Government & Politics

Report: Ex-House Speaker Turzai lands a job in the natural gas industry

Just one day after his resignation from the House speakership, ex-Rep. Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, has found a new job representing the natural gas industry.

W. Pa. Rep. Metcalfe files impeachment articles to ‘remove dictator Wolf’ over pandemic response

Carrying through on a threat he made last month, state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, has filed formal articles of impeachment against Gov. Tom Wolf for his management of the statewide COVID-19 emergency."While these are...

U.S. House Dems call for more federal aid to schools

The aid is especially needed to support low-income students, students of color, students with disabilities and other disadvantaged groups, lawmakers said.

Pa. advocates hail SCOTUS ruling protecting LGBTQ workers from job discrimination

WASHINGTON — In a landmark victory for LGBTQ rights, the U.S. Supreme Court held Monday that employers can’t legally fire people because of their gender identity or sexual orientation.In a 6-3 opinion, the court ruled...

Pa. House panel approves police reform bills, with full vote as soon as next...

All the proposals — four from Democrats, one from a Republican — passed unanimously through the GOP-controlled committee with little comment from lawmakers. 

Say her name: Dominque Fells. And what Pa. lawmakers can do next | Monday...

Two Black Trans women were killed within 24 hours in the U.S. last week. The White House's response? Increase discrimination.

Why ‘Defund the Police’ is a slogan ripe for Republican exploitation and distortion |...

The good news for America is that Donald Trump is crashing his presidency the same way he bankrupted casinos, with recent polls showing him significantly trailing Joe Biden. His own advisers reportedly say that...

Another look at CARES Act spending in Pa.: How health and social programs...

This week we look at CARES Act funding be distributed to the Department of Health, Human Services, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, property tax relief and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

Philly FOP boss quiet as pols align on police reforms, budget cuts

The leaders of two organizations that represent Black police officers have been more responsive to questions and supportive of some of the proposed changes.

Mr. Turzai’s golden parachute | Editorial Cartoon

House Speaker Mike Turzai announced his retirement this week. He'll end a 20-year career in the General Assembly on June 15, bound for the private sector.