Government & Politics

Why Pennsylvania transportation funding could be in deep trouble

In a doomsday scenario, Pennsylvania could lose $18.5 billion in transportation funding over the next 12 years.That's according to a state Department of Transportation advisory committee, which recently released a report on risks facing the...

Pa. lawmakers are skeptical of a proposed nuclear rescue. Could more solar panels and...

The plan by Rep. Thomas Mehaffie, R-Dauphin, would add the nuclear industry into the state’s existing alternative energy portfolio.

Tax Day is a month away — Pa. officials offer tips on how to...

Tax Day, April 15, is about a month away, and maybe you've already started getting the phone calls. You know the one: A pre-recorded voice, claiming to be from the government, claims that you'll...

Is there a moral case for redistricting reform? A Philly clergyman says ‘Yes’ |...

And the Lord said, 'Let thine districts be contiguous and compact.'

‘It’s done some really profound things for us’: How a 2-year-old state law changed...

Bruce Beemer's office on the eighth floor of the Forum Place building in downtown Harrisburg has a pretty decent view of the Capitol. Which is only appropriate, since part of his job as Pennsylvania...

‘Welfare gerrymander’? Why food stamp work requirements are back on the table

As part of sweeping changes to the welfare system in the '90s, President Bill Clinton and Congress put a work requirement on food stamps for so-called able-bodied adults who don't have children.

Here’s what needs to be dragged into the light | Editorial Cartoon

It's 'Sunshine Week' in Pennsylvania - we still have a bit of work to do.

Western Pa. state Senate candidates trade second round of attacks in new ads

Editor's note: This story was corrected to reflect that Democrat Matt Smith held the 37th from 2013 to 2015.*Candidates vying for a state Senate seat in suburban Pittsburgh released dueling attack ads Friday, less...

Erie County senator seeks support for e-scooter bill

After gaining some momentum in the House, a movement to legalize e-scooters in Pennsylvania has spread to the state Senate.Sen. Daniel Laughlin, R-Erie, plans to introduce legislation that would classify electronic scooters as bicycles...
Former senators Don White (L) and Richard Alloway (R)

Special elections for Senate seats slated for May 21

Special elections for two state Senate seats will be held on Pennsylvania's primary day on May 21, the lieutenant governor announced Friday.Lt. Gov. John Fetterman signed the Writ of Election for Senate Districts 41...