Philly Chambers, minority firms call for business and wage tax cuts
The cuts will allow city businesses to grow, hire, and give workers a reduction in their taxes, one city business leader said.
U.S. Supreme Court order could impact narrow Pa. GOP U.S. Senate race
Lawyers for the candidates appeared in Commonwealth Court earlier Tuesday to argue whether timely — yet undated — ballots should count toward final results.
Philly Councilmember Johnson floats property tax relief plan
If approved, the average homeowner would see their savings double from the current $629 to $1,260 under Johnson's plan.
Russia says ‘Nyet’ to any more visits from hundreds of members of Congress, including Pa.
WASHINGTON — Hundreds of members of Congress are permanently banned from visiting Russia, in retaliation for passing economic sanctions on the country after it invaded Ukraine in late February. The list includes nearly 1,000 Americans, including President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, along with celebrities such as actor Morgan Freeman, executives such as Microsoft […]
Philly’s reassessment hurting African Americans, seniors on fixed incomes
By Stephen Williams PHILADELPHIA — Rosalee Cooper, president of the Ridge Allegheny Hunting Park Association, says many of her neighbors are worried and confused about the city’s reassessment of their homes. When she checked on the city’s website, the value of her home was $127,000, about double from last year, when it was $64,000. “That […]
U.S. Senate Republicans block bill requiring agencies monitor domestic terrorism
As is often the case, Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators, Democrat Bob Casey Jr., and Republican Pat Toomey, who is retiring at year's end, split on the vote.
What to know about the Pa. GOP U.S. Senate race recount
The margin between GOP candidates Mehmet Oz and Dave McCormick is enough to trigger an automatic statewide recount, with less than 0.5 percent of the vote separating them as of Thursday afternoon.
Lancaster Co. lawmakers, hopefuls prepare for renewed debate on gun violence reduction bills
'There is no safety as long as any of us lives in fear,' Democratic House candidate Ismail Smith-Wade-El told the Capital-Star.
Bill allowing personal testing equipment, Fentanyl test strips passes House committee
Current state law categorizes “testing equipment used, intended for use or designed for use in identifying or in analyzing the strength, effectiveness or purity of controlled substances” as “drug paraphernalia.”
Pa. GOP U.S. Senate primary race headed for a recount
Unofficial results for the contest from all 67 counties show Oz with 419,365 votes and McCormick with 418,463 votes.
CDC updates COVID-19 vaccine booster guidance as case counts rise
In a statement issued last week, the CDC expanded second booster eligibility for individuals 12 or older who are immunocompromised and those ages 50 and older. The agency cited a nationwide increase in COVID-19 cases as the reason for the update to the eligibility guidelines.