U.S. Congress

Transportation

PHL International Airport gets $20.4 million grant through bipartisan infrastructure bill

The federal grant funding will be used to make energy efficiency improvements in terminals

Technology

Following PA water system cyberattack, Congress still debating course of action

While some officials want the EPA to play a stronger role, others emphasized that local systems are best suited to defend themselves.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure ‘boot camps’ help cities like Bethlehem win federal grants

The Local Infrastructure Hub has helped participating cities win millions of dollars to address pressing needs in transportation, climate, flood mitigation, rails, broadband and more

News & Politics

Eight Democrats looking to unseat Perry meet in first candidates’ forum

The candidates mostly agreed on voting, abortion rights and health care.

Philadelphia

Federal funds are needed for Philly to become our nation’s biggest green city

Urban forestry initiatives have begun benefitting underserved communities

Interviews & Profiles

Q&A with John Fetterman

The first-term U.S. Senator discusses cannabis law and what’s holding up federal legalization

Special Reports

Bob Casey talks ‘robot bosses’ and the need to regulate AI

Pennsylvania’s senior senator discusses the challenges posed by artificial intelligence and who should be responsible for regulating it.

Education

Report: Student loan repayments will likely crimp tax revenue

States and cities will likely get less in sales tax revenue. Because borrowers will have less discretionary income, states and cities will likely see less tax revenue, a recent Pew report says.

News & Politics

Five For Friday: PA leaders react to Biden’s hydrogen hub announcement

Politicos, policymakers and other parties weigh in on the alternative energy investment

Transportation

John Fetterman and Susan Wild join Mack Truck workers on picket line in Macungie

The U.S. senator comes to Macungie Tuesday after previously joining UAW workers in Bucks County and Michigan

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News & Politics

PA senators call on Bob Menendez to resign

U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and John Fetterman are in the vanguard of Democrats seeking to get their colleague to step down

Campaigns & Elections

Five for Friday: Congressional Competition

Congressional matchups to watch in the commonwealth going into 2024

Transportation

Fetterman and Casey urge Norfolk Southern to join close call reporting system

The railroad said in March it would join the system but hasn’t yet done so

Criminal Justice

Two years later, Marc Fogel remains in Russian prison

The Pennsylvania teacher’s case and lawmakers’ attempts to bring him home

Business

Fetterman introduces bill to allow striking workers to collect SNAP benefits

The bill comes amid ongoing strikes from the locomotive industry to entertainment

Interviews & Profiles

A Q&A with former congressman Charlie Dent

The former congressman spoke on the state of the Republican Party and what could happen in 2024

News & Politics

A Q&A with Chris Deluzio, one of Pennsylvania’s newest members of Congress

The Democrat talks with City & State about his first few months in office, the looming debt limit debate and labor relations in Pittsburgh.