Government & Politics

As COVID-19 deaths cross 200K, Trump barnstorms PGH, mocking Biden for wearing a mask

“I wonder in the debate, when him and I get on stage, is he going to walk in with a mask?” Trump joked. “I’ll be honest, he feels good about the mask, and that’s okay, whatever makes you feel good.

Legislature set to finish a troubled September without solving its two, biggest problems

When Pennsylvania state lawmakers returned to Harrisburg from summer recess in early September, they were met with a series of grim warnings. 

State rental assistance program fix moves forward with bipartisan backing

In a rare show of bipartisanship amid election year and pandemic-driven rancor, a plan to fix Pennsylvania’s troubled rental assistance program has moved forward in the Legislature.“It’s a good bill for the landlord, it’s...

Harrisburg Republicans seek to block extended mail-in ballot deadline

GOP leaders argue that the state’s highest court overstepped its authority in a ruling extending the deadline for some mail-in ballots.

Advocates call for emergency, low-income fare program for Allegheny Co.’s public transit riders

Advocates say that such a a break in fares would boost bus ridership by 9 percent, or 1.2 million more trips a year.

Pa.’s Toomey says ‘there is no reason to delay’ filling Ginsburg’s U.S. Supreme Court...

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said Tuesday that he'll be a 'yes' vote for President Donald Trump's pick to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Pgh. Rep. Frankel wants Allegheny County to make it easier for businesses to build...

Right now, businesses have to seek a variance to build a gender-neutral restroom. One Pa. lawmaker wants the county to change its rules.

Report: Pa. ranks 4th nationwide in human trafficking prosecutions | Tuesday Morning Coffee

Pa. had 37 active criminal cases in federal court in 2019, the new, state-by-state analysis concludes.

Hey candidates, voters want the truth. Don’t insult our intelligence with your ads |...

Too many of the comments of politicians and their political ads are insulting to the intelligence of our community and our country.

McConnell’s lust to control the Supreme Court could destroy it | Bruce Ledewitz

McConnell was never going to allow a liberal majority on the Supreme Court if he could stop it. Now the stage is set for a political battle.