everyone named to Josh Shapiro's new team (thus far)

UPDATE for Thursday Feb. 2, 2023: Shapiro announces his picks for state inspector general and secretary of the Department of General Services.

Capitol Beat

Politics

Select committee investigating Larry Krasner releases final recommendations

The committee’s report includes calls to increase police funding and allow recall elections in Philadelphia.

Entertainment

Personality

Thanksgiving may be over, but we’re still having fun with the holiday

Harvesting, stuffing, curing … We imagine what Pennsylvania pols are grateful for this season.

Capitol Beat

Politics

Senate Republicans say they will begin Krasner impeachment process next week

Republican lawmakers are aiming to hold the impeachment trial in January.

News & Politics

Politics

House Republicans end session with new leaders and a bone to pick with Democrats

Republicans chose new party leaders for the first time since losing their majority in the midterms.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

PA House Democrats secure majority with Todd Stephens’ concession

Democrat Melissa Cerrato will represent the 151st House District in Harrisburg.

Labor

Policy

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate drops to 4% in October

The state unemployment rate is at its lowest level ever dating back to 1976.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

How ten-sided dice play into Pennsylvania’s post-election audit

Department of State officials rolled ten-sided dice to generate a seed number needed for a post-election audit.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Shapiro begins gubernatorial transition

The Democratic governor-elect announced three transition appointments and shed light on his future as attorney general.

Capitol Beat

Politics

House votes to impeach Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner

State representatives voted 107-85 to adopt the articles of impeachment and send them to the Senate for trial.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Senate lawmakers elect new caucus leaders for 2023-24 session. Here’s who they are.

Kim Ward is elected president pro tempore, while Joe Pittman takes over as majority leader.

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