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News & Politics

On the Agenda 2024: State and local issues to watch

Here are the biggest challenges state and local government leaders will confront in the new year.

Policy

Two recent cyberattacks on water systems highlight vulnerability of critical infrastructure

Pro-Iran hackers allegedly hit a system near Pittsburgh, causing it to replace its Israeli-made equipment as a precaution

Business

Pennsylvania stands alone on clarifying BEAD plan

States will have to adhere to existing law to meet the $42.5 billion broadband program requirements

Infrastructure

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

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

Business

PA officials react to feds easing capital requirement for broadband funding

The rule, which required internet companies to put down millions of dollars upfront, would have excluded all but the biggest providers

Economic Development

Do opportunity zones work? Erie is beginning to find out

The jury is still out, but recent research has provided new insights into the tax incentive meant to lure investment to distressed areas

Education

State public education funding’s teachable moment

Following the landmark ruling that the state's public education funding system is unconstitutional, state lawmakers are learning just how difficult it will be to change it.

Philadelphia

Philly officials introduce Rental Improvement Fund for small landlords to repair properties

The program provides forgivable and 0%-interest loans to small landlords in exchange for rent stability

Economic Development

The Whole-Home Repairs program is remaking the housing landscape

The landmark initiative is helping Pennsylvanians with costly fixes.

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Infrastructure

Federal dollars, forward progress: How transportation and transit projects are picking up speed

Pennsylvania leaders are preparing to take full advantage of a once-in-a-generation infrastructure investment.

News & Politics

Leslie Richards on aging transportation systems in an ever-changing transit world

SEPTA General Manager Leslie Richards discusses modernization, federal funding and adjusting to a new commuter world

News & Politics

‘It's in everything that we do’: Wayne Langerholc talks all things transportation

The chair of the Senate Transportation Committee discussed the opportunities in drone deployment and combating crime on public transit.

Capitol Beat

Shapiro touts federal broadband funding in visit to Erie County

The governor said the improved internet access will boost the economy and improve student outcomes.

Transportation

A brief history of havoc on Pennsylvania’s highways

City & State looks at some of the most memorable highway incidents over the last 10 years.

Philadelphia

Traveling Violation

The Philadelphia 76ers’ plan to move from South Philly to Center City is drawing plenty of opposition from local residents.