Government & Politics

‘We want to get answers’: SW Philly residents discuss violence near local ‘Stop and Go’

BY: - October 23, 2021

“I believe alcohol brings violence,” one resident said during the sometimes emotional meeting.

Subpoenas recommended in ethics probe of Pa. Rep. Mike Kelly over stock purchase

BY: - October 22, 2021

The recommendation was part of a report released Thursday, which concluded that there is “substantial reason” to believe that Kelly, a six-term Republican lawmaker from Butler County, and his wife, Victoria, violated House ethics rules.

Request to join Pa. election lawsuit gets a day in court, Senate GOP lawmakers respond to challenge

BY: - October 22, 2021

If the court grants the request, the groups and their lawyers will be able to participate in a legal effort mounted by Senate Democrats and Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

Offshore wind industry leaders ask Congress to back long-term plans to increase production

BY: - October 22, 2021

“The U.S. offshore wind  industry is a game changer for renewable energy and our efforts to combat climate change,” U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-18th District, said.

Can magic mushrooms help fight mental illness? A bipartisan group of Pa. lawmakers think so

BY: - October 22, 2021

And it has the backing of a New York attorney, veterans, and a growing body of research.

COMMENTARY

DNC, Planned Parenthood launch major Pa. blitz ahead of Nov. 2 election | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 22, 2021

A pair of six-figure buys are a reminder that there's no such thing as the off-season in U.S. politics.

COMMENTARY

The ongoing fight over raising the minimum wage shows why the data is so important | Opinion

BY: - October 22, 2021

Studying the real world is difficult, and it’s constantly changing, so it is not easy to obtain all the relevant evidence

Pa. regulatory panel upholds Wolf’s school mask order; eyes turn to courts

BY: - October 21, 2021

'Executive overreach should be challenged when it occurs,' Pa. House Speaker Bryan Cutler said.

U.S. Senate Republicans again block debate on voting rights legislation

BY: - October 21, 2021

Nineteen states have approved more stringent voting requirements this year.  Republican state legislators pushed for the restrictions, partly in response to former President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of fraud in the 2020 election.

State redistricting efforts are stumbling amidst familiar partisan infighting | Analysis

BY: - October 21, 2021

Throughout the U.S., the bitter debates over the results of the 2020 presidential election are getting replayed in redistricting battles.

Philly officials look for marginal wins as homicide rate continues to rise

BY: - October 21, 2021

'The overall reductions in violent crime specifically within our pinpoint grades are continuing to decrease in a strong and steady way,' Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said.

Lancaster Co. residents advocate for citizen input on spending American Rescue Plan Act funds

BY: - October 21, 2021

The advocacy group, Lancaster Stands Up, will hold an online town hall on Thursday night at 7 p.m.