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Opinion: Why Gov. Josh Shapiro’s PRESS initiative is a boon for PA’s energy sector

Leaders from Exact Solar and the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia examine how a new plan could empower PA’s energy future.

Criminal Justice

Opinion: Pennsylvania should make ‘Little Scandinavia’ at SCI Chester permanent

The pilot project represents a groundbreaking shift towards a more humane, rehabilitative prison system.

Policy

Cherelle Parker’s $6.29 billion budget – by the numbers

The Philadelphia mayor is delivering her budget plan to City Council Thursday

Capitol Beat

State Police officials commission investigation into Philadelphia traffic stop

The weekend incident involved City of Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs Executive Director Celena Morrison and her husband

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania gets $20 million to boost broadband and device accessibility

The federal grant program is part of $279 million in broadband funding distributed through the Capital Projects Fund

Ask the Experts

‘We have no time to waste’: Fighting back against the maternal mortality crisis for women of color

City & State talks with three experts about how to improve maternal health for women of color in the commonwealth

Capitol Beat

Shapiro taps Al Schmidt to lead new election threats task force

The task force is designed to improve communication among government entities and mitigate election-related threats.

Capitol Beat

‘There's got to be an all-of-the-above strategy’: PA Senate GOP Leader Joe Pittman talks energy policy in Pennsylvania

Pittman discusses the future of Pennsylvania’s cap-and-trade plan and what energy issues could find bipartisan support in the General Assembly.

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Cherelle Parker

Mayor Parker has long promised to clean up Philadelphia – but how that happens remains unclear

Her early personnel and policy decisions have advocates questioning if the city will see more of the same

Opinion

Opinion: Time for a full stop on marijuana arrests in Pennsylvania

As state lawmakers debate cannabis legalization, advocates say they should bring an end to cannabis-related arrests in the commonwealth.

Budget

Philly Dems: SEPTA boost just one highlight for city in Shapiro budget proposal

The governor proposed a $283 million increase in transit funding statewide

Policy

Shapiro unveils $40M tech-centric plan to stimulate Pennsylvania’s economy

Robotics, agriculture, energy, life sciences and manufacturing are focuses of the new Statewide Economic Development Strategy

News & Politics

Our picks for stories of the year

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

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

Policy

As another neighboring state moves forward on recreational marijuana, Pennsylvania remains stuck in neutral

With Ohio joining the ranks of sales-friendly states, advocates for doing the same in Pennsylvania are ramping up efforts.

Policy

Shapiro announces development of new statewide economic development plan

The governor also announced the creation of a $10 million pilot program to spur business growth.