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Justin Sweitzer

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

AG Days: Who’s running for Pennsylvania attorney general?

City & State’s up-to-the-minute guide to who’s running for AG – and who’s endorsing each candidate

Energy

Policy

Microgrids bringing maximum impact to PA’s energy landscape

Localized distributed energy systems are helping protect Pennsylvanians against power outages and high energy costs.

News & Politics

Politics

UFOs, weed grows and more to know from the budget hearings

Recapping five moments from last week’s legislative hearings in Harrisburg.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Ashley Ehasz picks up Emily’s List endorsement in 1st Congressional District race

Ehasz is seeking to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick in this year’s election.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Five For Friday: Petition edition

City & State examines some of the biggest storylines and surprises following the state’s nominating petition deadline.

Capitol Beat

Politics

Snowy Special Election: What to watch for in the 140th House District race

Voters in Bucks County head to the polls on a snowy special election day that could impact the state House majority

Politics

Trump vows to defend Second Amendment during Harrisburg speech

The GOP presidential candidate’s speech at the NRA’s Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg comes as Democrats in Harrisburg look to pass measures to reduce gun violence.

News & Politics

Policy

Five for Friday: What you missed from Shapiro’s budget proposal

The governor’s $48.3 billion spending plan calls for a wide range of new investments

Capitol Beat

Policy

10 things to know about Josh Shapiro’s 2024 budget proposal

Shapiro’s budget calls for investments in education, legalizing cannabis and gun violence prevention funds.

Capitol Beat

Personality

‘We have a lot of work to do”: A Q&A on education with state Sen. Lindsey Williams

Williams talks with City & State about the work of the Basic Education Funding Commission and how lawmakers should address all things education.

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Capitol Beat

Politics

PA Republicans call for governor to support Texas amid border standoff

Amid growing tensions between Texas officials and the federal government over border security, GOP lawmakers want Pennsylvania to get involved.

Health Care

Policy

What Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court abortion ruling means

The state Supreme Court sent a case on Medicaid-funded abortions back to the Commonwealth Court.

News & Politics

Policy

Five for Friday: Shapiro’s higher education plan

Shapiro’s blueprint for higher education seeks to impact affordability and accessibility

Capitol Beat

Policy

5 takeaways from Jordan Harris’ PA Press Club speech

The House Appropriations Committee Chair talked about the state budget, education funding, tax policy and more in Harrisburg.

Capitol Beat

Politics

A quick guide to PA’s House District 140 special election

Voters in Bucks County will head to the polls in February to elect a new state representative in an election that will determine control of the state House.

Capitol Beat

Policy

State panel advances Dem-backed report with school funding recommendations

The report suggests that $5.4 billion is needed to close a statewide education adequacy gap.

Capitol Beat

Policy

A step in the right direction: PA Capitol’s infamous escalators to be replaced

The Department of General Services announced a renovation project for the Capitol’s East Wing that is set to be completed by August 2025.

Capitol Beat

Politics

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

Capitol Beat

Politics

Midstate PA Senate seats draw attention from Democrats and Republicans alike

Republicans John DiSanto and Mike Regan both say they won’t run for reelection in 2024.