Government & Politics

Wolf calls for ‘swift passage’ of red flag law, universal background checks in wake...

The legislation would allow Pennsylvania judges to issue extreme risk protection orders, which give family members and law enforcement the right to petition a court to temporarily disarm a person deemed at-risk of harming himself or others.

‘Symbolic steps on guns don’t save lives’: Top Senate Republican says she’ll hold hearings...

(*This post has been updated)Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers.A key legislative voice on gun-control is speaking out this Wednesday morning, and it voice belongs to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairwoman Lisa Baker, R-Luzerne, whose word...

The high cost of the Pa. Turnpike is taking a toll on all of...

To the surprise of no one and the disgust of everyone, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission recently announced that it will raise tolls by 6 percent, effective Jan. 5, 2020.After raising tolls only five times...

Pay no attention to that president behind the teleprompter | John L. Micek

If Trump wants a better America, he can start with himself. But, by now, there's no reason to think that will happen. Ever.

Why are so many working class Pennsylvanians fed up with politics? An expert explains...

A sociologist spent more than a year interviewing black, white and Latino residents of a declining coal town in central Pennsylvania, and found that Hillbilly Elegy was wrong: many do feel responsible for their own fate, and don’t have institutions that can help them find their political voice.

Pa. Sen. Pat Toomey calls for stronger background checks, but says Senate doesn’t need...

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., on Monday called for universal background checks on all gun purchases, but said he doesn't think Congress should ban the powerful weapons that are so often used to carry out mass shootings.

Embattled Democrat Daylin Leach draws another primary challenger

Linda Fields, a longtime political activist and labor organizer, announced Monday that she'll challenge embattled Democrat Daylin Leach to represent parts of Delaware and Montgomery counties in the state Senate.That’s the same Linda Fields...

‘We cannot accept this as normal’: Wolf calls on U.S. Senate to pass background...

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday called for the U.S. Senate to return from its summer recess to take up gun-control legislation previously approved by the U.S. House.The Democrat also called on Republican leaders...