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News & Politics

U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson stumps for GOP candidates in PA

Johnson traveled to Pennsylvania this week to boost Republican candidates, including U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie and Rob Bresnahan.

News & Politics

Shapiro touts Pennsylvania as the ‘Great American Getaway’ ahead of 2026 events

The governor revealed a new state tourism brand a day before revealing programming for the America250 celebration in 2026

Decision 2024

A guide to Pennsylvania’s auditor general race

Republican Tim DeFoor and Democrat Malcolm Kenyatta face off in the race for the state’s top fiscal watchdog

News & Politics

Opinion: The Department of Environmental Protection needs to be protected from underfunding and understaffing

The majority chair of the Pennsylvania House Environmental Resource and Energy Committee outlines the crisis in the making at this crucial state agency.

News & Politics

Opinion: Congress must take action to ensure and expand voting rights

Philadelphia City Councilmember Nicolas O’Rourke writes that federal lawmakers hold the key to safeguarding voting rights.

Capitol Beat

Sen. Scott Martin talks PA budget, Senate GOP tax cut proposal

Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Scott Martin was this month’s PA Press Club speaker.

Campaigns & Elections

Five for Friday: General Assembly edition

We break down some measures approved by Harrisburg lawmakers

Campaigns & Elections

New poll shows Trump, Casey with slight leads in PA

A new Pennsylvania survey offers a glimpse into races for president, U.S. Senate and attorney general.

Capitol Beat

Five for Friday: Monitoring the fallout from Pennsylvania's campus protests

From protests at Penn to congressional action on antisemitism, we look at the top takeaways from a week of pro-Palestinian protests in the commonwealth.

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Capitol Beat

Just another roll of the dice: PA kicks off election audit the hard way

Department of State officials kicked off a risk-limiting audit of the April 23 primary election on Thursday.

Capitol Beat

PA House narrowly approves 7-day pre-canvassing bill

After a spirited debate, House lawmakers advanced a bill that would give election administrators more time to pre-canvass mail ballots.

Capitol Beat

Khalid Mumin talks education funding, PASS scholarships at press club speech

Pennsylvania’s secretary of education was a featured speaker at Monday’s Pennsylvania Press Club lunch.

News & Politics

Campus protests foment fault lines between Democratic lawmakers in PA

Pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses have further exposed officials’ thoughts on the Israel-Hamas conflict

Campaigns & Elections

Five for Friday: A way-too-early general election preview, part one

From the state’s top auditor to the U.S. presidency, we take a look at five statewide races worth watching this fall.

Campaigns & Elections

Malcolm Kenyatta wins Democratic primary for auditor general

The Philadelphia state Rep. is the first openly LGBTQ candidate nominated for a state row office

Campaigns & Elections

Ryan Mackenzie wins Republican primary in 7th congressional district

The GOP nominee will go up against Democratic U.S. Rep. Susan Wild in November

Decision 2024

How the Israel-Hamas conflict is influencing politics in Pennsylvania

“Uncommitted” votes, a push to divest from Israel bonds and a fraught congressional primary are just some of the ways the war in Gaza has come home.