Government & Politics

How state political parties helped big money pay for this year’s elections | Analysis

A States Newsroom analysis of federal data shows how nearly every state Republican and Democratic party helped pump more big money into this year’s elections.

Pa. has a State Plan on Aging? Here’s what you need to know about...

Every state is required to produce such a blueprint in order to receive millions of dollars of funding from the federal Older Americans Act.

Oatmeal no more, Casey chugs 11 a.m. beer after Pennsylvania certifies results

To emphasize again, the video was posted before noon, on a weekday, from a politician who was once compared to oatmeal.

Slate Belt Rep. Doyle Heffley says he’s tested positive for COVD-19

The sixth Pennsylvania state lawmaker, and third in the past seven days, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Philly Council delays plan to arm all city cops with tasers

The Kenney administration said last week that the city could potentially receive the Tasers before the end of the year if legislators approve the contract proposal in December.

Immigration advocates push Biden to not only bring back DACA but to expand it

Advocates view reinstating the Obama-era policy as a minimum goal, with deportation protection for DACA recipients’ family members extended as well.

With audit rejected, lawmakers shift focus to future changes to Pa.’s election code

A bipartisan legislative research panel has rejected a watered-down House Republican proposal to complete a duplicative audit of the 2020 presidential election.  The rejection was the latest in a running battle between Harrisburg Republicans and...

Pa. Gov. Wolf announces stay at home ‘advisory’ to combat COVID-19 spread; orders bars,...

(*This story was updated at 8:49 a.m. on Tuesday, 11/24/20 to correct the Wolf administration's guidance on alcohol sales) With Pennsylvania reaching "a precarious place" in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wolf administration announced Monday that...

‘Caravans of Mourning’ in Pa., elsewhere to honor COVID-19 dead | Monday Morning Coffee

The Dr. Rev. William Barber says he wants to remind Americans of what we've lost during the pandemic -- and how we can fix the divides that it's exposed.

Pew Study: Contact tracing efforts face skepticism, participation challenges | The Numbers Racket

An October study by the Pew Research Center found that while most Americans are aware of contact tracing efforts nationwide, there are many challenges tracers face, including participation, skepticism about the process of data collection and spam concerns.