Policy

Infrastructure

Almost a year later, Wolf and Pittsburgh leaders announce reopening of Fern Hollow Bridge

The bridge collapsed in January just as Joe Biden was set to visit Pittsburgh to discuss infrastructure improvements.

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.

Labor

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate drops to 4% in October

The state unemployment rate is at its lowest level ever dating back to 1976.

News & Politics

Pennsylvania’s highest court directs counties not to count undated ballots

Legal experts predict more lawsuits could surface in the weeks to come.

From the Editor

Editor’s Note: Don’t forget the ballot initiatives next week

They’re important if you want to have a say in how city government works.

Labor

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate drops to 4.1% in September

The state unemployment rate is at its lowest level since April 2000.

Capitol Beat

‘They want to erase Philadelphia’s votes’: Krasner calls out lawmakers for impeachment probe

The Philadelphia district attorney said he wouldn’t be surprised to see an impeachment vote this month.

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From the Editor

Editor’s Note: What happens when the levies break homeowners

An argument for seriously considering doing something about the dreaded property tax.

Campaigns & Elections

Can Pennsylvania erase property taxes without wiping out education?

The long, difficult and ongoing quest to reduce property taxes in Pennsylvania: A City & State analysis.

News & Politics

State senator wants to use Constitution to ban insurrectionists from office

State Sen. Art Haywood is looking to enforce an existing ban in the U.S. Constitution

Policy

Columnist Will Bunch talks higher education and how college has become a cultural flashpoint for people

In his new book, Bunch examines the political forces that drive people apart in what experts call the ‘college/non-college’ divide.

Philadelphia

Jim Kenney’s ban on guns in parks, rec centers criticized as ‘meaningless’ amid state’s firearms laws

Even those with permits to carry could be charged with trespassing – or worse – if caught with guns in city parks.

Policy

Inside Pennsylvania’s proposed ‘Parental Bill of Rights,’ which critics are calling homophobic

The legislation would place limits on teachings of sexual orientation and gender identity in younger grades.