Government & Politics

When it comes to marijuana legalization, Pa. is following a familiar script | Opinion

On every major reform, Pennsylvania punts, waiting as long as possible before being dragged fighting and screaming into modern times. It would be nice if Pennsylvania didn’t have to be last again.

Top Pa. Senate Dem. moves to halt Highmark/UPMC divorce

The Pennsylvania Senate's top Democrat is wading into the acrimonious -- and seemingly endless -- break up of two of the state's largest healthcare providers.Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa, D-Allegheny, is seeking co-sponsors for...

To build ‘civic muscle,’ this group is giving out cash for citizen-drawn congressional maps

Three dozen Pennsylvanians walked out of the Capitol Wednesday with a nice chunk of change, all for drawing maps.The winners, divided by age and region, had participated in a political cartography contest run by...

In State of the Union, Trump calls for unity – will Pa. lawmakers buy...

By Robin Bravender, Capital-Star Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump implored Congress Tuesday to move past political gridlock in favor of bipartisan cooperation before he dug in in on the border security fight that...

Today is the first day of the rest of the 2019 budget season |...

Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Heading into Gov. Tom Wolf's budget speech on Tuesday, there was really only one question worth asking: Which Wolf would show up?Would it be a bold progressive, buoyed by his landslide win over Republican Scott...

This is why House Democrats are focusing on economic security for working families |...

By Frank Dermody  Many Americans have become discouraged with today’s politics of personal destruction and the influence of big money in campaigns. They are looking for something different. People want to vote for candidates up...

Wolf, lawmakers can’t forget the challenges facing the Pa. State Police | Opinion

By David Kennedy Pennsylvania State Troopers are working harder than ever before as our department continues to be stretched incredibly thin. Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania General Assembly have — and continue to provide —...

Sober? Steady? Liked by Republicans? A most unusual Wolf budget indeed | John L....

There was plenty that was familiar about Gov. Tom Wolf's fifth budget address on Tuesday.Once again, he was after a higher minimum wage and more money for public schools. And he was taking another...

Can the Pa. Legislature be trusted to investigate its own #MeToo allegations?

There is still no system to investigate sexual harassment complaints uniformly in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Bipartisan lawmakers are floating proposals to change that.

Here’s how Pa’s congressional delegation responded to President Trump’s #SOTU speech

The final syllables of President Donald Trump's second State of the Union address had barely stopped echoing through the hall of the U.S. House on Tuesday night before members of Congress started weighing in...