It’s time to fund out-of-school time

Two lifelong educators explain the value – and urgency – of including the educational progeram in the state budget.

From the Editor

Editor’s Note: It’s time to make civic education a priority

Civics instruction should be mandatory for all middle and high school students throughout Pennsylvania.

From the Editor

Editor’s Note: There is a fraught but feasible path to finding common ground between community and commerce

When it comes to 76 Place, the next mayor of Philadelphia should take some sound advice and “trust the process.”

From the Editor

Editor’s Note: Pennsylvania politicians must do more to combat the opioid epidemic

U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean’s story is a testament to overcoming incredible odds.

From the Editor

Editor’s Note: Making the argument for more newsworthy political debates

Debates offer an opportunity for candidates to distinguish themselves; but most Philly mayoral hopefuls seem to tow the same line.

From the Editor

Editor's Note: The Temple graduate student strike exposes educational fault lines

This has proven to be the most contentious and fractured fight in the union’s 30-year history.

From the Editor

Editor’s Note: Philadelphia could use a lesson in school board transparency

A mayor-appointed BOE gives the impression that board members are beholden to the mayor and his interests.

News & Politics

Opinion: State laws can prevent tragedies without penalizing responsible gun owners.

Gun violence has permeated so much of our society that we are becoming numb to it.


Say hello to City & State PA’s 2023 Advisory Board

This 16-person panel helps us select our power lists.

News & Politics

Passing voter ID can help restore trust in elections

An argument for why lawmakers owe it to their constituents to put the voter ID amendment on the ballot.

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Satire/Odd News

2023 & Me: Fake ‘family’ connections we wish were the real deal

We shook the state’s political family tree and came up with some fanciful findings.

News & Politics

Philadelphia mayoral candidates: Listen to the city’s Muslim community

It’s a solid voting bloc capable of wielding great influence this election cycle.

From the Editor

Editor’s Note: Looking back, looking forward

A 2022 to remember – and build on in the coming year.

News & Politics

Supreme Court case on state legislatures could have ‘devastating consequences’

This week the nation’s high court will hear Moore v. Harper, a case examining independent state legislature theory.

From the Editor

Editor’s Note: What Jim Kenney can learn from Eric Adams

If Philly is expecting even more migrants, better take some notes from New York City – on what not to do.


In Pennsylvania, voters decide, not politicians

Even as some politicians continue to sow doubt about elections, communities fight back.