Special Reports

Policy

The race to ensure PA remains an innovation hub

With other states fast encroaching on its turf, a new commitment to being business- and workforce development-friendly is the order of the day across the commonwealth.

Special Reports

Policy

Alternatives to college are creating a new career pipeline

An increasing number of substitutes for four-year colleges are preparing students for well-paying, in-demand careers.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Five for Friday: Summer Storylines

Revisiting the most significant storylines from the summer season

Education

Personality

A Q&A with Kyle Kopko

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Executive Director discusses the state and future of rural education

Pittsburgh

Policy

Unless states act soon, the ‘AI rich’ will ‘only get richer’

A $62.7 million grant is going to a coalition of universities, philanthropic organizations and companies in southwestern Pennsylvania to increase workforce training in robotics and AI

Economic Development

Policy

The Whole-Home Repairs program is remaking the housing landscape

The landmark initiative is helping Pennsylvanians with costly fixes.

Economic Development

Opinion

Opinion: Investing in clean energy will benefit communities and the climate

Pennsylvania is set to benefit environmentally from two major bills approved by Congress.

Economic Development

Policy

Shapiro announces $400M workforce training program

The initiative will dole out grants to companies that commit to training new employees.

News & Politics

Personality

Leslie Richards on aging transportation systems in an ever-changing transit world

SEPTA General Manager Leslie Richards discusses modernization, federal funding and adjusting to a new commuter world

News & Politics

Personality

‘It's in everything that we do’: Wayne Langerholc talks all things transportation

The chair of the Senate Transportation Committee discussed the opportunities in drone deployment and combating crime on public transit.

Capitol Beat

Policy

Shapiro touts federal broadband funding in visit to Erie County

The governor said the improved internet access will boost the economy and improve student outcomes.

Energy

Opinion

Opinion: Hydrogen energy sounds too good to be true – because it is

Although it is touted as a viable alternative to fossil fuels, research shows that it is not the climate change cure-all many have made it out to be.

Economic Development

Opinion

It’s time to blow up the minority contract status quo

The shortcomings of the current models spotlight the need for a new approach.

General Assembly

Opinion

Opinion: Skill games legislation ignores needs of older, vulnerable Pennsylvanians

AFSCME Council 13 Executive Director Dave Henderson calls on lawmakers to reject legislation that would tax and regulate skill games.

Capitol Beat

Opinion

Opinion: Skill games present a golden opportunity for Pennsylvania

State Sen. Gene Yaw writes in support of regulating skills games at the state level.

Budget

Policy

Cities face mounting financial pressures with fiscal cliff nearing

City officials are trying to prepare for two potentially devastating scenarios: a recession or the U.S. defaulting on its loans

Philadelphia

Policy

Traveling Violation

The Philadelphia 76ers’ plan to move from South Philly to Center City is drawing plenty of opposition from local residents.

Energy

Personality

Tim Ryan talks natural gas policy and the need for ‘radical pragmatism’

The former presidential candidate and current co-chair of the Natural Allies for a Clean Energy Future leadership council spoke with City & State during a recent visit to Pittsburgh.