Criminal Justice

2024 Primary

‘These fights are personal to me’: A Q&A with AG candidate Eugene DePasquale

DePasquale talks with City & State about his campaign for AG and the stakes of the election.

Criminal Justice

Philadelphia is No. 2 in exonerations nationwide

The city accounted for nearly 10% of U.S. exonerations in 2023

2024 Primary

‘If our community’s not safe, nothing else matters’: A Q&A with York County DA and attorney general candidate Dave Sunday

The Republican attorney general candidate talks with City & State about his goals for the office.

2024 Primary

Q&A with attorney general candidate Jack Stollsteimer

The Delaware County District Attorney has promoted his prosecutorial experience throughout his campaign

2024 Primary

Q&A with attorney general candidate Jared Solomon

The Philadelphia legislator is hoping to make the jump from the state House to the commonwealth’s top legal office

Capitol Beat

A running list of Pennsylvania’s State of the Union guests

Attendees will include Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle Parker, local officials and educators.

Capitol Beat

State Police officials commission investigation into Philadelphia traffic stop

The weekend incident involved City of Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs Executive Director Celena Morrison and her husband

Philadelphia

Efforts in Philadelphia to study reparations mirror attempts in other cities

The city’s reparations task force is expected to announce board members this month

Cherelle Parker

Mayor Parker has long promised to clean up Philadelphia – but how that happens remains unclear

Her early personnel and policy decisions have advocates questioning if the city will see more of the same

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Criminal Justice

Philadelphia City Council moves ahead with prohibition of skill games

City officials are tackling the issue amid legislative inaction at the state level

Criminal Justice

‘The need is great’ for money to pay public defenders, Shapiro says after proposing $10M increase

Shapiro and state lawmakers said Monday they would negotiate to make more money available for indigent defense

Opinion

Opinion: Time for a full stop on marijuana arrests in Pennsylvania

As state lawmakers debate cannabis legalization, advocates say they should bring an end to cannabis-related arrests in the commonwealth.

Technology

The new chair of Philly City Council’s tech committee wants to use data to help reduce gun violence

Councilmember Rue Landau pushes to modernize Philly’s search for solutions

Campaigns & Elections

Republican Party endorses David Sunday for state attorney general

The York County District Attorney will look to be the first GOP AG elected since 2008

Capitol Beat

5 takeaways from Jordan Harris’ PA Press Club speech

The House Appropriations Committee Chair talked about the state budget, education funding, tax policy and more in Harrisburg.

Capitol Beat

Five for Friday: Gun control bills passed through House committee

The bills would still need to pass through a GOP-controlled Senate

Interviews & Profiles

Q&A with Dan Laughlin

The Republican state senator outlines why he supports expanding the scope of the adult-use cannabis market.