Government & Politics

Gov. Wolf touts support from academics, economists for $15 minimum wage

Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday touted a letter signed by nearly 40 economists and academics in support of his proposal to gradually raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage to $15 an hour."This policy would directly lift...

Sexual assault complaint against Butler County lawmaker filed with Pa. House GOP

A woman who has accused state Rep. Brian Ellis, R-Butler, of sexual assault has sent a formal complaint against him to a lawyer working for the House Republican majority, according to reporting by The...

‘Our diversity is our strength’: Movita Johnson-Harrell will be Pa. Legislature’s first female Muslim...

“I think this is a good sign for Pennsylvania,” Johnson-Harrell told the Capital-Star after her win. “Our diversity is our strength.”

Pa. House committee advances expanded public employee pension forfeiture bill

The bill, sponsored by Sen. John DiSanto, R-Dauphin, now goes to the House floor for consideration.

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Report: Will Pittsburgh’s gun-ban put more of the city’s black residents in harm’s way?...

"If it’s proposing to disarm black people, no, not in the age of Trump, and Charlottesville," one local activist says.

Pa.’s Brian Fitzpatrick: ‘Republican enabler’ or ‘bipartisan dealmaker?’

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick has cast some key votes with Democrats. Will that be enough to immunize him against a challenge in 2020?