Government & Politics

The Pa. House needs rules to function properly | Opinion

The topic of the bill played no part in the outcome of the situation on May 8. It is unfortunate that some would take this procedural ruling and turn it to partisan ends.

These Pa. schoolkids wanted people to skip using plastic straws for a day. They...

Some suburban Philly fourth graders had a plan to help the environment. It didn't take long for things to go to (Eastern) hellbender.

As abortion debate rages, some Pa. lawmakers challenge their party — or themselves

A number of lawmakers either changed their vote or went against their party colleagues Tuesday.

Here’s how Pa. can reform its guardianship system to protect our most vulnerable citizens...

Legislation has been introduced in each session of the General Assembly for the past several years to improve Pennsylvania’s guardianship law. Now it's time to pass it.

House Republicans again call on Rep. Brian Sims to apologize for harassing Planned Parenthood...

Republican leaders in the state House on Wednesday issued a sternly worded rebuke of state Rep. Brian Sims, D-Philadelphia, demanding he fully apologize for separate incidents in which he harassed protesters outside a Planned...

Wolf makes closing pitch for infrastructure plan ahead of start of budget season

Gov. Tom Wolf closed out his tour of Pennsylvania's flood-ravaged boroughs and rusted out mill towns in a place that's neither flood-ravaged nor rusted out.Standing in the gilded state Capitol, where he was surrounded...

Will the rise of nonprofit news outlets help fill a gap in Pa. journalism?...

We will find out soon enough whether a serious news market also exists in the Keystone State.