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Pa. House Committee advances gift ban bill

The compromise bill didn't go as far as some good government advocates would have preferred, but they welcomed Tuesday's committee vote

Veteran Dem Pa. Sen. John Yudichak says he’s becoming an independent

Veteran Franklin & Marshall College political analyst G. Terry Madonna told the Capital-Star that he could not remember the last time there was an independent member of the 253-member General Assembly.

Bullies will face tougher penalties under House, Senate bills

"I have a young family and bullying is different now," Rep, Torren Ecker said. "These children and families cannot escape bullying. It's pervasive."

Wolf nominates senior Senate GOP aide Crompton to fill appeals court vacancy

His nomination appeared on an executive calendar for Tuesday, Nov. 18, and could come before a Senate committee on the same day.

3 numbers that drive home the terrible reality of death by incarceration in Pa....

For some, after years behind bars, a light at the end of the tunnel.

How rich guy Gordon Sondland bought his ambassadorship: Five questions answered | Analysis

The United States is the only developed, democratic country that has a political culture of selling ambassadorships. Not a mark of distinction.

Report: Philly Mayor Kenney’s office bottled up $134.6M in unspent soda tax revenue

The 1.5-cent-per-ounce soda tax is supposed to pay for pre-kindergarten, Community Schools, and an infrastructure program to improve recreation centers, libraries, parks and other public spaces, known as Rebuild.

Wolf meets with Dems to mend fences, pitch minimum wage hike

The 40-minute, closed door session placated some Democrats, but left others skeptical

‘These victims want their day in court’: In surprise move, state Senate poised to...

The bills resemble legislation that died in the Senate in October 2018, when Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, declined to bring them to the floor for a vote -- a move that outraged victims and their advocates.

Senate Committee throws support behind Wolf’s Secretary of State nominee

The nomination of Kathy Boockvar, who's served as acting Secretary of State since January, now goes to the full Senate without a recommendation on her confirmation.