Government & Politics

Trump rules could push nearly 290K Pennsylvanians off food stamps | Analysis

"These proposed changes to SNAP will only increase hunger and food insecurity across Pennsylvania," a senior Wolf administration official said this week.

Pa.’s recently approved statute of limitations reform fell short. This is how | Opinion

We commend the survivors who have turned their suffering into activism, without whom these reforms would not be possible.

Who says we need a handheld cell phone ban? | Editorial Cartoon

State lawmakers are trying again for a ban on handheld cell phone use in Pennsylvania. Because, what could be wrong with using a cell while driving?

U.S. House passes legislation to crack down on voter suppression

The bill, a top priority for House Democrats, passed by a vote of 228-187, with U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District, breaking GOP ranks.

Capitol Commemorates 78th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

On Friday, the Capitol paid tribute to the Pennsylvania survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago on Dec. 7, 1941.

How Trump’s SNAP cuts will hurt people leaving prison, report | Friday Morning Coffee

The White House is helping to undo criminal justice reform, which it supports. It's another instance of failing to see the through-lines of policy.

Johnson-Harrell to resign House seat Dec. 13 over criminal charges

Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, the West Philadelphia Democrat who’s been charged with embezzling more than $500,000 from a nonprofit she ran, will leave the state House late next week.

Metcalfe to join Pennsylvania panel that reviews plan for climate action

One of the General Assembly’s most vocal climate change skeptics has been tapped to review state plans to combat rising global temperatures.

Under threat from mayor, City Council agrees to push back start date of changes...

On Thursday, City Council advanced a proposal to phase out the subsidy incrementally for residential construction, with the legislation going into effect on Dec. 31, 2020.

Grilling law school profs, U.S. House Republicans only showed off their ignorance | John...

Instead of shouting at each other, GOP lawmakers should have listened for a few minutes. Who knows? They might even have learned something.