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A guide to the gatekeepers: Here's who’s running the most powerful committees in Harrisburg

City & State has put together a list of all the committee chairs in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

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East Palestine was ‘H.G. Wells War of the Worlds stuff’

The February train crash along the Pennsylvania-Ohio border has people worried about their health and the future of their communities.

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Malcolm Kenyatta makes school audits an early focus of the auditor general race

A decision to eliminate a school audit bureau could resurface in next year’s auditor general race.


Opinion: PA has a cost of living crisis. Let local leaders help.

State lawmakers should eliminate a preemption on local minimum wage increases.

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Mike Zabel to resign following another accusation of sexual harassment

State Rep. Abby Major accused Zabel of harassing her last November during a press conference on Wednesday.

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5 takeaways from Josh Shapiro’s first budget address

Shapiro outlined a $44 billion budget that includes funding increases for education, policing.


Public school advocates warn lawmakers: ‘Don’t stall;’ fix the broken system now

Following the major court ruling regarding the state’s school funding system, lawmakers have some complicated equations to solve.


Larry Shifflet, Tony Williams and others talk infrastructure, transportation and the built environment

State and local leaders came together for a full-day summit focused on rebuilding Pennsylvania.

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Mike Zabel faces calls to resign following sexual harassment allegations

An SEIU lobbyist and an anonymous state representative have accused Zabel of harassment.

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PA House approves measures to provide legal relief for sex abuse victims

The vote brought a contentious week in the state House to a close, but leaves more uncertainty for abuse survivors.

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PA House starts special session as Dems, GOP spar over operating rules

House lawmakers returned to Harrisburg Tuesday to approve special session rules after an impasse stalled action in the chamber.

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Bill to end medical co-pays for incarcerated Pennsylvanians to be reintroduced

State Rep. Amen Brown sponsored the same bill in last year’s legislative session, which ultimately failed.


The making of K. Leroy Irvis, the nation’s first Black speaker of the House

His legacy lives on as the architect of important programs – and as a consensus builder who united the chamber in trying times.

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Democrats sweep special elections to take majority in state House

House session days were scheduled immediately after the elections were called.

Capitol Beat

Donna Bullock shares PA Legislative Black Caucus priorities for 2023

Police reforms, passage of the CROWN Act and raising the minimum wage are key goals this year.


Bipartisan state panel issues new report aiming to clarify mail-in ballot rules

Report recommendations include making secrecy envelopes optional and giving counties the authority to regulate drop boxes.


How Mark Rozzi has shaken up Harrisburg’s halls of power: A City & State analysis

We take a look back at one of the most head-spinning weeks in recent memory.