Briefs

Philly mayoral hopeful Gym apologizes for Union League visit

BY: - February 1, 2023

'I will continue to uphold the value that Philadelphia has no place for hate,' Philadelphia mayoral candidate Helen Gym said.

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. Rep. Culver elected to represent 27th Senatorial District

BY: - February 1, 2023

State Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver will fill an open seat in the Pennsylvania Senate following a special election on Tuesday.

COMMENTARY

Who paid for Shapiro’s inaugural? Who knows? | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - January 28, 2023

The Democratic governor has refused to answer questions about who paid for his inauguration festivities, raising early transparency concerns.

National Dems ready to OK new 2024 primary voting calendar, despite uncertainty in two states

BY: - January 27, 2023

Party bosses will meet Feb. 4 in Philadelphia. But it won’t be the last step in what’s become a contentious process.

Perry Co. receives ‘main street’ designation in community and economic development program

BY: - January 26, 2023

State officials and local business leaders gathered in downtown Duncannon to announce the designation, which they say will invest in towns across the rural county, including Blain, Duncannon, Landisburg, Liverpool, Marysville, Millerstown, New Bloomfield, New Buffalo, and Newport. 

Allegheny County Chief Public Defender Matt Dugan

Allegheny Co. DA hopeful Dugan calls for more collaborative, preventative approach to public safety

BY: - January 22, 2023

"In 2023, Allegheny County's justice system is in need of change. We need to think differently,” Dugan said

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All aboard the bipartisan express? | Editorial cartoon

BY: - January 21, 2023

Gov. Josh Shapiro promised a cabinet that looks like Pa. Now to get them confirmed.

Shapiro names top deputy Michelle Henry to finish his term in the attorney general’s office

BY: - January 20, 2023

Gov. Josh Shapiro has tapped a veteran prosecutor who served as his first deputy in the attorney general’s office to complete his term as Pennsylvania’s top law enforcement official. Michelle Henry joined the attorney general’s office when Shapiro took office in 2017 and served as acting attorney general since Shapiro stepped down to transition to […]

Pa.’s unemployment rate dropped to a record low of 3.9% in December

BY: - January 20, 2023

The commonwealth’s December 2022 unemployment rate is 1.6 percentage points below its December 2021 unemployment rate, data released by the state Department of Labor and Industry showed.

N.J. lawmakers ponder regulations for pet insurance

BY: - January 19, 2023

Under existing law, pet coverage is largely limited to property and casualty license holders and those who apply for a separate limited license to sell pet insurance.

In Lancaster, a celebration of Shapiro, Davis and ‘the goodness of Pennsylvania’

BY: - January 18, 2023

'Tonight is a night to celebrate Pennsylvania, the goodness of Pennsylvania,' Shapiro said after a performance by rapper Meek Mill.

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Shapiro’s nominees to public safety roles include the first woman to head the state Department of Corrections

BY: - January 17, 2023

Laurel Harry rose through the Department of Correction from drug and alcohol treatment specialist to prison superintendent.