News & Politics

Policy

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

Capitol Beat

Policy

A step in the right direction: PA Capitol’s infamous escalators to be replaced

The Department of General Services announced a renovation project for the Capitol’s East Wing that is set to be completed by August 2025.

Capitol Beat

Politics

PA becomes first state to partner with OpenAI on AI pilot program

Gov. Josh Shapiro announced the state will participate in a generative AI pilot program with OpenAI

Capitol Beat

Politics

Midstate PA Senate seats draw attention from Democrats and Republicans alike

Republicans John DiSanto and Mike Regan both say they won’t run for reelection in 2024.

Cherelle Parker

Politics

Sign truck drives around inauguration, thanks Mayor Parker for support of Israel

The digital billboard mirrors one seen outside Pennsylvania Society last month thanking John Fetterman

Cherelle Parker

Politics

Cherelle Parker sworn in as Philadelphia Mayor

Philadelphia kicks off 2024 by welcoming its 100th and first female mayor

Philadelphia City Council

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Kenyatta Johnson elected president of new-look Philadelphia City Council

Philadelphia City Council welcomed a diverse group of first-term lawmakers and new leadership

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Politics

Our picks for stories of the year

City & State’s most popular stories and what they mean to our coverage

News & Politics

Politics

Where 2023 storylines stand going into the New Year

City & State revisits ‘What’s in and What’s out in 2023’ to see where the issues stand at the end of December

News & Politics

Policy

On the Agenda 2024: State and local issues to watch

Here are the biggest challenges state and local government leaders will confront in the new year.

Capitol Beat

Politics

Keeping count of the candidates running for Pennsylvania auditor general in 2024

Democratic candidate Malcolm Kenyatta earned a historic endorsement this weekend

News & Politics

Politics

City & State’s Year in Review

Remembering the remarkable events and people from a landmark year.

News & Politics

Politics

Casey, Fetterman skeptical of $14.9B sale of U.S. Steel

Fetterman vowed to use his position and platform to block the sale.

Philadelphia Mayor's Race 2023

Politics

Parker announces picks for chief of staff and deputy mayors

Tiffany Thurman joins campaign veterans Sinceré Harris and Aren Platt in the Parker administration

Capitol Beat

Policy

13 things to know about the PA budget and other bills passed by lawmakers in December

Lawmakers finished 2023 by finalizing a budget and honoring Taylor Swift.

Capitol Beat

Politics

Democratic state Rep. John Galloway resigns, bringing House back to 101-101 split

A special election has been scheduled to fill the 140th House District seat in February 2024.

Capitol Beat

Politics

PA officials take stand against antisemitism amid Israel-Hamas war protests

Gov. Josh Shapiro spoke in Philly over the weekend, while GOP lawmakers are introducing bills to combat antisemitism.

Philadelphia

Politics

Changing of the guard in Philadelphia

Just weeks before historic changes sweep through the ranks of Philadelphia City Hall, top priorities are becoming clearer.

Policy

Policy

Two recent cyberattacks on water systems highlight vulnerability of critical infrastructure

Pro-Iran hackers allegedly hit a system near Pittsburgh, causing it to replace its Israeli-made equipment as a precaution

Philadelphia

Politics

Penn President Liz Magill facing growing calls to resign

Magill’s testimony in front of Congress – and her response to antisemitic rhetoric – sparked outcry from local and national leaders