General Assembly

Capitol Beat

PA Senate advances bill seeking to discourage divestments from Israel

The bill would prohibit state funds from divesting from Israel and penalize colleges and universities that seek to do the same.

News & Politics

Capital Numbers Games

A look at the issues in play in this year’s state budget negotiations


Opinion: Investing in education is the keystone to Pennsylvania’s future

As debate continues to swirl around how – and how much – to pay for necessary investments in schooling in the commonwealth, there are clear paths forward.

Health Care

Opinion: PA’s long-term care centers are rapidly shuttering – here’s how to save them

A staffer at a soon-to-close Pittsburgh nursing home urges lawmakers to pass legislation to prevent more closures.

Interviews & Profiles

A Q&A with Department of Aging Secretary Jason Kavulich

Kavulich talks with City & State about the department’s new 10-year strategic plan.

Capitol Beat

Five for Friday: Skill Game Summer

What to know about the status of the controversial gaming machines in the commonwealth.

News & Politics

Gov. Shapiro signs distracted driving bill into law

Under the new law, using a mobile device while driving will be a summary offense in Pennsylvania.

Campaigns & Elections

19 for Friday: PA pols’ reax to Trump guilty verdict

We gather more than 20 reactions to Trump’s historic guilty verdict in a hush money trial.

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Opinion: Why Gov. Josh Shapiro’s PRESS initiative is a boon for PA’s energy sector

Leaders from Exact Solar and the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia examine how a new plan could empower PA’s energy future.

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.


‘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.


‘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.