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Adams's resignation gives House Democrats slim majority prior to special elections

Democrats have held a one-vote advantage several times this year amid a spate of resignations

Events

The CSPA Q&A: Pennsylvania Chief Diversity Officer Norman Bristol Colón

The practiced government administrator spoke with City & State ahead of our Diversity Summit

Capitol Beat

10 things to know about Josh Shapiro’s 2024 budget proposal

Shapiro’s budget calls for investments in education, legalizing cannabis and gun violence prevention funds.

Capitol Beat

‘We have a lot of work to do”: A Q&A on education with state Sen. Lindsey Williams

Williams talks with City & State about the work of the Basic Education Funding Commission and how lawmakers should address all things education.

Capitol Beat

City & State’s General Assembly retirement tracker

A running list of all the resignations and impending retirements in the General Assembly.

Philadelphia

After completing his own turnaround, City Council President Kenyatta Johnson looks to do the same for Philadelphia

The Second District councilmember stepped into the role of council president 14 months after he was acquitted in a federal bribery trial

Capitol Beat

PA Republicans call for governor to support Texas amid border standoff

Amid growing tensions between Texas officials and the federal government over border security, GOP lawmakers want Pennsylvania to get involved.

Health Care

What Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court abortion ruling means

The state Supreme Court sent a case on Medicaid-funded abortions back to the Commonwealth Court.

News & Politics

Five for Friday: Shapiro’s higher education plan

Shapiro’s blueprint for higher education seeks to impact affordability and accessibility

Philadelphia

New president and punctuality comes to Philadelphia City Council

City Council’s first legislative session under President Kenyatta Johnson made timeliness a top priority

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Capitol Beat

5 takeaways from Jordan Harris’ PA Press Club speech

The House Appropriations Committee Chair talked about the state budget, education funding, tax policy and more in Harrisburg.

Capitol Beat

Mapping the path forward: Legislating the next stage of reproductive rights in Pennsylvania

A proposed amendment to the state Constitution would take several years

Capitol Beat

Five for Friday: Gun control bills passed through House committee

The bills would still need to pass through a GOP-controlled Senate

Capitol Beat

A quick guide to PA’s House District 140 special election

Voters in Bucks County will head to the polls in February to elect a new state representative in an election that will determine control of the state House.

News & Politics

Eight Democrats looking to unseat Perry meet in first candidates’ forum

The candidates mostly agreed on voting, abortion rights and health care.

Capitol Beat

State panel advances Dem-backed report with school funding recommendations

The report suggests that $5.4 billion is needed to close a statewide education adequacy gap.

News & Politics

Larry Krasner files suit against law seeking to appoint special prosecutor in Philadelphia

Act 40 requires a special prosecutor be appointed to oversee criminal activity taking place near SEPTA