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.
The Capital-Star’s staff includes veterans of the Patriot-News, Morning Call, Billy Penn, PLS Reporter, TheBurg, and Washington City Paper. Expect in-depth original reporting, videos that inform the daily discourse, 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.
The Capital-Star is part of The Newsroom, a network of state government news sites supported by the Hopewell Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity. We retain full editorial independence.