The new chair of Philly City Council’s tech committee wants to use data to help reduce gun violence

Councilmember Rue Landau pushes to modernize Philly’s search for solutions

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Pennsylvania among the states vying for leadership role on AI

The commonwealth is taking significant steps toward investment in artificial intelligence

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PA becomes first state to partner with OpenAI on AI pilot program

Gov. Josh Shapiro announced the state will participate in a generative AI pilot program with OpenAI

News & Politics

On the Agenda 2024: State and local issues to watch

Here are the biggest challenges state and local government leaders will confront in the new year.


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


Pennsylvania stands alone on clarifying BEAD plan

States will have to adhere to existing law to meet the $42.5 billion broadband program requirements


Pa. Supreme Court will consider whether officials’ Facebook posts are public records

A Crawford County lawyer sought school board members’ posts about an LGBTQ+ book display


PA officials react to feds easing capital requirement for broadband funding

The rule, which required internet companies to put down millions of dollars upfront, would have excluded all but the biggest providers


Roboregulation: 5 ways lawmakers are working to regulate AI

… and 5 options they should consider


A Q&A with PA Secretary of State Al Schmidt

The commonwealth’s chief elections officer discusses AI and its impact on election operations, among other concerns.

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Special Reports

A Q&A with state Sen. Tracy Pennycuick

The Communications & Technology Committee chair speaks about the future of AI in the government space

Special Reports

Bob Casey talks ‘robot bosses’ and the need to regulate AI

Pennsylvania’s senior senator discusses the challenges posed by artificial intelligence and who should be responsible for regulating it.

Special Reports

How AI is poised to impact government – and vice versa

The future is now – and the public and private sector are both working together and at cross-purposes to meet the moment

Special Reports

The battle to deep-six the deepfake threat to elections levels up

Officials are racing to outflank misinformation agents and their metastasizing use of artificial intelligence.

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Inconvenience fee: Rutter’s will pay PA $1 million, bolster security measures after data breach

The chain – a competitor of Wawa and Sheetz – first notified consumers of the data breach in February 2020.


Philadelphia attempts to put accessibility at the forefront of disability data

The city’s disability map can help policymakers deliver more inclusive and accessible services for those living with disabilities

Special Reports

The race to ensure PA remains an innovation hub

With other states fast encroaching on its turf, a new commitment to being business- and workforce development-friendly is the order of the day across the commonwealth.