Government & Politics

SCOTUS gerrymandering decision a reminder that reformers can’t rely on courts to solve their...

Each state is different. Reform seekers in each state will have to pursue their reforms through the legislature or state constitution. There is no relief to be had in a federal court.

Another Democrat announces congressional run against Fitzpatrick in the 1st District

Fitzpatrick is one of three Republicans left in districts that backed Hillary Clinton in 2016. He is a top Democratic target in 2020.

Pa. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick votes with House Dems to protect union pensions

Like much of the legislation passed by the Democratic-controlled U.S. House, the bill faces an uphill battle in the GOP-led U.S. Senate.

Capital-Star Q&A: PA-10 candidate Eugene DePasquale on his congressional run, budget cuts

Central Pennsylvania's own 10th Congressional District is shaping up to be marquee 2020 fight.

Dead Law Walking?| Sister Helen Prejean sounds off on capital punishment in Pa. |...

The poorest, the most marginalized, and the most vulnerable are too often sentenced to death,' the nun and activist says.

‘The time for kicking the can down the road is over’: House Republicans plan...

The group hopes to take next steps on infrastructure improvements "without putting any additional burdens on taxpayers."

Many clergy abuse victims can’t sue their abusers. Will a new legal strategy change...

On Tuesday, Diocese lawyer Matt Haverstick said the legal strategy “wouldn’t hold water.”

How Pa. nonprofits are leveraging federal funds to get food stamp recipients into jobs

For every dollar one of these nonprofits spends training someone who receives food stamps, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, they're eligible for a 50-cent reimbursement from the federal government.

Pa. ranks 45th in the nation in per-capita public health spending, report | Wednesday...

Try as it might, Pennsylvania still can't seem to get out of its own way.

We can’t let Trump be America’s final chapter | Opinion

By William H. Schneider President Donald Trump’s ascendancy plus the Republican Party’s moral and intellectual bankruptcy has set the stage for America’s final plunge into chaos, violence, and utter devastation of our “Great American Experiment.” It’s...