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PA Senate approves university funding, omnibus school code bill

Lawmakers also passed a bill that would require state-related universities to release more information about their finances and operations.

General Assembly

Female senators join forces on bills to combat sexual harassment

A bipartisan group of senators is seeking to change how sexual harassment cases are handled in Harrisburg.


Opinion: The pressure is on to improve Pennsylvania’s water infrastructure

The consequences of poor, aging infrastructure are all too real – and costly.

General Assembly

PA House passes $5M expansion of nonprofit security grant program

The program was created in 2019 following the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue shooting.

General Assembly

Death penalty repeal bill advances in PA House

A state House committee approved the bill with bipartisan support on Tuesday.

General Assembly

House Judiciary Committee to vote on McClinton pardons amendment on Nov. 14

The committee heard testimony on whether to amend the pardons process outlined in the state constitution.

Capitol Beat

A stocked cabinet: Keeping track of who’s joining the Shapiro administration cabinet

Stay up to date on who’s making it through the Pennsylvania Senate confirmation process and losing their “acting” titles.

Economic Development

Opinion: Invent Penn State should get the funding it needs to reinvigorate innovation in the state

Harrisburg needs to recognize the importance of the university’s LaunchBox and Innovation Network – and invest in it.

General Assembly

Shapiro unleashes updates to state's Dog Law

The bill increases license fees for dogs and kennels in the commonwealth.

News & Politics

State Rep. O’Neal proposes rule change to limit late-night committee votes

The House GOP whip is introducing the proposal after a controversial nighttime vote was held in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives last week.

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Campaigns & Elections

House lawmakers approve bill moving PA’s 2024 primary to April 2

Lawmakers considered two bills to move the primary, but only one passed.

Capitol Beat

8 things to know about the new tax code bill passed by the PA House

The legislation would speed up the state’s corporate tax reduction and expand existing programs, among other things.

Campaigns & Elections

PA House committee advances bills to change 2024 primary date

Both bills await further action by the chamber.

Interviews & Profiles

A Q&A with state Sen. Devlin Robinson

The chair of the state Senate Labor & Industry Committee discusses workforce development efforts.

Campaigns & Elections

PA Senate advances plan to move 2024 presidential primary

A bill approved by the chamber would move the primary to March 19.

Campaigns & Elections

5 former PA governors back repeal of closed primaries

All of the state’s living former governors say unaffiliated voters should be able to vote in party primaries.


Lawmakers hear from parents, school leaders on school choice policies

The hearing comes as another legislative body plans to hold a statewide tour on education funding.