Government & Politics

Report: This is what happened to the 1M kids who lost Medicaid/CHIP coverage |...

Enrollment in Pennsylvania modestly increased while other states saw major declines.

Has Trump lowered the bar for Biden’s serial gaffes? | Dick Polman

Has Trump - with his documented 12,000 lies - lowered the bar so that Biden's falsehoods should be deemed no big deal? That's the question facing Democrats.

How (not) to take the politics out of redistricting | Editorial Cartoon

A Wolf administration's commission returned its recommendations to improve legislative and congressional redistricting. How much has changed?

Pennsylvania’s property tax, explained: A moral wrong, or the building block of government finance? 

When he started knocking on doors during his inaugural campaign for state representative in 1992, Sam Rohrer noticed a topic popping up again and again — property taxes.He was aware of complaints, but the...

Pa. Dems blast Toomey’s ‘confidential’ talks on background checks bill | Friday Morning Coffee

"Toomey would rather sell out to the NRA than take real action to prevent Pennsylvanians from being victims of mass shootings and gun violence," Dems charge

Here’s what happens when political bubbles collide | Opinion

When the organization of a social network impacts political discussion on a large scale, the consequences can be enormous.

Enviros fume as Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan downplays rift with Pa. over Chesapeake cleanup

Just a week ago, the Republican complained bitterly that Pennsylvania was falling short of its requirements to reduce nitrogen in state waterways and had a $320 million funding gap to meet federally mandated cleanup goals.

Pittsburgh Dem Ravenstahl attracts primary challenger in Bellevue’s Marburger

Marburger said she particularly wants to highlight Ravenstahl's previous opposition to abortion access — but he now says he is "pro-choice."

In states with red flag laws, critics are raising due process concerns. Are they...

Pennsylvania could soon have its own red flag law. Advocates want to protect public safety - and protect civil liberties at the same time.

Pa. Republican looks to block PennDOT from officially offering gender-neutral licenses

A Republican lawmaker from central Pennsylvania wants to stop the Wolf administration from officially offering gender-neutral driver’s licenses.But under state law — which makes no reference to sex or gender on licenses — the...