Government & Politics

These are the best — and worst — places to go car-free in the...

Like everything else in life, it's all about location, location, location. That's good news for Philly, less so for Pittsburgh.

The big things we learned from the Pa. Senate’s marathon gun safety hearings

No. 1: A key Republican hasn't closed the door on a red flag proposal.

Veteran conservative activist Matt Brouillette says he’s running for Folmer’s state Senate seat

Matthew J. Brouillette, the former head of Harrisburg's preeminent rightwing think tank, announced Wednesday that he is seeking the nomination for the state Senate seat last held by Mike Folmer.

Pa.’s Casey and Toomey vote with Senate to snub Trump with another resolution to...

Eleven Republicans joined Senate Democrats this week in voting to block Trump from circumventing Congress to obtain funding for a controversial border wall.

‘It is now time for Congress to act’: U.S. Sen. Bob Casey calls for...

Ukraine allegations are "textbook case of abuse of power which demands action," said Casey, who'd be called to sit in judgment in a future impeachment trial

Immigrant advocate to Wolf: Veto bill that expands E-Verify to all Pa. construction workers

The legislation was backed by the state's building trade unions, who see it as a way to target unscrupulous contractors who hire undocumented workers for lower pay and in worse working conditions.

Special election for former Sen. Mike Folmer’s seat to be held Jan. 14

Folmer, R-48, who resigned last week after being charged with possession of child pornography. 

More than 300K Pa. workers left behind by Trump’s overtime rule, think-tank says |...

A rising tide is supposed to lift all boats -- not sink them. How new overtime rules will close out workers who need the money most.

Yes, we still need the Constitution | Bruce Ledewitz

The shape of history is not an empirical question. It is impervious to data. It is a matter of faith. And the choice we make will dictate our politics.

Do social movements lose their effectiveness as they multiply? | Opinion

We haven't seen this many protests since the 1960s and 1970s in the United States. But as they multiply, do they stop working?