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.
Since our launch in February 2019, the Capital-Star has emerged as a go-to source for 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, Pittsburgh, and Northeastern Pennsylvania, we can deliver breaking news from the furthest corners of the Commonwealth directly to your desktop or mobile device. Our 3-person Washington D.C. Bureau provides a critical Pennsylvania lens on national issues.
And 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 grants and a coalition of donors and readers.