News & Politics

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.

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.

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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.

Philadelphia

SEPTA signs agreement to make it easier for minority-owned businesses to work with the transit system

Philly and Chicago have signed an agreement that would allow small and minority-owned businesses to work for both agencies under one certification.

News & Politics

Wolf calls for special session to pass statute of limitations amendment

House Speaker Mark Rozzi said the measure must be voted on ‘without delay.’

Scott Perry

What we know about Scott Perry and Doug Mastriano’s involvement in January 6

Two PA Republicans played a role in casting doubt on the election results and helped further efforts to overturn the 2020 election.