Government & Politics

Western Pa. state Senate candidates trade second round of attacks in new ads

Editor's note: This story was corrected to reflect that Democrat Matt Smith held the 37th from 2013 to 2015.*Candidates vying for a state Senate seat in suburban Pittsburgh released dueling attack ads Friday, less...

Erie County senator seeks support for e-scooter bill

After gaining some momentum in the House, a movement to legalize e-scooters in Pennsylvania has spread to the state Senate.Sen. Daniel Laughlin, R-Erie, plans to introduce legislation that would classify electronic scooters as bicycles...
Former senators Don White (L) and Richard Alloway (R)

Special elections for Senate seats slated for May 21

Special elections for two state Senate seats will be held on Pennsylvania's primary day on May 21, the lieutenant governor announced Friday.Lt. Gov. John Fetterman signed the Writ of Election for Senate Districts 41...

‘This bill is revolutionary:’ Pa.’s congressional Dems get behind sweeping voting rights, ethics bill

The bill faces an uncertain future in the U.S. Senate, where Republicans have denounced it as a massive federal overreach

In a new ad, a progressive super PAC is going on the attack...

Republican Frank Scavo has apologized for his comments - but insists they 'pale in comparison' to the statements of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Oman, D-Minn.

The hugely important court fight over abortion rights you’re not hearing about is right...

The U.S. Supreme Court is getting all the attention. But here's another reason why the states are critically important to the abortion rights fight too.

Raise the minimum wage? For Pa., there’s no time like the present | Opinion

For every analysis that connects higher minimum wages to unemployment, others show little or no overall job impact.

Pa.’s Fitzpatrick joins Pelosi, House Democrats in attempt to revive lapsed domestic violence protections

WASHINGTON – Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick joined U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic women in the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday to unveil legislation that would re-authorize funding for programs...

Check out this map of America’s partisan bitterness | Thursday Morning Coffee

Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers.If you're a regular watcher of cable news, then you've no doubt heard that Americans are more divided politically than at any point in recent memory. But just how divided...

Redistricting reformers have one more shot at preventing a 2021 gerrymander

The fight to change how Pennsylvania draws its political boundaries is going into overtime.