Government & Politics

Deluzio highlights child care center at Pittsburgh International Airport as a model

BY: - December 2, 2023

The second most senior member of Congress joined Rep. Chris Deluzio (PA-17) on Saturday in a place where everything seemed tiny. The two lawmakers were surrounded by undersized tables and chairs. Miniature bathroom stalls lined a back wall. A small wooden airplane sat on a bookshelf. There was, however, nothing miniature about the issue that […]

Philadelphia City Council passes ban on ski masks in certain public places

BY: - December 1, 2023

The legislation sponsored by Councilmember Anthony Phillips passed 13-2, despite opposition from the ACLU. Phillips is confident that Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney will sign it into law.

Sandra Day O’Connor, who made history as the first woman on the Supreme Court, dies at 93

BY: - December 1, 2023

President Ronald Reagan nominated O’Connor in 1981, and she was confirmed by the full Senate, 99-0, in September of that year.

Lehigh County Controller Mark Pinsley seeks Democratic nod for Pa. auditor general

BY: - December 1, 2023

Lehigh County Controller Mark Pinsley is the third Democrat to enter the race to challenge Republican Auditor General Tim DeFoor.

EPA proposes plan to replace 100% of lead service lines within 10 years

BY: - December 1, 2023

The proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements are part of an effort to reduce lead in drinking water that can harm children and adults and disproportionately affects disadvantaged communities.

New York Republican George Santos expelled by U.S. House in bipartisan vote

BY: - December 1, 2023

Several Republicans said during debate Thursday the lies Santos allegedly told to fundraise and get elected, as well as misuse of campaign funds, should bar him from finishing his term.

U.S. House votes to bar use of public lands for housing migrants

BY: - December 1, 2023

The push for the bill comes after the Biden administration granted New York City officials’ request to build temporary housing and facilities for migrant families at Floyd Bennett Field in Southeastern Brooklyn. 

Unsealed court filing shows U.S. Rep. Scott Perry contacted Pa. lawmakers before Jan. 6 attack

BY: - November 30, 2023

The records a federal court ordered turned over to a special prosecutor investigating efforts to overturn President Joe Biden’s election include conversations between U.S. Rep. Scott Perry (R-10th District) and Pennsylvania lawmakers, a court filing shows. The conversations were about purported fraud in the commonwealth’s 2020 election, according to the document, which was unsealed by the […]

Casey, Fetterman, Deluzio call for DOJ investigation into cyberattack on Aliquippa Water Authority

BY: - November 30, 2023

The lawmakers cautioned in the joint letter that an attack in western Pennsylvania demonstratesbc it can happen elsewhere in the United States.

Prokopiak becomes third candidate to announce a bid for for Galloway’s House seat

BY: - November 30, 2023

Pennsbury School Board Member Jim Prokopiak is the third candidate to announce their intentions for the Democratic Party nomination for the soon-to-be-vacated seat held by state Rep. John Galloway.

GOP senators walk out of vote on subpoenas in U.S. Supreme Court ethics inquiry

BY: - November 30, 2023

The subpoena vote came after a year of revelations about Supreme Court justices’ failure to disclose luxury travel and real estate deals.

Stranded legislation: Pa. lawmakers in both chambers lament lack of consensus

BY: - November 29, 2023

State Rep. Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny) had introduced the Fairness Act, to extend Pennsylvania’s anti-discrimination law to LGBTQ+ people, in every legislative session since 2001 before it passed in the state House this spring. Five months after lawmakers sent House Bill 300 to the Republican-controlled Senate with a bipartisan 102-98 vote, the historic legislation remains on […]