Government & Politics

How the Trump administration’s regulatory changes are touching everything from family planning to food stamps

BY: - August 25, 2019

Rule changes are behind some high-profile immigration news and Planned Parenthood's withdrawal from Title X.

COMMENTARY

Can the Dems topple U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly in PA-16 in 2020? | Analysis

BY: - August 24, 2019

There's a case to be made. But it's not going to be easy.

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So that’s what it takes to get a little property tax relief | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - August 24, 2019

Spoiler: It's going to require a road trip unless, or until, the Legislature finally acts.

Federal court upholds Pa. House policy that blocks non-believers from offering opening prayer

BY: - August 23, 2019

After an initial loss, Pennsylvania House leadership scored a win Friday, when its policy mandating that someone who believes in God deliver the chamber’s opening prayer was upheld in the federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals. The lawsuit was filed by the Dillsburg Area Freethinkers, a York County-based group of non-believers, after former House Speaker […]

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Report: Trump’s tariffs have cost Pa. $816M through June | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 23, 2019

The Republican's trade war is politically unpopular - and now there's a measurable economic cost in a key battleground state.

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Trump has polling trouble in Pa. But it’s a long time ’til Election Day | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - August 23, 2019

No matter what the polls say, though, we won't know whether Trump can win Pennsylvania again until Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 when the country holds its next presidential election.

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Study: Pa. ranks 35th nationwide for condition, cost-effectiveness of its highways | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 22, 2019

The state's best rankings are for its rural fatality rate, overall fatality rate and urban fatality rate. So there's that.

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Who says compromise is dead? In September, two former Pa. governors will try to revive it | John L. Micek

BY: - August 22, 2019

YORK, Pa. — Politics, the Prussian statesman Otto von Bismarck famously said, “is the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best.” Surveying our political landscape these days, it’s all too easy to conclude that our elected leaders can’t even get to the next, next best. Or whatever comes after […]

Pennsylvania’s Suicide Prevention Task Force will hold public meetings this fall

BY: - August 21, 2019

The statewide listening tour will allow Wolf’s Suicide Prevention Task Force to gather information for a suicide prevention plan, according to a news release. 

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Why so blue? New study finds Pa’s demographics favor Dems | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 21, 2019

Demographics are still (mostly) destiny.

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Will Pa. lawmakers move gun control from the third rail to the political fast track? | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - August 21, 2019

Action in Washington and Harrisburg could save lives. Will this time will be different?

Republican David Rowe wins special election for state House seat formerly held by U.S. Rep. Keller

BY: - August 20, 2019

Rowe garnered 63 percent of the vote in the 85th District, according to unofficial results from the Department of State.