The Pennsylvania Capital-Star is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news site dedicated to honest and aggressive coverage of state government, politics and policy.
The nearly 13 million people who call the commonwealth home depend on their interests being safeguarded by one of the nation’s largest, most expensive, and often inefficient and corrupt full-time state legislatures. The actions of the legislative, executive and judicial branches touch on almost every aspect of Pennsylvanians’ daily lives.
At a time with regrettably fewer eyes on Harrisburg, the Capital-Star is a new voice that holds the powerful to account and amplifies the stories of the powerless.
Expect in-depth original reporting, explainers on complex topics, features that ground policy debates, as well as progressive commentary on a range of issues. What you won’t find? Ads, pop-ups, or a paywall.
Thanks to our partnerships with news organizations across the state, and correspondents in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, we can deliver breaking news from the furthest corners of Pennsylvania directly to your desktop or mobile device. Our daily Morning Coffee newsletter is the agenda-setter for Pennsylvania’s political conversation.
The Capital-Star’s staff includes veterans of PennLive/ThePatriot-News, Harrisburg/Lehigh Valley Magazine, the PLS Reporter, and TheBurg.
The Capital-Star is part of States Newsroom, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by a coalition of donors.
Read our ethics policy here.