Government & Politics

Wolf will sign expanded pension forfeiture legislation. But why stop there? | Thursday Morning...

Picking the low-hanging fruit is better than picking none at all.

How Pennsylvania is trying to keep younger workers in the state

Pennsylvania is getting grayer by the day. This week on the Capital-Star, we’re exploring why young people are staying and leaving the commonwealth — and what the state can do to keep them. Have...

Republican rebel? Or opportunist? What breaks with Trump say about Pa.’s Pat Toomey

In general, Toomey has been able to keep his differences with the GOP “under the radar,” observers said. But he’s drawing more attention as conflicts sharpen over core conservative issues.

State Police attempt to assuage GOP concerns on new immigration policies

In February, Republicans expressed grave concerns over new Pennsylvania State Police policies that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities.Some state House Republicans went as far as saying Pennsylvania had been made a de-facto "sanctuary...

Have an opinion about gerrymandering and redistricting? Sound off at these public meetings

It's not a 67-county tour, but the public will have an opportunity to sound off on how Pennsylvania should draw its political boundaries at meetings across the state.Through an executive order, Gov. Tom Wolf...

Should Pennsylvania invest money in organic agriculture? Some lawmakers aren’t so sure

A proposal to spend $1.6 million to help conventional farms convert to organic production methods drew criticism Wednesday from state lawmakers, who said it could pit the commonwealth’s farmers against one another.

‘We are here to ensure that every life has dignity and worth’: Turzai, allies...

Hoping the second time's the charm, abortion opponents in the state House rolled out a bill Tuesday that would ban abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome, though such bans have faced constitutional...

New poll shows support for Wolf’s teacher minimum wage hike | Wednesday Morning Coffee

Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers.In polling, as in life, it's safe to say you get what you pay for.A new poll, commissioned by the state's largest teachers union, shows ... wait for it ......

A new bill, a new legislative session. But the math of property tax reform...

Math is hard. Property tax reform math is even harder.

Pennsylvania’s new Pipeline Caucus wants stronger regulation of Mariner East II

Dozens of people rallied in the state Capitol rotunda Tuesday for stronger regulation of the Mariner East II pipeline, which transports natural gas across 17 counties in southern Pennsylvania.The event also served as...