Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Exit Interviews Part 3: Jake Corman, The Leader

First elected in 1999, the state Senate President quit the governor’s race and soon will leave public office altogether

Harrisburg

Personality

Exit Interviews Part 2: Tom Wolf, The Backstop

Wolf’s veto pen has often been the only thing stopping bills passed by the GOP-controlled state legislature.

Gun Control

Policy

Democrats in Harrisburg call for gun law reforms after deadly Texas shooting

An effort to ban semi-automatic rifles failed in the state House on Wednesday

Tom Wolf

Politics

Man with a ban: How Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto tally is defining his legacy

With the exception of a flurry of COVID-related vetoes in 2020, Wolf’s use of this executive power has been remarkably consistent.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Leigh Chapman says GOP Senate primary ‘likely headed toward a recount’

Chapman is required by state law to order the recount by Thursday

Capitol Beat

Policy

Pennsylvania, flush with cash, could see surplus go down the drain

Financial experts say COVID relief funds should be reserved for one-time uses

Satire/Odd News

Policy

Should the Hershey Kiss be Pennsylvania’s official state candy?

Policymakers are set to debate this dense subject at City & State’s 2022 Pennsylvania Power 100 event

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

PA elections chief outlines issues experienced at polling places on primary day

Acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman said the state’s elections were “successful with minimal issues”

Analysis

Politics

Voter registration update: PA GOP further narrows Dems’ registration edge

If voting registration figures are a lagging indicator of partisan enthusiasm, then Republicans are heading into the state’s primaries with a major head of steam.

News & Politics

Politics

Dem strategists: Fetterman’s stroke should have minimal impact on the primary

The Democratic frontrunner said his campaign “isn’t slowing down one bit.”

News & Politics

Politics

Trump endorses Mastriano in GOP gubernatorial primary

The former president said Mastriano is “a fighter like few others”

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Your guide to the 2022 primary challengers

City & State’s list of all current legislators facing primary opponents in May

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Mailer featuring gun to head of state rep causes upheaval at a Philadelphia PAC

An attack ad targeting state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler resulted in PAC members resigning amid the fallout

News & Politics

Politics

McSwain highlights crime-fighting agenda ahead of May 17 primary

The former U.S. attorney says Pennsylvania needs a conservative outsider to handle law-and-order issues.

News & Politics

Politics

Barletta makes increased transparency in education a major focus point of his campaign

GOP candidate for governor expresses concern over sexually explicit material in schools.

Dr. Mehmet Oz

Politics

Trump visits Pennsylvania to back Oz in U.S. Senate primary

The former president said Dr. Mehmet Oz gives Republicans the best chance to win in November.

News & Politics

Politics

With months left in tenure, Wolf admin official is looking to make the most of the time that’s left

DDAP Secretary Jen Smith is preparing for her successor to take over in smooth fashion

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