Government & Politics

Here’s how to avoid the next government shutdown | Madeleine Dean

President Trump didn't mention the shutdown once during his State of the Union address on Tuesday. We can't let another one happen.

Meet the Pennsylvania Republican who’s playing defense on Trump’s tax returns

Philly Dems. Dwight Evans and Brendan Boyle now wield clout in the new majority WASHINGTON -- Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly has emerged as a central player in U.S. House Republicans’ efforts to discourage the new...

Payday lenders just scored a win in Washington — will they try again in...

And, as ever, it’s those who are cheering the loudest for him that will end up suffering the most. Let's hope Pa. lawmakers have more sense.

The controversial fee on Pennsylvania State Police coverage, explained

Like diamonds and a mother's love, some things are timeless — including the perennial fight over a proposed fee on Pennsylvania municipalities that rely solely on State Police.

As the fight over Trump’s Wall rages in Washington, Pa. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon...

The delegation headed by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer "will meet directly with immigrant advocates about the humanitarian situation as well as receive a border security briefing."

Lawmaker who chaired Liquor Control Committee moves to lobbying role for Pa. brewers

Former Rep. Adam Harris, a Republican who spent 16 years in the General Assembly before retiring last session, has a new job leading outreach for Pennsylvania's beer brewing industry.Harris was chairman of the House...

Pa. Dems want your $4 to pass ‘the most progressive budget in years’

We'll look forward to the inevitable television commercials and direct-mail pieces that $4 ask will more than likely underwrite.

Math is hard. Budget math is harder | Thursday Morning Coffee

When he rode into office four years ago, Gov. Tom Wolf was pretty clear about one thing: The way Harrisburg was balancing its books wasn't working. Simply moving pots of money around, and relying on one-time...

People don’t trust blockchain systems – is regulation a way to help? | Opinion

Blockchain technology was supposed to make trust unnecessary – but that turns out not to be true. Most people will want laws and regulations to help make blockchain-based systems trustworthy.