A Q&A with Dave Argall

The Republican state senator and chair of the chamber’s education committee discusses the education funding trial and the state’s path forward

Capitol Beat

Plan to distribute $1.16B in federal broadband funds approved by state officials

The commonwealth is slated to receive more than $1 billion through the federal Broadband Equity Access and Deployment Program

Economic Development

Opinion: Investing in clean energy will benefit communities and the climate

Pennsylvania is set to benefit environmentally from two major bills approved by Congress.

Economic Development

Shapiro announces $400M workforce training program

The initiative will dole out grants to companies that commit to training new employees.


Fetterman introduces bill to allow striking workers to collect SNAP benefits

The bill comes amid ongoing strikes from the locomotive industry to entertainment

Capitol Beat

How Pennsylvania plans to deploy $1.16B allocated for broadband expansion

Officials hope to deploy those resources over the next five years.


Pennsylvania to receive nearly $1.2 billion in federal funding for broadband development

President Biden announced allocations for the Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment grant program Monday


Experts: Pennsylvania missed identifying thousands of unserved internet areas

The Broadband Development Authority could cause the state to lose out on millions in federal funding by failing to identify broadband needs.

News & Politics

Opinion: The deadly serious consequences of illegal employee misclassification

Low wages and employee misclassification often go hand-in-hand with unsafe job sites where safety rules are sometimes ignored.

News & Politics

Biden names Malcolm Kenyatta, Chad Dion Lassiter to presidential commission

Kenyatta was named chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans.

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News & Politics

Worried about a recession, Joe Pittman says PA must be ‘judicious’ with the next state budget

The state Senate majority leader also acknowledged areas of common ground for Republicans and Gov. Josh Shapiro.

Capitol Beat

Josh Shapiro says he’s cracking down on wage theft, worker misclassification

The governor and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy are readying a task force to fix what they say is a big problem.

From the Editor

Editor’s Note: There is a fraught but feasible path to finding common ground between community and commerce

When it comes to 76 Place, the next mayor of Philadelphia should take some sound advice and “trust the process.”

Health Care

Nurses needed now: Solutions to a long-running staffing crisis have been hard to come by.

Hospitals and nursing homes hope turnover in Harrisburg means change for the struggling industry.

News & Politics

Shapiro, citing the importance of public safety, stops by PEMA headquarters for first state agency visit

Randy Padfield, who has served as director of the agency since 2019, will remain in his post.

News & Politics

As his first order of business, Shapiro undos college degree requirement for state jobs

The executive order – affecting 65,000 state jobs – came on the new governor’s first full day in office.