Stephen Caruso

Stephen Caruso

Stephen Caruso is the Capital-Star's House reporter. He previously covered Pennsylvania state government for The PLS Reporter. You can reach him at 845-891-4306.

Shapiro says there is ‘not a chance’ he resigns as attorney general amid Gov run

By: - October 16, 2021

There is "not a chance" he steps down, Shapiro told reporters after a campaign event Saturday in Harrisburg. He added that there is "too much work to do in the AG's office, so I'm going to keep doing that work."

Prison guards’ lawsuit against Wolf admin’s vax policy thrown out

By: - October 15, 2021

A state appeals court has thrown out a lawsuit challenging Gov. Tom Wolf’s vaccine-or-test requirement for prison guards, among thousands of other state employees in congregate settings. In a Sept. 28 decision, a three-judge panel of the Commonwealth Court dismissed the challenge, brought by the Pennsylvania State Correctional Officers Association, which represents 11,000 prison workers, […]

Capital-Star Q+A: Gov. candidate Jason Monn thinks Harrisburg needs an everyman

By: - October 15, 2021

The self-described a 'nobody from nowhere' from Erie County talked vaccine mandates and his leadership style.

The Democratic establishment is behind Josh Shapiro for governor. Will Pa. follow?

By: - October 13, 2021

Shapiro said he has "been in the game. I have taken on the powerful and I’ve held them accountable. I’ve gotten real things done for the people."

Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro will seek Democratic nod for governor in 2022

By: - October 11, 2021

There have been been low-key efforts to recruit a progressive primary challenger, but they haven't been successful.

Your statewide voters guide for the 2021 general election in Pennsylvania

By: and - October 10, 2021

Every year is an election year in Pennsylvania, and that includes 2021.

GOP Rep. Dowling in ‘serious but stable condition’ after car accident

By: - October 7, 2021

State Rep. Matt Dowling, a third term state representative from Fayette County, was in the accident on his way to a caucus political event.

Pa. lawmakers have been busy. But did they get anything done? That depends

By: - October 7, 2021

Despite some major gaps. GOP House leaders defended their record so far during this fall's legislative session.

Shapiro files criminal charges against Energy Transfer in construction of Mariner East 2 pipeline

By: - October 5, 2021

The charges accuse the Texas-based pipeline company of using unauthorized chemicals in their drilling fluid, releasing it into state water, and not reporting the spills.

Pa. House passes bill to expand open records requests for state health data

By: - October 4, 2021

Rep. Craig Staat’s open records proposal now heads to the state Senate.

Wolf signs bill extending waivers for hundreds of state regulations

By: - September 30, 2021

Some of the extended suspensions also encourage the use of tele-health services by waiving requirements for in-person medical care in certain settings.

Pa. House GOP splits, votes down vouchers for closed schools, mask requirements

By: - September 30, 2021

The conflicts at play in Sonney’s amendment and DelRosso’s underlying bill — between public and private education, and how to respond to the pandemic — join one long running debate with a more current flash point.