Government & Politics

Gov. Tom Wolf endorses Joe Biden for president

The move by Wolf, a popular governor, emphasizes Pennsylvania's outsized role in the Democrats' 2020 strategy for recapturing the White House.

The 5(ish) Tweets that sum up a most unusual budget season | Wednesday Morning...

Working into the night on Tuesday, the Legislature advanced a $25 billion budget that will provide five months' worth of funding to help see the state cope with the economic devastation dealt by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Allegheny County is dramatically reducing its polling places over COVID-19 safety concerns

How do you balance public safety and public health against a freely functioning democracy? Allegheny County is finding out firsthand.

Philly lawmakers provide masks, gloves to fight COVID-19

The legislators delivered supplies to a total of 130 residents at Paschall Senior Apartments and the Hardy Williams Veterans Housing Center.

Pa. state House passes stopgap budget measure in close vote, sending it to Senate

Like in an old western standoff, masked lawmakers stared each down across the half-empty benches of the Pennsylvania House floor Tuesday evening, as the chamber voted on a temporary, $25 billion budget that aims to buy the state time to triage the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Search the list: The Pa. businesses that sought waivers from Wolf’s shutdown order

The Wolf administration began releasing the names of those businesses this month, facing mounting public pressure to make the information available.

2020-2021 budget talks resume with ‘a lot of unknowns’ Wolf says

In a joint news briefing with state Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that the General Assembly and the Governor’s office are working on a 5-month, temporary budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year to account for uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Philly’s newest school board member has a background helping young people

Mayor Jim Kenney appointed Ameen Akbar to the school board earlier this month, with City Council’s approval. He was one of 27 candidates in contention.

Report: Smaller states with lower caseloads got a larger share of federal cash to...

A new study details the uneven way CARES Act funding was allocated. Pennsylvania received the 7th-lowest share, per case, nationwide.

With a bottom line rocked by COVID-19, Pa. lawmakers set to pass stop-gap budget...

The temporary measure is due to the uncertain revenues from the COVID-19 pandemic, which have already zapped at least $2.3 billion from state’s coffers.