Government & Politics

Philly City councilwoman wants acting police commissioner out over T-shirt mocking Rodney King beating

Viewed through a 2019 lens, acting Commissioner Christine Coulter said she wouldn't wear the T-shirt today. That might not be good enough.

Pennsylvania’s protections for public-sector workers are more than 60 years old. Unions are pushing...

A bill sponsored by Rep. Pat Harkins, D-Erie, aims to ensure better enforcement of safety protections in public-sector workplaces like school districts and transit authorities.

At House hearing, Philly students give their take on criminal justice reform

By John N. MitchellPHILADELPHIA -- There is a growing movement in education in schools across Philadelphia to prioritize restorative justice over more punitive forms of punishment.On Tuesday, in a first-of-its-kind hearing, at least a...

Pa.’s Toomey: ‘Too soon to call it quits’ on background checks

Toomey said he’s been talking to Trump, who’s open to the idea. He’s spoken to the president about a half a dozen times over the past month, Toomey said.

Pa. U.S. House lawmakers split along party lines on gun safety votes

Prospects for gun control legislation in the Senate remained murky as lawmakers returned to Capitol Hill this week after a month-long recess.

‘People can’t afford to bathe themselves’: What life is like for Pennsylvanians who lost...

Dalia is working toward some big goals, including securing a place to live.That got harder on Aug. 1, when General Assistance ended for a second time.Dalia is a former beneficiary of the state-run program,...

Report: These right-wing oligarchs are leading the fight to kill anti-poverty programs | Wednesday...

Chances are, you're going to recognize some of these names. Rhymes with 'Koch.'

Who should determine how much booze costs in Pennsylvania: a formula or the liquor...

A practice known as flexible pricing is still unpopular with liquor producers.

After a smooth spring, can Wolf, GOP lawmakers keep the good vibrations rolling this...

As the clock ticks down to the 2020 elections, you can probably expect the tensions to get ratcheted upward. Enjoy it while it lasts.

With U.S. House panel set to take up gun bills, Pa. Dem asks GOP:...

With lawmakers back in Washington, all eyes are on President Trump and the Senate.