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Justin Sweitzer

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Politics

Democratic state Reps. Bullock, Kinsey resign from PA House

Democrats will maintain their majority due to a provision in the House rules.

Capitol Beat

Policy

9 takeaways from Pennsylvania’s 2024-25 state budget

City & State’s guide to what is – and isn’t – being funded over the next fiscal year.

Capitol Beat

Policy

10 bills passed by PA lawmakers this budget cycle

As budget negotiations continue, state lawmakers have kept busy by passing a flurry of bills.

Politics

Politics

Sage advice: PA’s senior politicos dish on what their successors should – and shouldn’t do

Words of wisdom from both parties for the next generation of policymakers and public officials.

News & Politics

Politics

Jill Biden stops in Allentown with U.S. Rep. Wild, Congressional Hispanic Caucus

The event marked the 11th stop of the caucus’s “CHC On The Road” tour.

Capitol Beat

Policy

PA Senate advances bill seeking to discourage divestments from Israel

The bill would prohibit state funds from divesting from Israel and penalize colleges and universities that seek to do the same.

News & Politics

Policy

Capital Numbers Games

A look at the issues in play in this year’s state budget negotiations

Interviews & Profiles

Policy

A Q&A with Department of Aging Secretary Jason Kavulich

Kavulich talks with City & State about the department’s new 10-year strategic plan.

News & Politics

Personality

A Q&A with Senate Committee on Aging Chair Bob Casey

Casey discusses the most pressing issues facing America’s seniors.

Capitol Beat

Policy

Five for Friday: Skill Game Summer

What to know about the status of the controversial gaming machines in the commonwealth.

Policy

Policy

Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle Parker signs $6.37B ‘One Philly’ budget

Parker and City Council celebrated investments in public safety, cleanup initiatives and education.

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News & Politics

Politics

Five for Friday: Presidential campaigns in the commonwealth

Both the major party and third party candidates are seeking to make an impression in the Keystone State

News & Politics

Policy

Gov. Shapiro signs distracted driving bill into law

Under the new law, using a mobile device while driving will be a summary offense in Pennsylvania.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

19 for Friday: PA pols’ reax to Trump guilty verdict

We gather more than 20 reactions to Trump’s historic guilty verdict in a hush money trial.

News & Politics

Politics

National Democratic group gives key support to Janelle Stelson and Ashley Ehasz

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Red to Blue” program provides financial and organizational support to Democratic congressional contenders.

Capitol Beat

Policy

A Q&A with state Sen. Jarrett Coleman

Coleman talks all things economic development, including his bill to create a regulatory sandbox in Pennsylvania.

Policy

Policy

Future tense: The Shapiro administration tries to plan the state economy over the next decade

How the administration’s new economic development strategy can impact the state’s outlook depends on who’s doing the talking.

Capitol Beat

Politics

National Democratic group spotlights its “must-win” PA races in 2024

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee unveiled 19 candidates from across the state that the organization says will be key to building power in Harrisburg.

News & Politics

Politics

U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson stumps for GOP candidates in PA

Johnson traveled to Pennsylvania this week to boost Republican candidates, including U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie and Rob Bresnahan.