News & Politics

News & Politics

Mudslinging taints Allegheny County Council race

Bethany Hallam and Joanna Doven have been trading barbs on social media.

News & Politics

Passing voter ID can help restore trust in elections

An argument for why lawmakers owe it to their constituents to put the voter ID amendment on the ballot.

Satire/Odd News

What’s in and out this year

Here’s what’s politically hot – and not – in 2023.

Elections

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.

News & Politics

Mark Rozzi eyes Pittsburgh for first stop of statewide listening tour

The House Speaker announced a tour last week to hear from residents on gridlock in Harrisburg.

Labor

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate drops to 3.9% in December

The state unemployment rate is at its lowest level ever recorded, dating back to 1976.

Analysis

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.

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.

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News & Politics

Josh Shapiro is sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 48th governor

Shapiro promised to be ‘a governor for all Pennsylvanians.’

Campaigns & Elections

Court rules State House special elections will be held on Feb. 7

Voters in western Pennsylvania will head to the polls next month to select legislators for three vacant districts.

News & Politics

Ortitay, Cephas, Gaydos, named to Mark Rozzi’s new bipartisan work group

Three Democrats and three Republicans have been picked to fix the gridlock in the state House.

From the Editor

Editor’s Note: It’s not too late for Mark Rozzi to keep his promises to the people

With the start of a new year, the powerful in Pennsylvania still have a chance to change.

News & Politics

State Senate approves constitutional amendments; future in House uncertain

The amendments include a voter ID proposal and a statute of limitations

Capitol Beat

State Senate postpones Larry Krasner’s impeachment trial indefinitely

The trial, originally set to begin Jan. 18, is up in the air following a Commonwealth Court ruling.

News & Politics

Mark Rozzi forms work group as special session stalls in Harrisburg

Special session days were canceled for the week with lawmakers at an impasse.