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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.

Philadelphia Mayor's Race 2023

Rebecca Rhynhart is running to be Philly’s 100th mayor – the first female to lead the city

The former city controller has made her mastery of the city’s finances a leading message throughout her campaign.

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.

News & Politics

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.

News & Politics

Here’s what’s next in the Larry Krasner impeachment process

A look back at City & State’s top stories of 2022 and what’s happened since.

News & Politics

Scott Perry among four officials referred to House Ethics committee for potential criminal prosecution

The central PA congressman was among the chief actors in the Jan. 6 committee’s investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

Criminal Justice

Krasner hits GOP in post-impeachment presser

Krasner and Philadelphia officials criticize the impeachment effort and called it an effort to ‘silence’ voters.

Capitol Beat

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.

Capitol Beat

House committee approves articles of impeachment against Larry Krasner

Democrats call the move a ‘weaponization’ of law for ‘partisan political purposes.’

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Committee investigating Larry Krasner releases interim report without recommendation to impeach

The Philly DA maintains that the panel’s efforts are politically motivated.

Capitol Beat

‘They want to erase Philadelphia’s votes’: Krasner calls out lawmakers for impeachment probe

The Philadelphia district attorney said he wouldn’t be surprised to see an impeachment vote this month.

Criminal Justice

The push to compensate those who were wrongfully convicted gets a bipartisan backing in Harrisburg

New bill would award damages to individuals based on the number of years they spent incarcerated.

News & Politics

Following Biden’s actions on marijuana, Wolf says he can’t issue unilateral pardons

Wolf’s office touted a recent initiative seeking to expedite pardons for people with marijuana convictions.

Law Enforcement

On day one of hearings to impeach Larry Krasner, mothers of homicide victims share testimony

Crime victims’ families told of grief and trauma followed by inaction and confusion due to lack of an adequate city response.


Jim Kenney’s ban on guns in parks, rec centers criticized as ‘meaningless’ amid state’s firearms laws

Even those with permits to carry could be charged with trespassing – or worse – if caught with guns in city parks.