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What’s next for the 23 million households no longer receiving monthly federal internet subsidy

The Affordable Connectivity Program has officially run out of money, but more than a dozen internet providers have pledged to offer plans at $30 or less through 2024 for low-income households.

Campaigns & Elections

19 for Friday: PA pols’ reax to Trump guilty verdict

We gather more than 20 reactions to Trump’s historic guilty verdict in a hush money trial.

News & Politics

National Democratic group gives key support to Janelle Stelson and Ashley Ehasz

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Red to Blue” program provides financial and organizational support to Democratic congressional contenders.

News & Politics

U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson stumps for GOP candidates in PA

Johnson traveled to Pennsylvania this week to boost Republican candidates, including U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie and Rob Bresnahan.

U.S. Congress

With only three weeks to go, lawmakers weigh ways to save federal internet subsidy

Congress is exploring several options to fund it. All face long odds of success despite widespread and bipartisan support for the Affordable Connectivity Program.

News & Politics

Campus protests foment fault lines between Democratic lawmakers in PA

Pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses have further exposed officials’ thoughts on the Israel-Hamas conflict


What contenders in the $500M Tech Hubs race can learn from the past

Philadelphia is one of the contenders for federal advanced technology investment. A decade ago, a similar program had “no measurable benefit.”

Campaigns & Elections

Ryan Mackenzie wins Republican primary in 7th congressional district

The GOP nominee will go up against Democratic U.S. Rep. Susan Wild in November

Campaigns & Elections

Five for Friday: What to watch for in Tuesday’s primary election

Several local and statewide races could indicate where voters are heading ahead of November

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Campaigns & Elections

Congressional cash: A look at fundraising in four of PA’s congressional districts

City & State takes a look at the candidates with a financial advantage heading into April 23.

Campaigns & Elections

Straw poll from Pennsylvania Leadership Conference offers early look at future GOP nominees

The annual conservative conference concluded after three days of speakers and panels


How Philadelphia plans to spend $80M in EDA Tech Hub funding

A consortium of over 100 regional organizations outlined how the "precision medicine" hub would operate

Joe Biden

President Biden calls on GOP to extend funding for affordable internet program

The Affordable Connectivity Program serves more than 763,000 Pennsylvanians

Capitol Beat

Polling memo shows Stelson with 20-point lead in PA-10 Democratic primary

However, the poll shows that 31% of voters are still undecided.

U.S. Congress

John Fetterman introduces federal Whole-Home Repairs legislation

The bipartisan bill mirrors the home improvement bill passed in Pennsylvania in 2022


Pennsylvania gets $20 million to boost broadband and device accessibility

The federal grant program is part of $279 million in broadband funding distributed through the Capital Projects Fund

U.S. Congress

Opinion: Congress should match food retailers’ commitment to women, infants and children

A program that helps millions of families access healthy food could face a $1 billion shortfall – if Congress fails to act.