General Assembly

Capitol Beat

PA House narrowly approves 7-day pre-canvassing bill

After a spirited debate, House lawmakers advanced a bill that would give election administrators more time to pre-canvass mail ballots.

Capitol Beat

Khalid Mumin talks education funding, PASS scholarships at press club speech

Pennsylvania’s secretary of education was a featured speaker at Monday’s Pennsylvania Press Club lunch.

Events

‘We can move the needle’: Leaders converge in Harrisburg for 2024 PA Energy Summit

Lawmakers, labor leaders and energy industry stakeholders met for the half-day conference.

Criminal Justice

Opinion: Pennsylvania should make ‘Little Scandinavia’ at SCI Chester permanent

The pilot project represents a groundbreaking shift towards a more humane, rehabilitative prison system.

Technology

‘We are now entering a brave new world’: PA House passes AI disclosure bill

Lawmakers in the Pennsylvania House voted 146-54 to approve a bill requiring disclosures on content generated by artificial intelligence.

Capitol Beat

Josh Shapiro calls on PA Senate to pass medical debt relief legislation

The governor’s 2024-25 budget calls for a $4M investment in medical debt relief.

General Assembly

PA House GOP lawmakers plan to pursue expanded voter ID

Republicans say they will use a legislative maneuver to force a floor vote on the measure.

Capitol Beat

Five for Friday: Harrisburg storylines you may have missed

City & State breaks down five moves that shaped policy discussion this week

Capitol Beat

Josh Shapiro announces new plan to cap emissions in Pennsylvania

The governor promised to pull Pennsylvania out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative if lawmakers approve a state-specific plan to cut emissions.

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News & Politics

Five for Friday: Pennsylvania’s presidential power

Biden’s State of the Union and campaign plans have the commonwealth written all over them

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

‘There's got to be an all-of-the-above strategy’: PA Senate GOP Leader Joe Pittman talks energy policy in Pennsylvania

Pittman discusses the future of Pennsylvania’s cap-and-trade plan and what energy issues could find bipartisan support in the General Assembly.

Capitol Beat

Snowy Special Election: What to watch for in the 140th House District race

Voters in Bucks County head to the polls on a snowy special election day that could impact the state House majority

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.

Capitol Beat

10 things to know about Josh Shapiro’s 2024 budget proposal

Shapiro’s budget calls for investments in education, legalizing cannabis and gun violence prevention funds.

Capitol Beat

City & State’s General Assembly retirement tracker

A running list of all the resignations and impending retirements in the General Assembly.