Government & Politics

Polk-home

As debate rages, Wolf says he will veto attempts to stop Polk and White...

Gov. Tom Wolf has promised to veto a bill that would overturn his administration's decision to shutter two state facilities that care for the intellectually disabled.Wolf first made the promise in a private Nov....

Steyer-funded group launches $4.5M campaign to turn Pa. blue in 2020

The effort in Pennsylvania is part of a broader, $45 million, nationwide effort aimed at registering about 270,000 young voters in 11 battleground states. 

State oversight panel greenlights Wolf’s methane regulations

A state environmental oversight panel has given its approval to the Wolf administration’s efforts to contain methane emissions from oil and natural gas exploration.

New report blames gerrymandering for stalled gun-safety bills

Most Pennsylvanians favor stricter gun laws, recent polling suggests, but efforts to advance gun safety legislation have languished in the Legislature.

It’s the holiday season, and Philly is the 8th neediest city in the U.S.,...

Hunger, poverty and homelessness affect everyone — especially those in your backyard.

Facing pushback, Montgomery County lawmaker drops proposal to add mandatory minimums to some gun...

Mandatory minimums have fallen out of fashion as states including Pennsylvania attempt to reduce prison populations amid a decade-long drop in violent crime rates. 

Johnson-Harrell replacement to be picked Feb. 25

It will be the seventh special election to replace a lawmaker who resigned from office, either in scandal or for a different opportunity.

‘We can do better’ Wolf’s Council on Reform finds

Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday provided the first progress report on the administration’s ongoing efforts to protect Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents.The council found that the Commonwealth could improve in two key areas: empowering the...

‘These are the paint-by-numbers of firearms,’ AG Shapiro says as Pa. moves to crack...

The request for guidance came from the Pennsylvania State Police, which had been unsure how to treat the partially assembled weapons.

Under pressure from lawmakers, Pa. puts off privatizing free doctor rides for Medicaid recipients

The reversal was laid out in a Dec. 13 letter to lawmakers from Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres, Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller, and acting Department of Transportation Secretary Yassmin Gramian.