With billions in clean energy grants on the way, states get a leg up on applications

To help school districts come up with the rest of the money they’ll need to take advantage of the federal funds, state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler is proposing setting aside enough state money to pay half of the cost of solar panels


A Q&A with Kyle Kopko

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Executive Director discusses the state and future of rural education


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

Capitol Beat

Plan to distribute $1.16B in federal broadband funds approved by state officials

The commonwealth is slated to receive more than $1 billion through the federal Broadband Equity Access and Deployment Program


Unless states act soon, the ‘AI rich’ will ‘only get richer’

A $62.7 million grant is going to a coalition of universities, philanthropic organizations and companies in southwestern Pennsylvania to increase workforce training in robotics and AI

Capitol Beat

PA State Police announce body camera pilot program

Troopers in Carlisle are testing out the body cameras ahead of a statewide rollout.


Steel city startups are set to send new tech to the moon

Local and state officials want to play a key part in the future of America’s space exploration


The CSPA Q&A: State Rep. Arvind Venkat

The freshman lawmaker – and emergency room physician – spoke with City & State ahead of the Greater Pittsburgh Healthcare Summit


The CSPA Q&A: House Health Committee Chair Dan Frankel

The Allegheny County Democrat spoke with City & State ahead of the Greater Pittsburgh Healthcare Summit

Capitol Beat

How Pennsylvania plans to deploy $1.16B allocated for broadband expansion

Officials hope to deploy those resources over the next five years.

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Pennsylvania to receive nearly $1.2 billion in federal funding for broadband development

President Biden announced allocations for the Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment grant program Monday

Criminal Justice

Bills combating porch pirates and unknown AirTags advance out of Senate committee

The state Senate Judiciary Committee advanced three bills Tuesday morning.


Experts: Pennsylvania missed identifying thousands of unserved internet areas

The Broadband Development Authority could cause the state to lose out on millions in federal funding by failing to identify broadband needs.

News & Politics

Josh Shapiro announces support for Fairness Act

The Democratic governor said Wednesday that it is “long past time” to pass nondiscrimination protections for the LGBTQ community.

News & Politics

Lawmakers want colleagues to take a chance on skill games

Proponents say regulating games of skill could raise $300 million annually.

News & Politics

Is your TikTok account hiding enemies of the state? How do you know?

Some lawmakers are trying to ban the app from government-owned devices, a move experts say will strengthen cybersecurity.


Snapshots from City & State’s Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Summit

The event brought together the region’s industry experts to discuss ongoing health care challenges.