Government & Politics
Wolf, lawmakers have to step up this budget season to help survivors of sexual abuse | Opinion
The time is now to provide additional, sustained resources to help survivors weathering the storm both today and in the future.
Wolf, lawmakers can’t miss this chance to help Pennsylvania workers | Opinion
A budget is more than a series of line items and partisan proxy positions. It's a statement of principles.
Pa. voters spoke: On Budget Day, it’s time for Wolf, lawmakers to turn those words into action | Anwar Curtis
As the draw up a new state budget for 2019-2020, Gov. Tom Wolf and the General Assembly need to hear the voices of all Pennsylvanians. Not just special interests.
Pennsylvania budget season starts today. Here’s what you need to know
Getting a budget passed is complicated, but the end result should be: spending = revenue.
Can doctors and rising suicide rates convince Pa. lawmakers to act on guns?
When more than a dozen moderate Republican lawmakers lost their re-election bids in 2018, some advocates worried that the new makeup of Pennsylvania’s General Assembly could stymie legislation on progressive policy issues. As one of the state’s leading advocates for gun-control, Shira Goodman, executive director of CeaseFire PA, knows that moderate lawmakers can drum up […]
No, John Fetterman isn’t wearing a tie. And you need to stop talking about that | John L. Micek
Pennsylvania's new lieutenant governor is already well-known for a few things. He'd like you to look beyond that.
This powerful Capitol committee has a new chair. He’s not Daryl Metcalfe 2.0
Colleagues expect new House State Government Chair Garth Everett will bring decorum and cooperation to Metcalfe’s old committee
Leach steps down from key committee post in light of sexual misconduct accusations
He stepped down to "avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest" as he pursues a defamation lawsuit against three women, one of whom accused him of sexual assault.
Wolf, lawmakers need to think big on education funding | Opinion
By Susan Spicka In his annual budget address to lawmakers this Tuesday, many public education advocates are hoping that Gov. Tom Wolf will propose, and that the Legislature will support, a bold new investment in public education that includes at least $400 million in basic education funding, $100 million in special education funding, and $10 […]
Pa. made progress on gun control in 2018. Here’s what has to happen next | Sean P. Quinlan
It’s in the single digits outside right now. but we all know it will warm up soon. And when it does, it will mark the rebirth, the reawakening of all manner of plant an animal species. Warmer temperatures bring brighter spirits and new beginnings. Here in Pennsylvania however, the coming season holds peril as well. […]