Government & Politics

Wolf’s budget plan will move Pa. forward – here’s how | Both Sides Now

The Legislature's Republican majority to recognize the practical and moral necessities of governing and enact this budget.

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman offers ‘safe space’ for opinions on legalizing marijuana

It was the opening night of a listening tour that will take Gov. Tom Wolf's No. 2 all over Pennsylvania.

Could this be the year Pennsylvania lawmakers ban LGBTQ discrimination?

The legislation, nicknamed the Fairness Act, has never been brought up for a vote. This year could be different.

Suburban Philly lawmaker’s bill would require schools to teach students about dating violence

A Montgomery County lawmaker is hoping the second time's the charm on bill that would require Pennsylvania high schools to teach "dating violence" education to their students.In a 'Dear Colleague' memo sent out late last...

A state House hearing for Pa.’s budget watchdog turned into a minimum wage Q&A

A budget hearing Monday for Pennsylvania's independent fiscal watchdog agency turned into a proxy fight over Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to boost Pennsylvania's minimum wage.Lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee used a Monday appearance...

Bipartisanship is passé. No one told Jordan Harris.

The new House Democratic whip is savvy enough to forge allies in unlikely places.

Wolf, lawmakers need to boost Medicaid rates for long-term care homes | Opinion

For the fifth year in a row, the governor proposed flat funding for Medicaid rates in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes.