Special to the Capital-Star

Special to the Capital-Star

Wolf admin panel seeks to strengthen to strengthen LGBTQ protections

By: - May 1, 2022

The Pa. Human Relations Commission proposed new rules treating anti-LGBTQ discrimination as a form of sex discrimination.

What’s the fallout from Pa.’s landmark school funding trial? | Analysis

By: - May 1, 2022

With the school year ending, and budget season beckoning, does the General Assembly go from here?

Philly City Council ‘turns the key’ on affordable housing program

By: - April 30, 2022

The "Turn the Key" program will provide 1,000 affordable houses through City Council’s Neighborhood Preservation Initiative (NPI).

Lehigh County controller: Plan to monitor ballot drop-off boxes would ‘intimidate voters’

By: - April 29, 2022

Democratic Controller Mark Pinsley is examining whether he can take action on GOP DA Jim Martin's plan.

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Pa.’s Rep. Thompson denounces U.S. House hearing on record profits for meatpackers

By: - April 28, 2022

'This hearing reeks of political points scoring on behalf of the administration,' Thompson, the panel's top Republican, said.

Philly Sen. Haywood, Mayor Kenney to discuss gun violence solutions after sit-in

By: - April 26, 2022

By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA —  Pennsylvania Sen. Art Haywood, who has been holding a sit-in at City Hall, has reached one of his objectives: a meeting with Mayor Jim Kenney for later this week. The meeting is in response to a sit-in Haywood started last week in front of Kenney’s office.The Philadelphia Tribune reported that […]

A top Pa. Senate Republican has a primary. Who’s running against him?

By: - April 26, 2022

Jarrett Coleman, a suburban Allentown school board member, is challenging Senate Approps Chair Pat Browne.

Biden taps openly LGBTQ attorney as top federal prosecutor for the Philly region

By: - April 25, 2022

Jacqueline C. Romero Romero is one of five nominees for U.S. Attorney positions President Joe Biden put forth last week.

Community College of Philadelphia, Philly Housing Authority team up to offer student housing

By: - April 25, 2022

'We are doing everything in our power to ease the burdens our students face,' college President Donald Generals said.

Federal attempts to legalize marijuana flail, even as public support grows | Analysis

By: - April 25, 2022

A majority of voters in all 50 states support the idea, but the U.S. Senate doesn’t.

Philly’s economy is rebounding from pandemic, but challenges remain, Pew analysis finds

By: - April 24, 2022

The 2022 State of Philadelphia report focused on three main areas including public health, public safety and jobs and the economy.

What we know about Philly Pride 2022. Your questions answered

By: - April 23, 2022

'We are standing on the shoulders of our Queer and Trans ancestors, working diligently to make them proud,' organizers said.