Policy

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.

Transportation

PennDOT finalizes agreement to expand passenger rail service in western PA

The finalized agreement with Norfolk Southern would add an additional trip between New York and Pittsburgh.

Health Care

Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Summit welcomes the region’s top healthcare experts and officials

The summit’s panels focused on elder care, innovations in primary care delivery and more

Gun Control

Mary Gay Scanlon joins Philly advocates in calling for assault weapons ban

The Democratic congresswoman met with gun control and public school advocates in Philadelphia Thursday

Campaigns & Elections

Lawmakers take step to give Pa. voters a bigger voice in presidential primaries

“As the fifth-largest state in the country, we should have a stronger role in this election,” state Sen. David Argall said.

Capitol Beat

The primer: Understanding how state funding for pregnancy care is going to change in 2024 – and why it matters

What the state’s decision to move away from crisis pregnancy centers means for the future of care in the commonwealth.

Education

Colleges and their students register the need for course correction

With the economy and needs changing in classrooms and administrations alike, stakeholders want to make sure colleges and universities adapt with them.

MagazineShow All

Policy

Millions of federal dollars slated for 54 EV charging projects across Pennsylvania

Fifty-four projects in 35 counties selected for $33.8 million in conditional awards for the federal National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program

Policy

Fund with numbers: Basic Education Funding Commission to go on tour

Lawmakers will meet in Allentown on Sept. 12 to kick off the statewide tour.

Capitol Beat

‘Today is a day to celebrate’: PA officials tout universal school breakfast program

All schools in the commonwealth will be able to provide free breakfast to students beginning this year.

Infrastructure

Federal dollars, forward progress: How transportation and transit projects are picking up speed

Pennsylvania leaders are preparing to take full advantage of a once-in-a-generation infrastructure investment.

News & Politics

‘It's in everything that we do’: Wayne Langerholc talks all things transportation

The chair of the Senate Transportation Committee discussed the opportunities in drone deployment and combating crime on public transit.

Capitol Beat

Ward says budget talks ongoing, Senate to return in August

Republicans are ‘actively negotiating’ with Gov. Josh Shapiro’s administration.