Interviews & Profiles


The CSPA Q&A: Pennsylvania Chief Diversity Officer Norman Bristol Colón

The practiced government administrator spoke with City & State ahead of our Diversity Summit

Capitol Beat

‘We have a lot of work to do”: A Q&A on education with state Sen. Lindsey Williams

Williams talks with City & State about the work of the Basic Education Funding Commission and how lawmakers should address all things education.

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A Q&A with Rue Landau

City & State speaks with the first openly LGBTQ+ candidate in Philadelphia to be elected to city council

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A Q&A with U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle

The United States representative says the city of Philadelphia is at a crossroads.

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A Q&A with PA House Speaker Joanna McClinton

McClinton talks her first year in office, opportunities and challenges in Philadelphia and her goals for 2024.

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‘Civil discourse is expected’: Elizabeth Preate Havey discusses the Pennsylvania Society’s 125th anniversary

The organization’s president discusses how its annual New York dinner is needed now more than ever as a forum for debate.

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Q&A with Khari Griffin

A conversation with the associate attorney at Clark Hill

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Q&A with state Rep. Chris Rabb

The Philadelphia progressive discusses medical cannabis, legalization and money in politics.

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Q&A with Dan Laughlin

The Republican state senator outlines why he supports expanding the scope of the adult-use cannabis market.

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Q&A with John Fetterman

The first-term U.S. Senator discusses cannabis law and what’s holding up federal legalization

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Q&A with Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin

The longest-serving district attorney in the history of the county discusses the development of cannabis laws and local enforcement

News & Politics

Sharif Street reflects on Democrats’ general election wins

The chair of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party believes voters had a heightened awareness of the role of state courts.


A Q&A with PA Secretary of State Al Schmidt

The commonwealth’s chief elections officer discusses AI and its impact on election operations, among other concerns.

Special Reports

A Q&A with state Sen. Tracy Pennycuick

The Communications & Technology Committee chair speaks about the future of AI in the government space

Special Reports

Bob Casey talks ‘robot bosses’ and the need to regulate AI

Pennsylvania’s senior senator discusses the challenges posed by artificial intelligence and who should be responsible for regulating it.

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Q&A with PPA Executive Director Rich Lazer

The executive director of the Philadelphia Parking Authority talks about workforce issues and fixing the agency’s reputation

Special Reports

Q&A with Shannon Munro

The vice president for workforce development at the Pennsylvania College of Technology discusses what’s next for workforce development.