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City & State

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First Read – Feb 23, 2024

PA mail-in ballots still a national flashpoint … The calculus on skill games … Israel-Hamas war impacts PA-12 primary … and more

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First Read – Feb. 21, 2024

Mortgage relief program reopening … House Committee advances affordable housing bills … Philly’s 76ers area plan … and more

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First Read – Feb. 20, 2024

Commonwealth Supreme Court takes up automatic life sentences … Biden visits East Palestine … Syringe services come up again in the legislature … and more

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First Read – Feb. 13, 2024

Shapiro accepts “event tickets and catering” from lobbyist firm … Legislators unite against a hydroelectric dam proposal … Lehigh County Moms for Liberty might be back … and more

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First Read – Feb. 12, 2024

Philly teachers most at risk across the state … Lee bests Patel in Allegheny Dems endorsement vote … Election integrity officer’s claims gain traction with the right … and more

Events

Personality

The CSPA Q&A: Pennsylvania Chief Diversity Officer Norman Bristol Colón

The practiced government administrator spoke with City & State ahead of our Diversity Summit

Capitol Beat

Politics

City & State’s General Assembly retirement tracker

A running list of all the resignations and impending retirements in the General Assembly.

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Satire/Odd News

Personality

Butter late than never

Ranking Farm Show sculptures over the years

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First Read – Jan. 29, 2024

Shapiro’s plan for higher ed … Debates heat up in the 12th Congressional District … A year after the East Palestine train derailment … and more

Commonwealth

Power Lists

The 2024 Who’s Who in Government Relations

Meet some of the commonwealth’s most influential difference-makers.

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First Read – Jan. 26, 2024

Shapiro wants to get “stuff” done … New labor deal for Westmoreland County government workers … Major retirements for the General Assembly in 2025 … and more

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First Read – Jan. 24, 2024

State Attorney General endorsements … Charter school funding in the commonwealth … Trump wins in New Hampshire … and more

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First Read – Jan. 23, 2024

A breakdown of yesterday’s Pennsylvania Press Club Lunch … Fixing basic education funding across the commonwealth … Democrats focus on Roe v. Wade anniversary … and more

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First Read PA – Jan. 18, 2024

More primary challengers join U.S. Senate and Congressional races … Another special election for control of the state house … Temple faces federal probe over antisemitism … and more