Government & Politics

A state House hearing for Pa.’s budget watchdog turned into a minimum wage Q&A

A budget hearing Monday for Pennsylvania's independent fiscal watchdog agency turned into a proxy fight over Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to boost Pennsylvania's minimum wage. Lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee used a Monday appearance...

Bipartisanship is passé. No one told Jordan Harris.

The new House Democratic whip is savvy enough to forge allies in unlikely places.

Wolf, lawmakers need to boost Medicaid rates for long-term care homes | Opinion

For the fifth year in a row, the governor proposed flat funding for Medicaid rates in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes.

Let’s cut through the smoke and look at the facts on marijuana legalization |...

As Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor embarks on a listening tour to hear voters' views on legalized marijuana, it's important to consider the whole picture

Bucks County GOP U.S. Rep. Fitzpatrick joins with Dems to snub Trump on climate...

WASHINGTON -- Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick was the lone Republican in a group of 59 House lawmakers supporting a symbolic rebuke of President Trump’s international climate change policies. Fitzpatrick, a moderate Republican whose Bucks...

Former Pa. House lawmaker Jennifer Mann partners with Harrisburg lobbying firm

Reminding us that there are always second acts in public life, a former Democratic state representative from the Lehigh Valley is joining forces with long-running Harrisburg government relations firm Triad Strategies. The "strategic partnership" with...

‘Fight for $15’ campaigners furious at Erie Democrat for showing hand ahead of minimum...

State 'Fight for $15 activists' are hoping to inspire a fighting attitude among a key House Democrat in the the clash to raise the minimum wage. Keystone Progress, a progressive advocacy group, is seeking signatures...