Government & Politics

Ice cream shops, machine politics, and the unfinished struggle of Pa.’s first Black legislator

According to the Harrisburg Star-Independent, 300 Black Philadelphians accompanied Bass to march as part of a parade welcoming a new governor — and the newly elected legislators such as Bass — to the capital city on Jan. 17.

Los legisladores Republicanos acusan a la adminstración de Wolf de tratar de arreglar los...

El proyecto de ley que el Presidente Pro Tempore del Senado Jake Corman (R-Centre) describió en una conferencia de prensa marcaría otro intento de la Legislatura controlada por los Republicanos de frenar los poderes del Poder Ejecutivo con políticas que durarían más que el actual gobernador Demócrata Tom Wolf y su administración.

Pa. teacher pension money ended up in Iraq? Here’s how that happened | Mike...

The investing world isn’t just where rich guys go to get richer. It’s also where we see our public investments grow or be squandered.

Pa. Dems join majority to approve $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill on a near party-line...

Two House Democrats voted against the bill—Reps. Jared Golden of Maine and Kurt Schrader of Oregon. Every Republican opposed it. 

How you can help Pa. wildlife in need | Five for the Weekend

As we head into the weekend, I wanted to share a story from last weekend with all of you.

The story of all Pennsylvanians: How state experts are trying to make Pa.’s history...

What began in 2018 as an effort to bring diversity, equity, inclusion and access practices into the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission (PHMC) has evolved into myriad efforts to “reflect the diversity of Pennsylvania’s history.”

And *now* Republicans are worried about mean Tweets? | Dick Polman

John Cornyn, speaking for virtually all Senate Republicans, says Neera Tanden shouldn’t be confirmed because she has frequently tweeted harsh criticism of GOP bigwigs.

About those PennDOT bridge tolls | Editorial Cartoon

PennDOT wants to toll nine bridges across Pa. to pay for repairs. Lawmakers were not thrilled at the news.

Congressional Dems bent the universe toward justice this week. We need to keep pushing...

Two developments on Capitol Hill this week that signaled that, after a four-year pause, the United States is back on the path toward living up to the promise of equality and justice for all.

Once more into the breach, a new session brings a new bill to shrink...

Rep. Valerie Gaydos, R-Allegheny, step right up, it's your turn to be the Charlie Brown for this ageless political football.