Government & Politics

Here’s how Pa’s Congressional delegation reacted to President Trump’s emergency declaration

On Friday, hours after Congress sent him an emergency funding package aimed at averting another government shutdown, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency, enabling him to do a Congressional end-around so he could...

Republican Raja cites immigrant’s story in state Senate special election ads

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include a second ad. Following his nomination, D. Raja, the Republican candidate for the open 37th Senate Seat outside of Pittsburgh, emphasized not letting his opponents define...

Democrat Iovino hits TV screens ahead of state Senate special election

In an ad trumpeting her 23 years of Navy service, Pam Iovino, the Democratic candidate in a special election for western Pennsylvania's 37th Senate District, hit the air waves with a 30-second TV spot...

Former Pa. GOP staffer tapped for top U.S. Labor Dept. post

The former staffer to Sen. Rick Santorum served as executive director of the state GOP from 2013-2017.

In Harrisburg, every day is Groundhog Day for bad ideas (and some good ones)...

Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. It wasn't a matter of "if," but rather, "when," abortion-rights opponents in the Pennsylvania General Assembly were going to launch this year's campaign against a woman's right to choose. On Wednesday,...

As work for welfare battle continues, Wolf admin will put a new spin on...

State lawmakers also want stricter work requirements for food stamps.

Here’s Bob Casey and Pat Toomey on that government funding bill – and Trump’s...

Pennsylvania's two United States senators have weighed in on the funding package that cleared the Senate on Thursday. President Donald Trump has said he plans to sign the bill - and then declare a...

State lawmakers question Wolf admin’s plan to fund environmental agencies

Democratic and Republican lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee made the heads of Pennsylvania's chief environmental agencies defend a controversial funding shift Thursday. In his 2019-20 budget, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed reducing general fund spending on...

Pa. lawmaker wants to eliminate elected constables, report

A Republican state House member from Berks County says he wants to eliminate Pennsylvania's elected constables and their deputies and transfer their work to county sheriffs. State Rep. Barry Jozwiak, retired state trooper and former county sheriff,...

New report: Pa’s public health outcomes ‘generally lag’ the rest of the U.S. |...

Step slowly away from the cheesesteak and no one will get hurt.