Government & Politics

Former Gov. Tom Ridge backs deal to help state nuclear industry

At the first of four hearings on a bill written to aid the state's nuclear power sector, former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge told a state House panel Monday that he supports giving the industry...

Pa. governor candidates would get to pick their running mates under revived Senate bill

A bill that would end the arranged marriage between the top of the ticket and his second in command advanced through a Senate committee Monday.

Ex-House Speaker Sam Smith’s father, former Rep. L. Eugene ‘Snuffy’ Smith, has died

The former Punxsutawney mayor served 11 terms in the House from 1963 to his retirement in 1986.

Once behind bars, new Pardons Secretary Brandon Flood says he wants others to have...

Brandon Flood knows all about what it's like to need a second chance. After all, it wasn't too long ago that he was looking for one himself.When he was 17, Flood was convicted on...
Sen. Tom Killion, R-Montgomery, rallies in the Capitol for Senate Bill 90, which would create a Red Flag gun control law.

‘Red flag’ bill would reduce firearm suicides in Pa., Wolf, gun-control advocates argue at...

“This is our top legislative priority,” said Marybeth Christansen, Pennsylvania leader of Moms Demand Action, a national gun control organization.

Targeted by Republicans, Pa.’s Conor Lamb walks a fine line on Capitol Hill. So...

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb is on a winning streak.The moderate Democrat from western Pennsylvania's 17th Congressional District has proven himself to be an adept politician -- winning not just one, but...

Meet the Pa. lawmaker who’s the king of cookie-cutter, special interest legislation | Monday...

So who's really writing the bills that Pa. lawmakers vote on every day?

Tone-deafness on healthcare is a preexisting condition for Republicans | Dick Polman

Health care is simply not what Republicans do. Their brand is to slash taxes for the rich, crater the deficit, and signal national security weakness to the Russians.

Sen. Mike Regan: I’m still making up my mind on legalizing recreational cannabis |...

If I am going to be opposed, it is going to be an educated decision – not one based on emotion.

At annual gathering, Pa. conservatives take a victory lap on Trump’s judicial nominees

More than 100 conservative activists gathered a hotel in suburban Harrisburg for the annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference.