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The Capital-Star’s 2022 Pa. incumbent retirement and primary tracker

By: - December 17, 2021

Reminder, the legislative maps are drafts and could change in the next thirty days. After that, there is a high likelihood of court challenges. Still, with that said, here is the latest running tally of lawmakers retiring next year, or facing a colleague to come back to Harrisburg.

LIVE COVERAGE: The 2021 General Election in Pennsylvania

By: - November 2, 2021

All day this Election Day, the Capital-Star will bring you the very latest on the 2021 general election.

More than 30 states join lawsuit accusing Google of anti-competitive practices

By: - July 8, 2021

Iowa is among 36 states suing Google over allegations the tech firm is operating a monopoly with its app store and Google Billing. In the Midwest, Minnesota, Missouri, Minnesota and South Dakota also are involved with the lawsuit, Utah v. Google. The states claim Google paid off competitors and used contracts to create a monopoly for its app store […]

LIVE COVERAGE: Primary Election Day 2021 in Pennsylvania

By: - May 18, 2021

Continuous coverage of the 2021 primary election across Pennsylvania from our staff and partners

Capital-Star wins four Keystone Media Awards

By: - April 29, 2021

The Pennsylvania Capital-Star has earned four awards for news reporting and commentary in the 2021 Keystone Media Awards, sponsored by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association (PNA).

The Capital-Star’s 2021 Voters’ Guide: Everything you need to know about Pa.’s May 18 election

By: - April 27, 2021

When they head to the polls on May 18, Pennsylvania voters will be making decisions that will impact them at ground level every day.

We tried drawing our own Pa. congressional maps. Here’s what we came up with

By: - April 18, 2021

With the Keystone State deep in the throes of the decennial redrawing of its legislative and congressional maps, the staff of the Capital-Star decided to try its hand at this incredibly important exercise in representative democracy.

Wolf to seek personal income tax hike to boost school funding

By: - February 2, 2021

(*This story was updated at 3 p.m. on 2/2/21 with new information about the administration’s tax plan, further details on its education funding plan, and comment from education advocate Donna Cooper.) Gov. Tom Wolf will ask state lawmakers to approve an increase to Pennsylvania’s personal income tax to pay for new funding for public schools. […]

Excerpts from President Joe Biden’s inaugural speech

By: - January 20, 2021

Excerpts from President Joe Biden’s inaugural address, following his swearing-in as the nation’s 46th president:

What Pa. politicians had to say about President Joe Biden’s inaugural speech

By: - January 20, 2021

In a brief speech that evoked big themes, Biden called for Americans to unite at a time of extraordinary challenge.

Live Coverage: Pro-Trump protest at the Pa. Capitol

By: - January 17, 2021

Continuous coverage from the Pennsylvania Capital-Star and across the States Newsroom network of protests at state capitols nationwide.

VOTE COUNT 2020: Continuous coverage from the Pennsylvania Capital-Star

By: - November 4, 2020

This is your destination for continuous coverage of the vote count across Pennsylvania today. Check back all day for updates.