Government & Politics

The 3 quotes that defined the 2020 Dems’ Iowa debate | Analysis

At the Jan. 14 debate at Drake University in Des Moines, the six candidates clashed on jobs, Iran and more. But they agreed on the need to defeat Trump.

Here’s what’s at stake for Pa. in the 2020 Census: School funding, road repairs...

Through the U.S. Census count, Pennsylvania receives $26.8 billion annually for federally funded programs, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. That amounts to about $2,000 per-Pennsylvanian, per-year.

New report calls for ‘comprehensive’ fight against Pa.’s other public health crisis: Suicide |...

“We need to study all factors that lead to suicide because treating the disease is both challenging and difficult,” top lawmaker says.

‘We’re all gonna do great things’: New Allegheny County Council member Bethany Hallam looks...

A new partnership with the Pittsburgh Current starts with a Q&A with the newest member of Allegheny County Council, Bethany Hallam.

Management companies don’t have the same rights as charter schools, appeals board rules

A powerful state board ruled on Tuesday that charter management companies, the private entities that primarily operate charter schools in southeastern Pennsylvania, don’t have the same rights as their charter school clients to challenge...

Republican Dave Arnold apparently on track to win in Pa. Senate special election

The 48th District, which covers Lebanon and parts of York and Dauphin Counties, has been vacant since former Sen. Mike Folmer, a Republican, resigned in September after being charged with possession of child pornography.

House Democrats accuse Speaker Turzai of making votes on defeated bills disappear

According to House Democrats, the minority party, both measures were defeated in bipartisan, majority votes, but the final results were not recorded.

States ‘are our eyes and ears,’ top lawmaker says as Pa. asks Congress for...

States have been trying to respond to a growing problem of addiction and overdose to opioids and other drugs. Overdose deaths have dropped in Pennsylvania.

Pa. county commissioners put mental health funding front and center on 2020 budget wish...

The local officials called for "targeted, strategic investment" of public dollars, for the new fiscal year that starts on July 1.

Pa. House panel advances bills expanding penalties for human trafficking

The vote came amid concerns by civil libertarians that lawmakers are 'bloating' the criminal code by boosting penalties for too many offenses.