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Five for Friday: Presidential campaigns in the commonwealth

Both the major party and third party candidates are seeking to make an impression in the Keystone State


The CSPA Q&A: Michael Carroll

Philadelphia’s deputy director for infrastructure spoke with City & State ahead of the 2024 Building Infrastructure Summit

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Gov. Shapiro signs distracted driving bill into law

Under the new law, using a mobile device while driving will be a summary offense in Pennsylvania.

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Fairness Pennsylvania looks to bring LGBTQ+ lobbying to Harrisburg

The newly formed statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights nonprofit organization hopes to raise the voices of LGBTQ+ in the state Capitol

Campaigns & Elections

19 for Friday: PA pols’ reax to Trump guilty verdict

We gather more than 20 reactions to Trump’s historic guilty verdict in a hush money trial.

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National Democratic group gives key support to Janelle Stelson and Ashley Ehasz

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Red to Blue” program provides financial and organizational support to Democratic congressional contenders.


Future tense: The Shapiro administration tries to plan the state economy over the next decade

How the administration’s new economic development strategy can impact the state’s outlook depends on who’s doing the talking.

Capitol Beat

National Democratic group spotlights its “must-win” PA races in 2024

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee unveiled 19 candidates from across the state that the organization says will be key to building power in Harrisburg.

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U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans being treated for minor stroke

The Philadelphia Democrat said he expects to return to Washington in six weeks

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Philadelphia City Council approves bill to ease streetery setup

Council passed legislation to streamline the streetery approval process and create ‘navigators’ to help businesses through red tape.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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