Government & Politics
What the Pa. Legislature wants you to know about its legal fees | Editorial Cartoon
The Pa. Legislature spends millions of dollars on outside legal counsel, though the Capitol abounds with lawyers.
It’s time for more than a cannabis conversation in Harrisburg, it’s time for action | Opinion
Cannabis prohibition has never been about the plant itself, these are laws against people, a tool of our own government’s institutional racism.
Wolf’s congressional redistricting listening tour to begin next week | Five for the Weekend
Members of the governor's Redistricting Advisory Council will embark on a statewide listening tour next week.
‘Higher education is a partnership’: Pa. State System approves $550M request to help with redesign
If Gov. Tom Wolf and the Legislature grant the $550 million, the State System could also refrain from raising tuition another year.
Prison guards’ lawsuit against Wolf admin’s vax policy thrown out
A state appeals court has thrown out a lawsuit challenging Gov. Tom Wolf’s vaccine-or-test requirement for prison guards, among thousands of other state employees in congregate settings. In a Sept. 28 decision, a three-judge panel of the Commonwealth Court dismissed the challenge, brought by the Pennsylvania State Correctional Officers Association, which represents 11,000 prison workers, […]
Capital-Star Q+A: Gov. candidate Jason Monn thinks Harrisburg needs an everyman
The self-described a 'nobody from nowhere' from Erie County talked vaccine mandates and his leadership style.
Gun safety group Everytown launches $200K campaign in Erie Co. sheriff race | Friday Morning Coffee
Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. When you think about high-stakes political campaigns in Pennsylvania politics, your thoughts usually don’t turn to county sheriff’s contests. Sure, there are exceptions, and some offices get overtaken by scandal (Yes, that’s you Philadelphia). In general, however, most voters would be hard-pressed to name their county sheriff, let alone explain the role […]
A Mom’s journey through Pa.’s direct support professional crisis | Opinion
I’ll keep fighting for my daughter … for all these sons and daughters. Because that’s what moms do.
We’re failing our workers: Pa. needs paid family & medical leave | Opinion
Only 19% of the U.S. workforce has access to paid family leave through their employer, with low-wage workers even less likely to have it compared to their high-wage counterparts.
How a Mississippi court case could pave the way for new abortion bans across the U.S.
The case has implications for Pa., where abortion rights are a key issue in the 2022 race for governor
Pgh anti-eviction advocate is running for constable to reform the little understood Pa. position
Constables serve eviction papers. Former journalist Jacob Klinger wants to use the job to help those in trouble.
‘It is a strong state name’: Pa. State System announces new identity for western regional campus
It’s the new name for the three consolidated state-owned universities included in the western portion of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education redesign.