Government & Politics

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...

Report: 37,000+ cancer diagnoses made because of Pa.’s Medicaid expansion

It's been four years since Gov. Tom Wolf expanded Medicaid access to low-income adults.Since then, 1.4 million people have been covered, and Pennsylvania's uninsured rate has fallen to 5.5 percent. That's the lowest in...

Wait? What? Pennsylvania has clout on Capitol Hill now? | Friday Morning Coffee

Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers.There's no nice way to say this, so we're just going to come out and say it. It's been a lonnnnggggg time since Pennsylvania had any clout on Capitol Hill.How long?We're talking...

Here’s how to avoid the next government shutdown | Madeleine Dean

President Trump didn't mention the shutdown once during his State of the Union address on Tuesday. We can't let another one happen.

Meet the Pennsylvania Republican who’s playing defense on Trump’s tax returns

Philly Dems. Dwight Evans and Brendan Boyle now wield clout in the new majority WASHINGTON -- Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly has emerged as a central player in U.S. House Republicans’ efforts to discourage the new...

Payday lenders just scored a win in Washington — will they try again in...

And, as ever, it’s those who are cheering the loudest for him that will end up suffering the most. Let's hope Pa. lawmakers have more sense.

The controversial fee on Pennsylvania State Police coverage, explained

Like diamonds and a mother's love, some things are timeless — including the perennial fight over a proposed fee on Pennsylvania municipalities that rely solely on State Police.In his 2019-20 budget, Gov. Tom Wolf...

As the fight over Trump’s Wall rages in Washington, Pa. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon...

The delegation headed by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer "will meet directly with immigrant advocates about the humanitarian situation as well as receive a border security briefing."