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Stephen Caruso

Stephen Caruso

Stephen Caruso is a former senior reporter with Pennsylvania Capital-Star. Before working with the Capital-Star he covered Pennsylvania state government for The PLS Reporter.

General Assembly sends Wolf bill creating new Pa. broadband authority

By: - December 15, 2021

Areas that receive the funding must have download speeds of less than 100 megabits per- second, and upload speeds of 20 megabits per-second — a new, high standard championed by lawmakers in Washington D.C.

Pa. House tweaks congressional map before Christmas, hopes for fresh tidings from Wolf

By: - December 15, 2021

It unifies three split counties represented by GOP committee members, splits Dauphin County three ways.

Curriculum transparency bill heads to Wolf’s desk, who opposes it

By: and - December 15, 2021

The Republican-controlled Pennsylvania House voted along party lines 112-88 Wednesday to approve the legislation, authored by state Rep. Andrew Lewis, R-Dauphin.

W.Pa. Rep. Austin Davis to enter Pa. Lt. Gov race with Dem Josh Shapiro’s backing

By: - December 14, 2021

'I'm humbled and excited to have the support of so many of my colleagues from across the Commonwealth,' Davis said.

Pa. House moves to reform bridge naming process

By: - December 14, 2021

The House Transportation Committee voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve legislation sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence, R-Chester, that would give private citizens the ability to name roads themselves if they secure community input, collect money to replace road signs, and apply to PennDOT.

Listening to GOP lawmakers, Pa. House committee doesn’t vote on citizen-drawn map

By: - December 13, 2021

Advocates, Democrats wait to see that they've been heard on congressional lines.

Street says Senate congressional draft is fair, protects minority voters; Democrats say he sold out

By: - December 9, 2021

The Legislature must pass a map, and Gov. Tom Wolf must sign it, by Jan. 24.

Pa. House Republicans pick citizen map submission as draft congressional plan

By: - December 8, 2021

The map was drawn by Lehigh County resident Amanda Holt who has been a frequent advocate for redistricting reform.

Republicans say voter ID will increase voters’ trust in elections; researchers say otherwise

By: - December 8, 2021

Add in a lack of faith in the GOP proper, and compromise on election reforms is seemingly hard to come by.

Pa. House GOP lawmaker proposes Santa tax credit

By: - December 7, 2021

The exact scope of the credit is unclear; the accompanying memo did not get into specifics, and exact legislation has not yet been introduced.

Sunoco to pay $4.3M for spill that polluted Chester County state park; pipeline construction rerouted

By: - December 6, 2021

The builder of a controversial pipeline will be required to repair a state park in Chester County that it polluted more than a year ago with drilling fluid, according to a settlement the Wolf administration announced Monday. Sunoco Pipeline L.P., a subsidiary of Dallas-based Energy Transfer L.P., must dredge a lake in Marsh Creek State […]

Pa.’s carbon fee for power plants is ready to be enacted, but legislative agency says it can’t yet

By: - December 6, 2021

Final approval may be delayed until early January due to a technical dispute between Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration and the legislative agency that circulates new laws and regulations.