News & Politics

Politics

State senator wants to use Constitution to ban insurrectionists from office

State Sen. Art Haywood is looking to enforce an existing ban in the U.S. Constitution

Criminal Justice

Policy

The push to compensate those who were wrongfully convicted gets a bipartisan backing in Harrisburg

New bill would award damages to individuals based on the number of years they spent incarcerated.

Policy

Policy

Inside Pennsylvania’s proposed ‘Parental Bill of Rights,’ which critics are calling homophobic

The legislation would place limits on teachings of sexual orientation and gender identity in younger grades.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

A Q&A with Austin Davis

The Democratic lieutenant governor nominee is gearing up for one of the midterm election’s marquee races.

News & Politics

Politics

‘What a difference a year makes:’ More than 5,000 attend first Pennsylvania March for Life since Supreme Court ruling

Meanwhile, Democrats introduced legislation Monday seeking to protect and expand abortion access.

Policy

Politics

‘They are coming after you’: GOP lawmakers vow to defend gun rights at annual rally

The 17th Annual Right to Keep and Bear Arms rally featured Second Amendment advocates from across Pennsylvania.

News & Politics

Personality

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

Policy

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

Personality

‘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

Policy

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

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

Personality

Here is your Assembly Age-Appropriate Analysis

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

Gun Control

Policy

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

Policy

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

Politics

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

Policy

GOP advances efforts to privatize liquor system via constitutional amendment

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

General Assembly

Policy

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

Politics

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

Politics

Fair funding fallout

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

News & Politics

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.

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