Government & Politics

‘NAFTA 2.0’ trade deal presents political conundrum for Pa. Dems Cartwright and Lamb 

The vote is a toughie for such labor Dems as U.S. Reps. Conor Lamb and Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania who have been targeted by Republicans.

High-ranking House Republican Toepel announces 2020 retirement

Three other representatives — all Republicans — will also be retiring early next year to take seats in local government they won in the 2019 municipal election.

‘Enough is enough,’ Pa. Human Services’ secretary says of White House’s planned food stamps...

A Trump administration plan to change eligibility requirements to a program allowing food stamp recipients to use a portion of their benefits to pay their utility bills is “cruel and mean-spirited,” Pennsylvania Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller said Tuesday.

In Fox News op-Ed, Pa. Rep. Scott Perry blames ‘deep state’ for Trump impeachment...

With the U.S. House  barreling toward an impeachment vote, two of President Donald Trump’s  staunchest allies tried to knock the legs out from under that effort, attacking some of the key witnesses that congressional Democrats used to build their case.

Pa.’s Casey, who wants Trump impeached, votes to confirm POTUS’ pick to run U.S....

The Scranton Democrat, who's been in the vanguard of calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment, voted to confirm Trump's pick for Energy Secretary.

Philly’s real estate industry mobilizes to lobby City Council on 10-year tax abatement proposal

The draft bill, proposed by Council President Darrell Clarke, would grant property owners the full 100 percent tax abatement in the first year, then cut the size of the subsidy to 90 percent in the second year, 80 percent in the third year, 70 percent in the fourth year, and so on.

How Pa’s ongoing debate over nat.gas is Frack-turing Democrats | Tuesday Morning Coffee

Think all Democrats think alike on fracking? Think again. The lucrative natural resource -- and how to use it -- has splintered traditional alliances.

Pa. Senate bill keeping Polk, White Haven centers open has serious flaws. This is...

The provisions of Yudichak's bull will force thousands of people with intellectual disabilities to go without services.

One lesson of the Philly refinery disaster: Executives shouldn’t be rewarded for that failure...

It’s common decency to first consider the livelihood of the employees on whose backs the executives built their companies.

Braddock official launches primary against progressive Democrat Summer Lee

Chris Roland, a North Braddock councilman and Allegheny County employee, told the Capital-Star last week that he was primarying Democratic Rep. Summer Lee.