Capitol Beat

Policy

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

Policy

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.

Policy

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

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

Politics

‘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

Policy

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

Personality

‘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

Policy

Ward says budget talks ongoing, Senate to return in August

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

Capitol Beat

Policy

Five for Friday: Legislators’ fall focus

What issues Harrisburg lawmakers left on the table for the fall

Policy

Policy

PA DEP receives $3M for development of building code training programs

The award will help fund training programs at career and technical schools and community colleges.

Policy

Policy

The Explainer: Defining the difference between a town, borough and city

When it comes to Pennsylvania localities, a whole lot of defining and codifying goes into determining where you live.

Energy

Personality

Tim Ryan talks natural gas policy and the need for ‘radical pragmatism’

The former presidential candidate and current co-chair of the Natural Allies for a Clean Energy Future leadership council spoke with City & State during a recent visit to Pittsburgh.

Gun Control

Opinion

Opinion: Why I'm working to reduce gun violence

With the new session and a new majority, I will renew my fight for legislative action.

Policy

Policy

Marriage equality measure gets a bipartisan backing with new bill; Dems give a renewed push for the Fairness Act

The LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus wants to codify marriage equality and anti-discrimination language into state law.

Policy

Opinion

Opinion: Dems are determined to stop voter ID, even if it comes at the expense of their top legislative goal

Let voters decide on the constitutional amendments instead of wasting time and resources on the dysfunction in Harrisburg.

Policy

Politics

Norfolk Southern has spent millions on lobbying and political donations. Will it pay off?

Lawmakers in Harrisburg and Washington, D.C. are pushing reforms to railroad laws as Norfolk Southern faces scrutiny over recent train derailments.

Policy

Opinion

Opinion: Sex education is the elephant in our classrooms

Outdated curriculums, erratic guidelines and unenforceable state standards contribute to Pennsylvania's educational shortcomings.