Government & Politics
Pa. mayors call on Congress to fast-track protections for Dreamers | Thursday Morning Coffee
The U.S. House already has passed a bill. All eyes are now on the U.S. Senate. The odds of an agreement before year's end remain long.
There’s nothing ‘free’ about Pennsylvania’s Freedom Caucus | Lloyd E. Sheaffer
Take it from a cancer survivor – we can’t afford to ignore this malignancy in our politics.
The Oath Keepers convictions shed light on the limits of free speech | Opinion
The jury believed that texts and other communications incited others to violent, undemocratic action in a way that required accountability.
Inside the post-election review designed to give Pa. voters more confidence in the results
All 67 counties were required for the first time to participate in a 'risk-limiting audit,' a statistical method of checking the accuracy of the election outcome.
Pa. broadband authority presents plan to improve high-speed internet access, infrastructure
The plan noted that approximately “2.6 million Pennsylvania residents in 1.3 million, or 26 percent of households—including 25 percent of Latino and 35 percent of Black American Households —either do not have access to or have not adopted high-speed broadband or may lack the skills to effectively use it.”
Pa. House presents impeachment articles to Senate; trial to begin in January
The impeachment trial is slated to begin on Jan. 18, 2023.
N.J. Gov. Murphy’s admin proposes abortion coverage mandate in some health plans
New Jersey would be the eighth state to require abortion coverage in private health insurance plans.
Advocates: Shapiro must fix Pa.’s ‘broken’ unemployment system | Wednesday Morning Coffee
An already fragile system 'crumbled' during the pandemic. A new report offers the state's next governor a path to fixing it.
How a U.S. Supreme Court case could curtail Medicaid patients’ rights | Analysis
Twenty-two Republican-leaning states have urged the court to block beneficiaries from suing.
U.S. Senate passes bill protecting same-sex marriage
Republicans voted with the chamber's Democrats to approve the landmark measure; It returns to the House.
Pa. Senate approves rules for impeachment trial, invites House to present articles against Krasner
Beginning its constitutional role in the impeachment process against Philadelphia’s top prosecutor on Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Senate approved two resolutions setting rules for the rare and lengthy process and formally inviting the House of Representatives to deliver the articles to the upper chamber.
More than $37B in disaster aid under scrutiny in congressional lame duck
The request comes on top of aid requests for COVID-19 relief and assistance to Ukraine.