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News & Politics

PA education leaders reveal which teachers helped set them up for success

City & State walks lawmakers and advocates down memory lane in celebration of the new school year.

Technology

The ‘Trojan Horse’ and the workforce: Job threats are focus of discussion during House hearing on cybersecurity

State Government Committee hears testimony from experts on the threats facing local and state governments in the commonwealth.

Interviews & Profiles

‘A one-stop shop for home repairs:’ Nikil Saval talks up Dems’ $125M new program

Saval’s Whole-Home Repairs Program was included in this year’s state budget.

Campaigns & Elections

Independent voters make a case before state committee for inclusion in primary elections

Legislation to allow unaffiliated voters to participate in primary elections has gained more bipartisan support in Harrisburg.

Policy

The fight to put some teeth back into dog laws: A City & State investigation

Why dog licenses are key to keeping Pennsylvania’s pups – and people – safe.

Analysis

Here is your Assembly Age-Appropriate Analysis

This generational breakdown of the state legislature is one for the ages.

Gun Control

Gun control bill once again amended and replaced with GOP concealed-carry legislation

The House Judiciary Committee voted to amend a firearm background check bill, changing it into a constitutional carry proposal.

General Assembly

How a bill becomes a brawl: The fight over the changes needed to the legislative process

City & State takes an inside look at how Harrisburg pols want to rework the way laws are enacted in Pennsylvania

Budget

It’s budget season in Pennsylvania. Here are five things to watch for.

Lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf have until midnight on June 30 to pass the 2022-23 state budget

Economic Development

GOP advances efforts to privatize liquor system via constitutional amendment

Mihalek’s proposal would allow voters to decide on replacing the state-run system.

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General Assembly

Free-market think tank calls for expanded school choice policies and tax reforms

The Commonwealth Foundation has unveiled a 23-point legislative agenda for 2023

Capitol Beat

Jake Corman to temporarily take over for John Fetterman following heart procedure

The lieutenant governor had a pacemaker put in with a defibrillator Tuesday after he suffered a stroke on Friday

Education

Fair funding fallout

A look back at the state’s education funding trial and where the General Assembly can go from here.

News & Politics

House passes bill banning transgender women from competing on women’s sports teams

‘Biologically, males and females are different,’ Gleim said during Tuesday’s floor debate.