Government & Politics

Pa. mayors call on Congress to fast-track protections for Dreamers | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 1, 2022

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.

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The ceiling of the main Rotunda inside Pennsylvania’s Capitol building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

There’s nothing ‘free’ about Pennsylvania’s Freedom Caucus | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - December 1, 2022

Take it from a cancer survivor – we can’t afford to ignore this malignancy in our politics.

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The Oath Keepers convictions shed light on the limits of free speech | Opinion

BY: - December 1, 2022

The jury believed that texts and other communications incited others to violent, undemocratic action in a way that required accountability.

A week out from Election Day, outside groups have reported spending $7.7 million on behalf of Democratic and Republican candidates. (Photo by Daniella Heminghaus for the New Jersey Monitor)

Inside the post-election review designed to give Pa. voters more confidence in the results

BY: - December 1, 2022

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

BY: - November 30, 2022

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.”

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. House presents impeachment articles to Senate; trial to begin in January

BY: - November 30, 2022

The impeachment trial is slated to begin on Jan. 18, 2023.

The new regulation is part of the Murphy administration's push to expand access to abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court's Dodd decision. (Dana DiFilippo | New Jersey Monitor).

N.J. Gov. Murphy’s admin proposes abortion coverage mandate in some health plans

BY: - November 30, 2022

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

BY: - November 30, 2022

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

BY: - November 30, 2022

Twenty-two Republican-leaning states have urged the court to block beneficiaries from suing.

The U.S. Capitol. Samuel Corum/Getty Images

U.S. Senate passes bill protecting same-sex marriage

BY: - November 29, 2022

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

BY: - November 29, 2022

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

BY: - November 29, 2022

The request comes on top of aid requests for COVID-19 relief and assistance to Ukraine.